MINISTRY & MISSION
"ALL TO ENCOUNTER LIFE TRANSFORMATION THROUGH
Prairie River Camp exists to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus by creating a transformational environment for young people through authentic relationships, shared experiences, outdoor challenges and times of solitude that draw students to the heart of God.
Our vision is to provide an excellent experience through which Jesus Christ would forever alter the life of every person who comes to camp -- that they, in turn, would be driven to change the lives of those around them for Christ.
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
All YFC USA staff, volunteers and board members must affirm our Statement of Faith and exclusive claims of allegiance that Jesus Christ makes upon everyone who would follow Him as Christians. With that understanding, they agree with and adhere to the Statement of Faith as one of Youth For Christ’s leaders, entrusted to advance the YFC mission.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.
YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to prayer and the Word of God, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.
We believe that every kid matters. We seek to empower and equip teams of Christian students to engage their friends so that every young person will have the opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ and become a part of the local Church. We trust Holy Spirit to lead students with the same power & love as adults in the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20; Matt. 9:36-37; Heb. 10:24-25; Col. 1:28-29)