The YMCA was Created to Change Lives

The Y’s mission is to share Jesus with the world and create lasting change in people’s lives. Find out how others are doing it in their community.

SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING

The US Mission Network is dedicated to helping Ys across America live out their Christian mission.

WHAT WE DO

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Curate Resources

We create and share with those who want to help their Y enhance their Christ-based programs.

Build Relationships

We’re providing opportunities for Christ-focused Y staff and members to connect and share.

Provide Recognition

We give a central voice to a growing network of Y people who want to further the Christian mission.

STORIES & UPDATES

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Cru17 Staff Conference

Home of Colorado State University, most weeks during the summer when the students are on break are fairly sleepy in Fort Collins. But when 5,000 Cru staff members come into town, many along with their families, the town comes alive.

Reaching Across the World

David Byrd, CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City and Board Member for the US Mission Network, has always been a doer. This week he’s focused on something a bit more international. David has flown halfway across the world to participate in the opening of the brand new Ramallah YMCA, a branch of the East Jerusalem YMCA.

God Guides Our Steps on the Path

Joe Pfeiffer and I, Larry Whittlesey, stopped by the Gaston County YMCA on our way to Blue Ridge Assembly. In addition to our desire to interact with the association’s staff, we included this stop for a particular reason—to see the ongoing construction of the new Robinwood Lake YMCA.

Communicating the Mission

One of the ways YMCAs around the country express their Christian heritage is through wall graphics and pictures posted around their facility. Done correctly they can communicate a powerful message of the YMCA’s mission without offending those who may not adhere to the Christian faith. Recently the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette commissioned a series of such wall displays to install in their various locations.

USMN Update

The US Mission Network was formally organized just over three and a half years ago by a group of YMCA CEOs, COOs, Chaplains and key volunteers. It brought together remnants of the former John 17:21 conferences, along with those who participated in an annual gathering of chaplains and Y church pastors at Silver Bay Conference Center. A lot has happened over these years, so we thought it might be time to give everyone a quick update on the progress we’ve made and our plans for the future.

New Gaston County YMCA

Joe Pfeiffer and I, Larry Whittlesey, stopped by the Gaston County YMCA on our way to Blue Ridge Assembly. In addition to our desire to interact with the association’s staff, we included this stop for a particular reason—to see the ongoing construction of the new Robinwood Lake YMCA.

We're dedicated to preserving, nurturing, and advancing the Christian heritage and purpose of the YMCA across America.
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