Caribbean Youth Network

General

Classification: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Missions-Sending
Legal Name: Caribbean Youth Network

Organizational Principles

Purpose & Mission Statement:

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

Denomination(s): Interdenominational
Open to New Locations: Yes
Service Locations: International
Active Cities: N/A
Active Regions: N/A
Active States: N/A
Active Countries: Bahamas

Doctrinal Statement:

We believe: 1. That the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the divinely inspired and infallible Word of God, and that they are the supreme authority on all matters of faith and conduct. 2. In God, the loving Creator who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 3. That God created Adam and Eve, they sinned, and as a result, all people are born into a sinful state. Humankind is born guilty before their Creator. The consequences of sin are physical and spiritual death, otherwise known as separation from God. Human beings can do nothing on their own to merit the favor of God or reconcile themselves to God. 4. Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as an atoning and substitutionary sacrifice. On the third day, according to the Scriptures, he rose bodily from the dead. He is seated at the right hand of the Father, continuing to rule as Lord over all and interceding for us as our Great High Priest. 5. All who believe in Jesus Christ are justified and adopted into His family on the ground of His life of perfect righteousness and death on the cross. By the grace of God, believers are restored into a right relationship with God and granted eternal life, thus having assurance of salvation. 6. That the Holy Spirit renews our hearts, compelling us to repent of our sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. The Holy Spirit operates in the sanctification of believers, and empowers Christians for service in furthering the Kingdom of God. 7. That Christ established a visible church, which under the Spirit and Word, has been summoned to preach the Gospel, disciple believers, administer the sacraments, to relieve human need, and to strive for social justice. 8. That God’s redemptive plan will be consummated by the bodily return of Christ to raise the dead, judge all men and establish His glorious kingdom

Core Values:

The characteristics of an indigenous ministry are four-fold: -They are self-governed with local leaders acting as significant players in the decision making processes of the ministry -They are self-supported; being financially independent enough to ensure the ministry\'s long term financial stability apart from outside assistance -They are self-propagating with local leaders in the forefront proficiently evangelizing and promoting the ministry\'s cause within the context of its own community -They are contexualized, expressing themselves in ways that are culturally meaningful

Missions-Sending

Ministries Offered Children
Evangelism
Leadership
Sports
Other
Missionary Durations: 1 to 3 Weeks
1 to 2 Years
More than 2 Years
Individuals: Yes
Divorced: Yes
Married Couples: Yes
Families: Yes
Groups: Yes
Educational Requirements: No
Does the organization provide funding? Yes
Does the organization provide benefits? Yes

Organization Provided Benefits:

N/A

Does the organization require training? Yes
Does the organization provide training? Yes

Training Required for Service:

NONE!

Training Provided by Organization:

Long-Term Missionary Accountability Practices:

Staff are supervised by on site Ministry Coordinators. This accountability includes mentoring and ongoing training.