WHAT IS Y4K?
Y4K is a community of God’s people who delight to worship him and are passionate about the Gospel, seeking to fulfill the mission of the Lord Jesus Christ in the world. More specifically, Y4K is an international mission organization with several active missionaries serving in 3 countries. Y4K members serve God among many diverse people groups in Africa, Romania, and Mexico.
WHAT DO THE LETTERS Y4K STAND FOR?
Y4K was begun in 2000 as Youth 4 The Kingdom. We have used the trade name “Youth 4 The Kingdom,” but the official name of the organization remains simply Y4K.
WHAT HAS GOD ACCOMPLISHED THUS FAR THROUGH Y4K?
God’s main work is invisible, within human hearts.
Y4K has been involved in:
• planting churches, serving hundreds of believers and seekers
• distributing hundreds of books for Christian workers around the world
• encouraging and facilitating new mission leaders in former mission fields
WHAT KINDS OF WORK DO Y4K MISSIONARIES DO?
Y4K is a general mission. Many of our missionaries work as worship leaders, evangelists, teachers, activity planners, street evangelists in pioneer areas or in partnership with local churches in discipleship, evangelism, or in teaching of the Word of God.
HOW ARE Y4K’S MISSIONARIES SUPPORTED?
Y4K is a faith-based mission. This means missionaries receive prayer and financial support from churches, friends, and others who believe in their ministry.
WHAT DOES Y4K BELIEVE?
Those who serve with Y4K are committed to the essential truths of biblical Christianity. See our statement of faith.
HOW DOES Y4K RELATE TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS?
Y4K relates to other organizations as described below:
The policy of the Mission is to maintain fellowship with other groups of like evangelical position, while maintaining our ability to function independently when necessary. The Mission seeks to preserve its interdenominational character in view of its responsibility to the evangelical community of which it is a part. The Mission recognizes each Christian member’s liberty to hold varying views within the Statement of Faith.
It may be necessary to relate to other groups (e.g. government or professional bodies) regarding common concerns. In no case does this involve organic union or mutual interdependence with non-evangelical bodies such as the World Council of Churches or its affiliates.
Sponsorship by Other Organizations
When entering a new country of service under the sponsorship of another organization, Y4K will seek to cooperate with that organization in every way, but will maintain the Mission’s autonomy and responsibility for its program.
Y4K recognizes that church groups arising from its ministry are not the Mission’s but Christ’s. From the beginning, the Mission seeks to emphasize that a local church comes under the authority of Christ and not of a mission organization, and that the church, with the Lord’s enabling, should be self-reliant and not dependent on resources from other organizations.