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Since 1944, we’ve had an unwavering commitment to meet 11-19 year olds in pivotal moments, and to introduce them to the hope of Christ. From holding rallies with Billy Graham in the 40’s, to entering campuses to reach students in the 60’s, to now empowering community leaders to build meaningful relationships with young people everywhere—it’s our aim to walk with young people through their story, and to be the friend and mentor that we’ve longed for ourselves.


Mesabi Range Youth for Christ been a part of the Iron Range community for over 60 years. One of our first directors, Ken Davis, has since moved on to become a popular Christian speaker and comedian. He set the stage for MRYFC’s rich heritage. Over the years, many people have been touched by the ministry in one way or another. It’s fun to hear stories of the “good ‘ol days” and exciting to learn of new, great moments happening right now. YFC has left a major impact in the community and will continue to for years to come.


YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to prayer and the Word of God,

passion for sharing the love of Christ and

commitment to social involvement.



  1. Widespread Prayer - We deliberately engage lots of Christians to intercede on behalf of the ministry site.

  2. Loving Relationships - We consistently pursue lost kids & engage them in life-long relationships with Jesus.

  3. Faithful Bible Teaching - We accurately handle Biblical truth, regularly coaching kids to apply it in their lives

  4. Collaborative Community Strategy - We intentionally work together with local churches, agencies and other partners to provide sustainable youth and family ministry.

  5. Adults Who Empower - We strategically develop leaders to reach young people from every people group.


Youth for Christ staff and volunteers are encouraged and trained to live a 3Story life: A way of life that guides followers of Christ to BE good news while telling stories of THE Good News. It is a way of seeing how the relationships we have with other people and God can be connected and grown. 3Story is not an evangelism tool or method, it is who we want to be and how we want to live. In YFC, 3Story is our living operating system. Our hope is that it becomes our DNA.


For more information about 3Story, click here.


  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

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