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Central Columbus Young Life serves students ​in Bexley, Grandview Heights, Upper Arlington, and Whitehall. Click on your community in the navagaion menu above to find out more about Young Life in your area. 

Young Life is led primarily by college students who are caring and committed to being involved in kids' lives - from supporting them at their sporting events to listening to them talk about what's important to them. Our leaders help kids consider the direction of their lives, and they offer hope for their future while building lasting friendships.

We are not not affiliated with any church but our desire is to partner with local churches as they reach out to students and families.

It is our vision that every adolescent will have the opportunity to meet Jesus Christ and follow Him.

If you have a question or would like more information about any aspect of Central Columbus Young Life, please email us at

You'll find additional contact information on our Staff page.

Philosophies and Methods​

WyldLife Parent Permission Form​

Online Health Form​

​​​a week in young life

YoungLife Club is a weekly (in most cases), high-energy gathering of students and leaders. It begins with great music and hilarious skits/games followed by a thoughtful message designed to bring together the truth of the bible with the realities of teenage life. 


Campaigners is a weekly (in most cases) gathering for students who want to learn and grow in their faith through study, service and leadership. Students and leaders come together to take on life’s tough questions and to talk about Jesus in a relevant way that helps kids see the biblical connections to every day life as a teenager. If you want to know more about what it means to be Christian, we’ll talk about that too. ​

Our mission

It is our mission to introducadolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. We accomplish our mission by:

  • Praying for young people. 
  • Going where students are. 
  • Building personal relationships with them and winning the right to be heard. 
  • Providing experiences that are fun, adventurous and life-changing. 
  • Sharing our lives and the good news of Jesus Christ with adolescents.
  • Inviting students to personally respond to this good news. 
  • Inviting students to personally respond to this good news. 
  • Loving them regardless of their response. 
  • Nurturing kids so they might grow in their love for Christ and the knowledge of God’s Word and become people who can share their faith with others. 
  • Helping young people develop the skills, assets and attitudes to reach their full God-given potential. 
  • Encouraging kids to live connected to the Body of Christ by being an active member of a local congregation. 
  • Working with a team of like-minded individuals – volunteer leaders, committee members, donors and staff.
​Young life is for everyone
Everyone is welcome.
Our programs are custom made for kids throughout their adolescent years. 

YoungLife is the name of our organization and is also the term we use for our program with high school students. 

WyldLife is the name of our middle school program. If you have interest in helping us to start this in Bexley please contact Colin.

Capernaum is the name for our offereing for adolescents with special needs.  If you have interest in helping us to start this in Bexley please contact Colin.

Parent Support Teams is what we call those adults who walk along side our YoungLife leadership within each community.

Area Committee is what we call those adults who partner with our YoungLife staff to plan and strategize for the future of the entire minitry. 

If you are interested in hearing more about Parent Support Teams or our Area Committee please email or talk to a leader in your area.

Central Columbus Young Life also has a ministry to college kids. Click the link below to find out more about Young Life at Capital University. 


Young Life Central Columbus | 1200 Chambers RdSuite 301 Columbus, OH 43212-1703

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