Our vision is of an inclusive Christian movement, transforming communities, so that all young people can truly Belong, Contribute and Thrive; enabling people to develop to their full potential, in Mind, Body and Spirit.
“YMCA is built on a strong Christian foundation. We trust in a God of love, expressed through the life, teaching and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and aim to live this out in our actions and values. We enable people to flourish by experiencing and responding to this love. It inspires and challenges us to trust steadily, hope unswervingly, and love unconditionally.
“We believe all people are made in God’s image and place equal value on every individual, welcoming people of all faiths and of none. We therefore seek to serve others, look for the best, forgive when wronged, go the extra mile, stand with those who face disadvantage or exclusion, challenge discrimination and social injustice, be transparent, do the right thing, and never give up.
“We enable people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by, and faithful to, our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energizing communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.”
Our values describe the way we behave. They aim to be Christ-centred, inclusive for all, and aspirational. We develop excellent staff and hold the Investors in People Standard.
Compassion – We demonstrate active care and concern for all.
“As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people” – Galatians 6:10
Hope – we encourage an expectation that life has more.
“Encourage one another to build each other up” – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Trust – We build trust through open honest and transparent relationships.
“Because of my integrity you uphold me” – Psalm 41:12
Inspire – We inspire people to reach their potential.
“Life, yes, and have it full to overflowing” – John 10:10