Equipping a Generation to Serve and Stand!  

Welcome to the YCLA
  • Creation Museum Trip 2011
    Creation Museum Trip 2011
  • "Lead the Lemon" is a popular YCLA event!
    "Lead the Lemon" is a popular YCLA event!
  • Creation Museum Trip 2008
    Creation Museum Trip 2008
  • Seeking to reclaim our nation
    Seeking to reclaim our nation
  • The "Divine Nines" declare the glory and character of Jesus Christ!
    The "Divine Nines" declare the glory and character of Jesus Christ!
  • Our group is active to support just legislation.
    Our group is active to support just legislation.
  • At the height of Operation Prayer Initiative in 2010 there were 11 prayer groups in six states.
    At the height of Operation Prayer Initiative in 2010 there were 11 prayer groups in six states.
  • Our group seeks to "lift the torch" of truth, and pass it to the next generation.
    Our group seeks to "lift the torch" of truth, and pass it to the next generation.
  • The Scriptorium in Taylors, South Carolina is our regular meeting venue.
    The Scriptorium in Taylors, South Carolina is our regular meeting venue.
  • YCLA members learn speaking and presentation skills.
    YCLA members learn speaking and presentation skills.
  • YCLA members have the opportunity to meet and be mentored by Godly leaders.
    YCLA members have the opportunity to meet and be mentored by Godly leaders.
  • A group after one of YCLA's engaging Bible studies.
    A group after one of YCLA's engaging Bible studies.
  • A group with Creation Campaign T-shirts during the 2012 trip to the Creation Museum.
    A group with Creation Campaign T-shirts during the 2012 trip to the Creation Museum.
  • YCLA members take part in a Scripture lesson after a recent campout breakfast.
    YCLA members take part in a Scripture lesson after a recent campout breakfast.
  • We believe one finds true value by surrendering ownership of his life to God.
    We believe one finds true value by surrendering ownership of his life to God.

The Young Christian Leaders' Alliance is a team of Bible-believing youth serving together for our Creator and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.  We believe His truth is the light that enables trustworthy and effective leadership. The YCLA seeks to uphold Biblical authority, turn many to righteousness through a right relationship with God as found in Christ, and catalyze spiritual change in our culture.  Our goal is to live our Lord's example, proclaim His Word, and cause others to follow Him, to attain eternal rewards for His glory.

Bringing Youth Together to Champion God's Word

Are you committed to being "on fire" for Christ?  Have you looked for a place to associate with youth who strive to practice true holiness, but perhaps not been able to find one?  Do you wonder if anyone shares your desire to stand for Christ in a darkened world?  If so, the YCLA is for you!


We believe true leadership grows out of integrity, humility, and servanthood, as Christ taught (for example, in Matthew 23:11-12).  We as youth need to have godly Biblical examples. We also need training to be examples to others.  Members of the YCLA learn leadership and character skills for life, and strengthen each other in putting these skills into practice in a context of Godly family oversight and purpose.  Leadership is worth nothing if there is nothing to lead for.  Our objective is to prepare youth for leadership by providing opportunity, experience, motivation, and a foundation of Biblical training. 


We hold clear beliefs and doctrine centered on God's Word.  Our emphasis is on the teachings of Jesus Christ as primary - "that in all things He might have the preeminence." (Colossians 1:18)  We also emphasize the victory available to the believer as he walks in the Spirit of love.  As we grow in Christ, we grow together as members of His body, encouraging and edifying each other in Him as we find His grace sufficient for every need.


The Need for a New Reformation
One of the desperate needs of today is that of the modern church and culture for Biblical reformation.  The authority of the Bible is often questioned, maligned, or simply left out of consideration. Many believers are caught up in fleshly conflicts and worldly enterprises. Evangelism has lapsed in many places because of an incomplete, powerless gospel message. Evolution has crept into the church and created increasing doubt and despair.  Our freedoms are increasingly placed in jeopardy on many fronts.  America, and the Christian heritage that defines our country's foundation, are being subversively attacked.


God is bringing the reformation movement into shape to awaken and revive His people.  This reformation proclaims the complete authority of God's Word.  It emphasizes the power of God to save from sin and transform lives, affecting all aspects of a culture.  Proponents of the new reformation hold that Scripture is true in relation to every field: science, politics, education, and more. This idea of Biblical supremacy is well-described by the term "Biblical worldview."


A worldview is a way of looking at the world.  If we hold to the truth of Scripture, we will look at the world with the understanding that Christ is the Creator.  We will see that God has a purpose in our lives. We will also see that when we continue to trust Him,  He gives us power to live for Him! (Romans 1:16)


See more about the Biblical worldview here.


Seeking to Make a Difference

How can we see change?  What can we do to turn others back to Biblical authority?  While God is at work, we must recognize that the "rulers of the darkness of this world" (Ephesians. 6:12) are continuing to grow in power and influence. They will only be finally defeated by Jesus Christ Himself. 


Thus, it must be emphasized that "the weapons of our warfare are not carnal [fleshly], but mighty through God." (II Corinthians 10:4)  In order to win this war of our age, it is imperative that we show Christ's love to all, exemplify His humble, gracious Spirit throughout our work, and be in consistent prayer and Scriptural study.


On an individual level, we should lead others to be servants of Christ.  God can use each of us to powerfully proclaim His truth.  We must endeavor to live, and train others to live, as Christ's witnesses.  We also should work to support organizations which "turn many to righteousness" (Daniel 12:3) and promote Biblical values.  It is not enough to know the right things; we each need to be active in doing them! 


The YCLA partners with local churches, apologetics organizations, resource centers, freedom groups, and others, to see the new reformation come into fullness.


Check out some efforts we support here.


Impacting in Christ's Spirit 

It is our goal to affirm and encourage the Biblical worldview in as many ways as God may make available to us.  Current YCLA strategy includes:


prayer, fasting, and Bible reading,

community outreach,

distribution of literature and DVDs,

the BEAMS training outreach,

prayer groups in schools, and

volunteer political lobbying on issues of moral importance.


At the core of our mission, we wish to be examples of Christ (I Timothy 4:12).  We want to befriend and serve others in our daily lives. Our members encourage each other to always show Christ?s love and walk in His Spirit. It is our view that true leadership and character are only brought about through a humble, serving attitude, and a committed trust in God, our great Creator.


Thank you for visiting the YCLA homepage.  You can get involved today in upholding Biblical principles through our group!  Even more importantly, please pray for us, that God will give us wisdom and courage in this work.



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The YCLA foundation is God's Word. We believe today's Christian youth have a unique opportunity to serve and influence for Scriptural truth. The YCLA exists to strengthen and unite Bible-believing kids, teens, and young adults to take action for the Lord.  First, we want to train and motivate youth to live each day for Christ.  Then, we want to equip and mobilize them to uphold the Biblical worldview in every area of life, shining the Light in politics, science, education, the arts, technology, and other fields to which God calls them.