Together we are reaching youth for Christ!
General Assembly is back! GA 2023 will be in the Netherlands, 19-25 October, 2023. This exciting gathering of national leadership, board members, and the young leaders who will carry our movement into the future only happens every three years (six years this time due to COVID-19).
This year’s theme is “Together,” reminding us that we are together in Christ as a unified movement carrying His word to all the nations.
Our goal and hope is to have delegates, young leaders, and attendees from all of our more than 100 Youth for Christ member nations.
Not surprisingly, the cost for some international staff to attend is a huge hurdle. GA Link is an effort to help by providing scholarships for young leaders and delegates coming from more economically disadvantaged nations.
Experience shows that GA has an enormous impact on attendees and young leaders. Many of our national and international leaders today count their previous GA experiences as important parts of their leadership calling and development.
It is estimated that 45 nations will need help with scholarships. We want to provide scholarships for up to six young leaders per qualifying nation and three other delegates (national director, board member, and other senior leader).
Each nation, young leader or delegate will contribute towards their costs, but without a scholarship they would not be able to attend at all.
Young Leader Scholarships
For those from the Asia Pacific, Africa or Americas Areas who are in need, a scholarship of $2,000 would cover $800 of their registration cost and $1,200 for travel expenses.
For those from the Europe, Middle East and North Africa Area a scholarship of $1,400 would cover $800 of their registration cost and $600 for travel expenses (the travel amount is lower due to proximity and thus lower travel costs).
National Directors, a board member, and one other key delegate from nations with financial need would be provided a $1,000 stipend towards registration.
WAYS YOU AND YOUR CHAPTER CAN PARTICIPATE IN GA LINK
- Provide a scholarship for one or more Young Leaders to attend GA – $1,400 for young leaders from the Europe, Middle East or North Africa Area; $2,000 for Young Leaders from the Americas, Asia Pacific or Africa Areas.
- Provide a scholarship for one or more national directors, board members, or national leaders at $1,000 each.
- Underwrite the cost for a national delegation (six young leaders and three other delegates) to attend GA – $11,400 for a nation from the Europe, Middle East or North Africa Area; $15,000 for a nation from the Americas, Asia Pacific or Africa Areas
- Make a donation to GA Link in any amount to use for scholarships as needed.
To donate by check:
- Make a check payable to Youth for Christ International
- Designate “GA Link – Account 15300.” If there is a specific nation you are wanting to sponsor please indicate.
- Mail your check to: Youth for Christ International, PO Box 4555, Englewood CO 80155