Jim Rayburn: A Young Life Legacy

From: Volume 4, Issue 1: Spring 2007 Pages 6-16


Jim Rayburn’s (1909–1970) passion to see young people come to faith in Christ led to the establishment of Young Life in 1941. This parachurch organization focused on youth evangelism through after-school clubs and summer camps. The high-energy, adult-led, conversational, and incarnational program focus that was characteristic of these forums eventually moved beyond Young Life, influencing much of how youth ministry operated through the rest of the 20th century.



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