What Is YDI?

Young Disciples International is an independent Christian Ministry, committed to youth development, empowerment, and discipleship. YDI is focused on making a difference in the world of young people, shaping and serving the successor-generation. The ministry teaches youths how to effectively utilize their youthful season. Every YDI youth is challenged to accept responsibility for their future.

 

Our Anchor Scripture

 

“That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as cornerstones polished after the similitude of a palace.” Psalm 144:12.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

To groom highly informed, responsible, impact-making and God-fearing Successor leaders that will be relevant to God and humanity.

Our Core Values

Academic & Professional Excellence

We value Excellence and reinforce distinction in academic & professional spheres among our ranks.

Covenant Of Purity

A public declaration to embrace sexual purity and abstinence.

Godly Conduct And Character

We seek to raise individuals that are of impeccable conduct and character in the order of Christ.

Spiritual Maturity

The commitment to staying true to the tenets of the Christian faith regardless the situation or circumstance

Skill Acquisition

Continuous Learning as a means to expanding our skill-set and expanding our horizons to new vistas of opportunity.

Service To God And Humanity

The understanding that our existence is for a purpose which serves to glorify God and enrich humanity

Social Relevance

The idea that wherever we find ourselves we matter enough to influence our society.

What YDI Is Not

1. YDI IS NOT A SOCIAL CLUB/GATHERING
On campus, there are various social groups and organisations like JuniorChambers International (JCI), SIFE, UNESCO Youth Organisation, AISEC, etc.However, it is important to note that YDI is in many ways different from these organisations.Young Disciples International is a Christian organization with a clear mandate from God to reach out to the world of young people. The founding principles of YDI are Bible-based (Psalm 144:12, Proverb 22:6, Nehemiah 1:6-end, Psalm 71:18, Matthew 18:14, John 21:15-17).
YDI is not a social gathering of some fun-loving young people who want to enjoy themselves.
Everything we do in YDI must have its source in God, and our members must be worthy examples for other youths to follow. (1Timothy 4:12).
2. YDI IS NOT AN NGO
Young Disciples International is not a Non-Governmental Organisation, but rather a Para-church youth ministry with a vision to raise the successor generation.
YDI is not sponsored/funded by any International Organisation
3. YDI IS NOT A DENOMINATIONAL ORGANISATION
YDI cuts across different denominations and religious backgrounds. So, YDI members must not discriminate against certain groups. What’s important and essential is faith in Jesus as the only way to God. This is a major advantage and
strength for YDI chapters on campus and in city chapters too.