What is EFINYC?
EFINYC (Evangelical Fellowship of India, National Youth Commission) - It is a team of committed youth leaders from various organizations and churches, brought together under the leadership of EFI.
EFINYC is a youth ministry organisation under EFI committed to remodeling, rethinking and resourcing youth ministry. EFINYC seek to Facilitate, Train and equip Christian Youth Pastors, leaders and volunteers to be more competent and can be as effective as possible in reaching out and impacting the young generation by the love and message of Lord Jesus Christ, fulfilling the Great Commission amongst youths.
…to transform youth ministry culture in India. NYC desires to cultivate a revolution of strategy and practice in youth ministry so that local church youth ministries are communities of hope and love as they hold out the Gospel of Lord Jesus Christ to the world.
…building a community of young disciples who are committed to knowing and loving the Lord Jesus and knowing and loving each other. We foresee these youth ministries will have young disciples growing in biblical understanding, increasing in service and commitment to their local church. Encourage each other on to love and good deeds with eternity in view.
…for youth ministries to be led by leaders committed to teaching and modeling Christ-likeness to the next generation; Dedicated leaders prepared to sacrifice for the Lord Jesus to glorify him and so that others might know him. NYC also foresees a Church where there is an abundance of leaders willing and able to train and equip the next generation for a lifetime of ministry in the local church.
…will have vibrant communities of young disciples of the Lord Jesus. church being transformed by youth leaders and youths who are effectively equipped for lifelong discipleship and have a passionate desire for people to know the Lord Jesus.
EFINYC strategy to see the vision come to fruition has four main elements:
REMODELING YOUTH MINISTRY
Regional events to gather local church youth groups together; Having have 3 main purposes:
- Encourage and connect youth groups by exposing them to a wider youth ministry community,
- Model a biblical youth ministry program that both edifies and evangelises,
- Be a source of programming ideas.
RETHINKING YOUTH MINISTRY (TRAINING)
NYC training seeks to encourage and equip leaders for durability in youth ministry. NYC training, therefore, is more than merely acquiring a skill set for youth ministry. It is equipping leaders to think biblically about ministry. NYC trains in 3 main ways:
- Regional training events,
- Training, Workshops and Seminar’s for Leaders and volunteers,
- Church consultancy.
RESOURCING YOUTH MINISTRY ( PUBLICATIONS )
NYC seeks to produce resources that are biblically reliable, engaging for youths, easy to use and cost effective.