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Overflow Young Life

Young Life began in the early 1940s in response to an emerging adolescent subculture, the center of which was the world of the high school.

Young Life is in the world of high school — learning kids’ names, hearing their stories, having fun and sharing with them the great news of a God who loves them.

3-5 pm
@ Overlfow Church
​Club Location

300 E. Napier Ave.
Benton Harbor, MI49022
​Overflow Wyldlife
In WyldLife, we love middle school kids! They are full of life and yet experiencing profound emotional and physical changes.

​Middle school is a time when kids make important decisions about who they are and what they believe. And so WyldLife leaders seek to model and express God's love to our young friends by learning their names, hearing their stories and honoring their God-given desire for a life of fun, adventure and purpose.

6-8 pm
@ Overflow Church
​The Overflow Collaboration

The Vison

Overflow Church and Young Life desire to see youth come to know Jesus Christ. To see this next generation rise-up and be the current/future leaders of the Godly transformation of this city.


Overflow has had a consistent presence with youth in the area and is currently in a healthy position to bring more youth to Christ. Young Life has also had a consistent presence in the area but because of lack of staffing consistency has struggled to find sustainability. By partnering together, the issue of funding is lessened and the net to reach more youth gets cast even larger. The hope is to create a structure that creatively uses resources from both parties to bring a sustainable approach to youth ministry in the area. A possible outcome is a national model for Young Life and local churches that can be duplicated in other small urban areas.

Shard Values

Both parties place a high value walking alongside youth in their day to day lives as models of Christ’s love. The most important part is building relationships by going to where the youth are. There is also a great focus on developing and leading other leaders as a part of the discipleship structure.


Young Life Southwest Michigan | 2627 Niles Ave Saint Joseph, MI 49085-1925

Phone: (231) 735-3378

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