General Assembly 2017

Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Thursday 14th – Tuesday 19th September 2017

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Every time the Youth for Christ family gathers it is a very special occasion. Being with like-minded brothers and sisters from around the world who share a common commitment to our vision of reaching every young person and giving them the opportunity to be a follower of Jesus is a tremendously uplifting experience.

There is something extra special about General Assembly. While it is essential that we gather together to work through the most important matters of our ministry, we also gain innovative training, time together in the Word, opportunities to share & exchange ministry ideas, encouragement, affirmation, laughter, challenge, prayer, celebration, rest, renewal, and time with our ministry family. There is no substitute for GA!


The Youth for Christ International Service Centre is honoured to host General Assembly 2017 in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida, USA on 14 -19 September 2017. This year’s GA will concentrate on training, investment, and encouragement of our global national leadership, which includes national directors, board chairpersons, and staff that have significant leadership roles in the 120+ nations that Youth for Christ has ministry in worldwide. With this focus, Youth for Christ International will be debuting innovative curriculum and training designed for National Directors, senior ministry leadership, and National Boards.


We look forward to GA 2017 at the beautiful and nostalgic Deauville Beach Resort situated right on Miami Beach. Please make attendance at GA 2017 a high priority . . . not only for what you will gain by being there, but for the blessing your presence will be to the rest of the Youth for Christ family. WE NEED EACH OTHER!

Looking forward to seeing you at GA 2017!


The Youth for Christ General Assembly is for the staff, board members, volunteers and alumni of Youth for Christ, along with their spouses, special invited guests and supporters.  It is not an open conference.

Please contact your National office regarding eligibility for participation in the General Assembly.


John Bastian I want to be one of the first to welcome you to this new ministry year with Youth for Christ. Can you believe it’s 2017?! How about this, can you believe it’s time to gather again for General Assembly?! It seems like just recently we were together in Bangkok, Thailand, and yet here we are planning to have our Youth for Christ family together in September in Miami, Florida, USA. Our team is working hard to provide a great gathering/conference for you to share, learn, be developed and be refreshed in your ministry efforts. I’m so thankful to the Lord for you, for the service you do, for the teenagers you represent, for the lives you are changing for eternity. I’m excited to see YOU in Miami in September!

Please continue to pray with us for GA ’17. Pray for the program and speakers. Pray for logistics and details. Pray for the resources needed to get as many of the Youth for Christ family to Miami as possible. And finally, pray that our Youth for Christ movement is recharged and refreshed to tackle the great mission that God has given us to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus in the world’s young people. And for now, GET REGISTERED FOR GA ’17! See you in Miami Beach!,


John Bastian

“For where two or three gather together because they are mine, I will be right there among them.” Matthew 18:20 TLB



gahotel5This year’s General Assembly will be held in sunny Miami Beach, Florida. Miami is an international city at Florida’s south-eastern tip. Its Latin and Caribbean influences are reflected in the culture, food, and beauty of the city.

 On barrier islands across the Biscayne Bay is Miami Beach, home to our conference hotel, The Deauville Beach Resort . It sits in a distinguished neighbourhood famed for its colourful art deco buildings, white gahotel4sand and surfside hotels.

The Deauville Beach Resort is gifted with the beach & skyline of the Atlantic Ocean to the East and the thrill of the city of Miami to the West. It is in this beautiful setting that we gahotel3look forward to gathering together to connect with each other and with our God.