Young Life Spoken Here

Est. 1972

Young Life arrived in Australia in the early 1970s when visiting basketball teams from Young Life USA toured Australia’s east coast. These tours gave impetus to local leaders to begin reaching young people with an incarnational approach. Strong ministry hubs were developed in Melbourne and Sydney reaching hundreds of teens each week.

In 2000, Young Life Australia was formed to bring the respective state bodies together under one organization. Glyn Henman was appointed CEO and given the task of growing the mission to reach greater numbers of young people. Young Life Australia’s mission is to build confidence, values and resilience in Australia’s young people through significant relationships with adults who model the love of Jesus Christ.

Today, we have 34 staff and hundreds of trained volunteers who mentor, lead and support young people in an increasing number of areas across Australia. Our leaders have even pioneered and support the work in Belarus, Lithuania and Macedonia. The harvest is plentiful and we pray for workers to join us in this grand endeavor of introducing our young friends to Jesus.

By the Numbers

  • 3,538 Kids Reached
  • 600+ Campers in 2018
  • 188Total Volunteers
  • 34Total Staff