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Austin Area Youth For Christ

YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other likeminded partners to raise up life-long followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

Area Director

John Engelstad -


Summer Small Groups

Pizza Club

Thursdays • 6:30 PM • Starting June 6th

This summer let's hang out and eat pizza! Meet at 400 3rd Ave NW. Transportation will be available. Contact John Engelstad - 507.481.4894

Fishing Club

Tuesday Evenings • 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23

Join us to catch some fish next summer, starting in June. Equipment and bait will be provided... even some fish.  Contact John Engelstad - 507.481.4894

School Year Campus Life

Middle School Breakfast Club at Bethlehem Church

Tuesdays and Fridays • 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

Before school, come and have some hot chocolate and breakfast to start your day right. We do fun ice breakers, play music and have a daily life message based on bible verses.

March 2024 Newsletter

A young man came to one of our Clubs for the first time recently...

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May 2024 Newsletter

I can’t believe it’s been seven years since I started working as Austin’s ...

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April 2024 Newsletter

The week prior to Easter we focused on 2nd Peter 2:24...

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We need your help! Austin Area Youth for Christ is renovating a building north of the High School and is planning to open a facility in early 2022.  This can only be made possible through donations from generous people like you. If you would like to donate money, your time or supplies to go towards a building for Austin Area Youth For Christ, please contact John. 

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