"Recognizing Giftedness, Envisioning Possibilities and Providing New Standards for Sustainable Communities"  


The Vision of the Africa Christian Youths Development Foundation is people transformed and empowered by Christian Principles and providing outstanding leadership, direction, healing and hope to a world that is broken and fragmented by sin. Our ultimate goal is to build a community-led planning and transformation process that encompasses crime reduction and prevention, employment, education and capacity, health, the enhancement of faith connections and the expansion of existing civic structures. Micah 6:8 calls us to “do justice, love mercy and to walk humbly with God”. This is our motivation to act in interests beyond our own self-interests, to care for and share with others. In line with the character of Jesus who calls us to follow his footsteps and to show concern for those trapped into harmful conditions by powers greater than themselves, the Scriptures invite us to be Voice to the Voiceless and to seek justice for the oppressed, the marginalized and the powerless (Proverbs 29:7, 31:8-9, Isaiah 1:15-17. 10:1-3, Mark 12:38-40). We will do all in our power to influence Governments and others in positions of power to make legislations and policies which lift up the poor, protect the vulnerable and make conditions possible for the rehabilitation of the outcast. We will seek transformation and change at the deepest and most profound levels by working to touch people at the core of their values, beliefs, hopes, motivations and understanding of reality. Our ultimate goal is new men and new women, becoming more and more like the Lord Jesus and working to see their whole communities transformed by the power of his Compassionate Love and healing Word.



The Mission of the Africa Christian Youths Development Foundation clearly reflects the special biblical mandate given to us by the Lord Jesus in Matthew 9:37-38, and it reads:

                    “The harvest is so great, but the workers are so few.

                    So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest;

                     Ask him to send out more workers for his fields”.

The Foundation came into existence as a direct response to the above mandate, in September 2003, after a three-day National Christian Youths Leadership Seminar, organized by Project Hope-Nigeria at the University of Jos, Jos-Plateau State of Nigeria. From this very humble beginning, we have committed our resources, talents, energies and time towards facilitating and leading initiatives aimed at:

v      Building and strengthening the individual capacities of young people to make biblically-shaped responses to social challenges in the contemporary world.

v      Working with local churches and communities to inculcate family values and promote a greater sense of our shared experience.

v      Nurturing the spiritual life of young Christians such that they become worthy Ambassadors of the Lord Jesus.

v      Igniting young Christians for workplace transformation by modeling our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

v      Equipping young Christians to minister effectively in the name of Christ in the Church and in the society.

We seek to:

Ø       Celebrate the wonder and grace of God revealed in our sacred stories.

Ø       Nurture the spiritual needs of individuals and congregations.

Ø       Build bridges of trust and understanding among the different faith traditions and cultures in communities where we live and work.

Ø       Invite people to examine their lives and to act on the pressing moral, ethical and spiritual issues and challenges of our time

Ø       Encourage the inclusion of faith-and-values perspectives in public discourse.We invite you to join our ever increasing Membership.