Youth for Jesus is an exciting adventure, winning souls for God. Should you be accepted into Youth for Jesus this year, please pray for the Holy Spirit to prepare your heart and ours so we can work together in fullfilling the commission of Jesus.
Below are some guidelines to making your experience a success.
Maximum Attraction: We have many activities and programs planned to attract people to Jesus. Much time will be spent visiting, studying and worshiping with new friends. In order to point people to Jesus and not ourselves, we encourage you to dress in clean, modest clothing. As you pack, please keep in mind the goal of bringing others’ attention to Jesus. We realize it will be hot at times, so do bring appropriate attire that will allow you to be as cool as possible, yet be modest.
Outreach and meeting clothes should be casual dress: khakis and collared shirt for young men; and for young ladies, skirts or casual dresses which are to the knee or lower. Please avoid wearing sleeveless and tight fitting clothing. You will be on your feet for extended period of time, so bring COMFORTABLE shoes to wear with your program dress. NO JEWELRY of any type at any time.
For Sabbath programs: Young men, please wear dress pants with shirt and tie (jacket optional). Young ladies, please wear attractive church-appropriate dresses or skirts.
Minimum Distraction: There will be a lot going on – we need your full attention, energy and participation. To keep your focus on God and minimize distractions we ask you to leave all Walkmans, radios, tape players, portable CD players, TV’s, headphones, iPods/mp3 Players etc. at home. Due to "in class distractions" and "after lights out distractions" all cell phones will neeed to be turned in to your deans during class (10 am - 1 pm) and at 10:00 pm each evening. You will receive your phones each morning at breakfast. For safety purposes you will be allowed to take your cell phones on outreach. During the evangelistic meetings, all cell phones will be held by the "site coordinator" and returned at the conclusion of the meeting. Because of the extreme demands put on students to master techniques of soul-winning and evangelism, we ask you to put all special or dating relationships “on the back burner” for the weeks you will participate in the ASI Youth For Jesus program.
Community Service Project: As time permits, it is our plan to assist the community with practical needs: i.e. building repair, cleaning, painting, landscaping, etc. Bring modest work clothes that will allow you to be comfortable while you work.
Lifestyle: In order to best model the “more abundant” lifestyle God has given us to share, and so that we can be at our best for God, a vegetarian diet is required for all meals with the program and we ask that you do not use caffeinated beverages.
Recreation: There may be time for cycling, rollerblading, playing ball, or swimming! While we have not scheduled these activities into the program, they may surface during free time. Swimwear for young ladies will be shorts and a t-shirt; and for young men, board shorts style swim trunks.