The YMCA was Created to Change Lives

People like you in Ys across the country are sharing Jesus and creating lasting change in people’s lives. Find out how others are doing it in their community.


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




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.



Making an Impact in Kenya

We’re excited to share this fresh report from Scott Reall, Stephanie Gibson and the Restore Small Groups team. We’re grateful for their partnership with the USMN and their ongoing work to transform lives around the world. Here is Scott’s report.

Response from Yakima YMCA

Late last month our National Director, Larry Whittlesey, was able to squeeze in a trip to Yakima, Washington before heading to the Y-USA Program Expo. Here is the positive response we got back from Bob Romero, CEO of the Yakima YMCA.

New YMCAs Connecting with the Network

It’s exciting to see how God is growing the impact of the US Mission Network across the country as new YMCA’s learn about this collaborative effort. While connection with our movement is purely voluntary, we grateful for those associations that have welcomed our message and begun to implement a stronger Christian mission emphasis in their own local associations. Here are a couple of encouraging stories about some YMCAs that have recently connected with the US Mission Network.

I Have a Place For You

MOPS is an incredible ministry that helps connect young moms to share the journey of raising the next generation. Considering the number of young moms who walk through our doors every day, the YMCA is a perfect place to host these groups.

The Power of Presence

One of the key strategies in the work of the US Mission Network is to establish a presence at YMCA events around the country. Our National Director, Larry Whittlesey, invests a good deal of his time visiting YMCA conferences, state alliance meetings, AYP events and local YMCAs.

His Word, Not Ours

Earlier this fall, the Lutheran Church celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Legend has it that on Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his “95 Theses” on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church, in Germany. Over time we may have made this act more dramatic than it was intended. Luther did not seek to be revolutionary. What he nailed on the door of the church was a list of questions and propositions for debate, not a declaration of war.

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

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