Young Life

Young Life

Young Life is coming to South WaltonWe are VERY excited about helping to establish a South-Walton Young Life ministry.

If you are unfamiliar with Young Life here is an overview.


What is Young Life?
Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school and college-aged kids in all 50 of the United States as well as more than 90 countries around the world.

What kinds of people are in Young Life? 
There is no one type of person involved in Young Life. It’s for everyone. It’s a place to talk about surviving school, break-ups, parents, bad grades or God.

What does Young Life believe?
Here is a link to their Statement of Faith

Is Young Life affiliated with a particular denomination?
Young Life is non-denominational and has been from the outset (1941). Therefore, we are not affiliated with any denomination, nor do we encourage one Christian denomination over another. Our staff and volunteers affiliate with a wide range of Christian denominations — both Protestant and Catholic.

How is Young Life funded?
Young Life is a non-profit organization, funded through the donations of individuals, foundations and businesses. The overwhelming majority of funding for Young Life ministry comes from individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of kids in their communities. Many of our supporters were involved in Young Life as kids, or know someone whose life has been significantly influenced by Young Life ministry.

How are donations used by Young Life?
Eighty-three percent of any gifts you make to Young Life stay right in your local area to support the ministry to kids there. The other 17 percent, known as the service charge, is sent to the Young Life Service Center and to the area’s corresponding regional office to fund technical and administrative services that serve local areas.


We hope you will join us in praying for the establishing of this wonderful and EFFECTIVE ministry here in South Walton County.




6 thoughts on “Young Life”

  • Yay!!! Being a leader with YoungLife in Atlanta was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I now live on 30A and teach at Emerald Coast Middle. I would love to be a part of YoungLife SoWal…please let me know how to get involved.
    Renee P

  • Yay!!! I am overjoyed to know that YoungLife is finally coming to SoWal. Serving as a leader in Atlanta ranks as one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I would love to be involved here. I live on 30A and teach at Emerald Coast Middle. Have emailed the chapel and am interested in serving in any way. Just let me know how I can get involved.
    Renee P

  • As someone who has volunteered as a Young Life and Wyldlife leader for the better part of the past 15 years, and being somewhat familiar with the Seaside community, I would strongly discourage anyone from going on staff in 30A. It would be fruitless work, dealing with a bunch of wealthy socialite, cultural “Christians” who for the most part do not have access to the Holy Spirit.

    They are elitists who have no need for Christ, their real trust is in their own credentials, accomplishments, and bank accounts. Doing real ministry in an area like 30A would be a frustrating and fruitless endeavor, so if you’re reading this considering whether to pursue a career with Seaside YL and you really care about facilitating the spread of the gospel, please look elsewhere. This area is not fertile soil.

    A camel will have an easier time passing through the eye of a needle than you will have reaching these children of the fabulously wealthy. However, just like the pastors in these 30A communities, I’m sure the seducing social graces of the locals will more than make up for your ineffectual ministry.

    • As was mentioned in the blog post, Young Life will be serving all of South Walton County. Not just Seaside or the 30A. As the ministry grows it will spread into the neighboring counties of the whole region of the Emerald Coast.

    • The comment above about the residents and children of 30-A is heart wrenching. To say that it is ever a “fruitless endeavor” to spread the good news of Jesus to anyone, especially young hearts in need of knowing their Savior??!! You said you are “somewhat familiar” with the community. Do you know Santa Rosa Beach is the fastest growing town in Florida and by some stats the sixth fastest growing town in the country? It is overflowing with wonderful people who are not all “fabulously wealthy socialites who only care about their bank accounts”. When I look at the faces of my children and their precious friends in this community I can tell you that they are children of God and this is very fertile soil for a ministry as amazing as Young Life to spread in a beautiful way.

      I have been involved with YL for many years and am thrilled that it is coming to this community! I would love to help in any way I am needed! Please let me know times of meetings,etc and I will help spread the word!

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