Youth for Christ Botswana was registered with the Register of Societies in 1995. The work was re-pioneered in 2002 when E.J.van As became the National Director. In 2013 Koekoes van As became the National Director. Youth for Christ Botswana is governed by a National Board and the finances are yearly audited.The National Office of Youth for Christ Botswana is situated in Mochudi, 40 kilometers north of the capitol, Gaborone.

 Maruping Kolobe is the director for the Kgatleng District. He has been with Youth for Christ since 2004.

 Em Liddiard is the director for Gaborone. She has been with Youth for Christ since 2010.

 Youth for Christ is not a church, but works with young people reaching them with the gospel of Jesus Christ, then discipling them into the local church. Youth for Christ works with all like minded partners in reaching this goal. See vision statement and statement of faith below.


Our Values

Vision: As part of the body of Christ, our vision is to see every young person in every people group in every nation have the opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ and become part of a local church
Generation 21 Now Statement: To be God’s catalyst in faithfully developing a pan-African generation of young people who will be characterised by prowess in spiritual warfare, boldness in evangelism, passion in social involvement and godliness in leadership …reflecting an exemplary Christian Life.

Statement of faith

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

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

  3. 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, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

  4. We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful people is by the grace of God through faith and the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

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

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

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

Core Values

  1. Prayer and Fasting

  2. People

  3. Evangelism and Discipleship

  4. Mobilization

  5. Leadership

  6. Social Involvement

  7. Integrity