About Us

The purpose of the Caribbean Youth Network is to serve as an international mission organization fostering the planting, partnering, and networking of relational, Christ-centered youth ministry to the of ends that youth can be introduced to the Gospel and grow into a mature relationship with Christ.

Read more about our mission goals below and be sure to read our Statement of Faith and Core Values.

Mission goals

1. To plant relational, Christ-centered, community based youth ministry on islands throughout the Caribbean by:

a.) Praying for young people and youth ministry development throughout the Caribbean
b.) Responding to invitations from communities interested in youth ministry
c.) Reaching out to communities regardless of their social, ethnic or cultural background
d.) Living in the communities where this organization seeks to minister
e.) Building trusting relationships within the community in order to identify and understand others in their thinking, actions, methods, and world-views
f.) Identifying, training and empowering leaders
g.) Training leadership teams in spiritual leadership, relational ministry, evangelism, discipleship and camping 
h.) Reaching out to disinterested and unchurched youth by providing regularly scheduled events and camping opportunities where they can hear the Gospel

     in a language they can understand
i.) Building personal relationships with youth
j.) Modeling an exemplary lifestyle that reflects the Lordship of Jesus Christ
k.) Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with youth
l.)  Offering opportunities for young people to receive Christ as their personal Lord and Savior
m.) Committing to invest in relationships with these young people for the long haul; through the post-high school years and on into adulthood
n.) Discipling teenagers who have responded to the Gospel and are seeking to follow Christ
o.) Creating student leadership and college leadership teams to help young people discover their gifts and reach their full God-given potential
p.) Always having the goal of creating a three-fold indigenous ministry (self-funding, self-governing, self-propagating)
q.) Assisting local leaders in the development of suitable places to conduct their ministry
r.) Introducing youth to the broader Body of Christ through involvement in a local church

2. To partner with Caribbean youth organizations in order to serve them through any of the following ways:

a.) Providing air travel for ministry related purposes (camping, conferences, board meetings, training, etc.)
b.) Providing boat travel for ministry related purposes
c.) Providing financial assistance to youth organizations to further their ministry goals
d.) Providing training for directors, staff and volunteers
e.) Providing spiritual direction for directors, staff and volunteers
f.) Providing volunteer mission teams
g.) Recruiting, training, and sending missionary staff 
h.) Offering professional advice and consultation in the areas of ministry related ventures, fundraising, and organizational development
i.) To function as a supply line for overseas youth ministries
j.) To facilitate support and aid for youth who are poor, orphaned, or abandoned by family
k.) To facilitate assistance for students to further educational achievement and advancement

3.  To facilitate the networking of like-minded youth organizations for the purposes of:

a.) Bringing isolated communities of youth ministry leaders together for encouragement, exposure, and equipping
b.) Bringing youth from different organizations, communities, and islands together for evangelistic camps, retreats, events, etc.
c.) Bringing college students and adults together for leadership training and planning
d.) Building healthy relationships, mutually benefiting from each other’s spiritual gifts, and exchanging resources and ideas