The purpose of YAYA is to provide resources to affiliated Churches which will allow these Churches to advance their youth and young adult ministries for the cause of Jesus Christ. YAYA utilizes a biblical model for building and developing youth ministry which is derived from the ministry and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Our goals are to disciple, build, and grow youth and young adult ministries throughout the world. This model has become the culture for the Shield of Faith Fellowship of Churches International. In Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus uses the same principles of disciple, build and send. Jesus’ final words in Luke 24:49 and Acts 1:8 declare the empowerment for the call in the promise of the Holy Spirit.
This mission is achieved when each stakeholder (student, parent, leader, pastor, friend, local church, para-church, district office, and national office) is willing to invest: time, energy, and financial support to their young people.
We are striving for our churches to eclipse five thousand 12-35 year old student adherents by the year 2020. The Apostolic Church is here to disciple, build and send more youth than ever. We believe God is calling for more young disciplined followers of Jesus Christ, filled with the Holy Spirit, anchored in the Word of God, forged in the character of Christ and championing the kingdom of God as lifelong, productive members of the Body and the cause of Christ.
Our strategy is a combination of empowerment and equipping through ministries, resources and events. Our goal is to develop state teams that mirrors the international team. Our effort is to develop 10 state regions by the year 2020. As we reach these goals we will work with bishops and local pastors to make the vision and mission possible. We train leaders to establish youth and young adult ministries in the five functions of the Acts 2 model revealed in Acts 2:42-47.
YAYA believes in growth and advancement. Our goal is to help youth and young adults find Jesus Christ and grow into a loving relationship with God. Once your youth experience YAYA their lives will be enhanced through our fun actives, convicting seminars, and our dynamic worship. In addition, your young people will encounter fellowship, networking, training, and so much more. When young people attend our events they go back to the local church on fire and ready to grow.
The goal for the Texas Region is to touch the lives of our youth and young adults throughout the Shield of Faith Fellowship of Churches, Int. We are believing the scripture in Acts 1:8 declaring the promise of the Holy Spirit. Outpour will leave your young people empower, enriched, and employed to advance the kingdom of God. Joel 2:28 states, “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.” Get ready Texas for a powerful movement.