YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.


Iowa teens are in crisis.

In Christ, YFC champions teens by connecting them with caring adults, giving life to their stories.

Youth For Christ (YFC) became a national non-profit organization in 1944 with the mission of youth evangelism. Billy Graham was the first employee. YFC has 160 chapters nationwide with 11 ministry programs.


Heartland YFC has been serving youth in Linn County since 1962. Heartland Youth For Christ seeks community transformation through holistic and relational outreach to young people, ages 11-19, across Benton, Jones, and Linn County.  Working together with the local church and other like-minded partners, we Engage young people in healthy relationships; Equip them with skills to live a balanced life - physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually; and Empower them to become committed to community engagement, social involvement and sharing the love of Jesus with those around them.  

Each year, Heartland Youth For Christ engages with over 600 kids in schools and neighborhoods. Heartland Youth For Christ staff and volunteers show the love of Christ in tangible ways. While our faith motivates us to action, our programs are open to young people of all backgrounds and beliefs.

God has given us incredible opportunities. Youth For Christ is being asked to expand to meet the needs of the local community. However, we can't do this alone. We need partners to help us in this mission. To learn more about how you can partner with us, 

Our passion is to minister in the name of Jesus. We are liberated by His forgiveness and we are propelled by His love; to invest, engage, confront, and proclaim as agents of mercy and ambassadors of truth.  We are stewards of His message and ministers of His grace on school campuses and in local neighborhoods… with the outcast and the overwhelmed… with the seekers and the scared.
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