Erin Oliver

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Erin and her husband Mark are raising support to come on staff with Young Life in the Western Reserve with Erin as a Staff Associate serving in Hudson.
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WHAT IS YOUNG LIFE?
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Relationships | Contact work is the heartbeat of Young Life. It’s caring adults stepping into the world of kids, walking alongside and sharing life with them while building bridges of friendship and earning the right to be heard. This is what Paul describes when he says, "Because we loved you, it was a joy to us to give you not only the Gospel of God but our very hearts - so dear did you become to us." - 1 Thess 2:8 | Phillips

Fun | Club is a high energy celebration filled with humor, music and a life changing message of God’s love. Students encounter the gospel with the freedom to respond as they choose.

Adventure | Camp is the greatest week of students’ lives — the only description to do it justice — where they  live life to the full and  hear and process the Gospel alongside their leaders and friends.

Depth & Leadership | Campaigners is a community of students committed to following Jesus together and impacting their school. Students meet weekly to read the bible, pray for each other, their friends and their school. Kids are strongly encouraged to celebrate their faith in a local church.


MY HEART FOR YOUNG LIFE
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As a high school kid, I ran in constant circles searching for meaning and significance only to be left empty. I was chasing meaningless things and all my efforts to feel satisfied proved fruitless. My life and eternity were changed my junior year whe a Young Life Staff Associate was placed at my school to start Young Life there. God used my YL leaders to draw me to Himself, and to teach me how to follow Christ. Ever since I began a relationship with Christ, serving within the mission of Young Life has been heavy on my heart.

Now, in God's perfect timing, He has brought me to a place where that is a reality! Jim rayburn once said, "There is no price too high to pay to see that young people have the chance to know the Savior." I love this quote and am so excited and humbled to be a part of helping kids have that chance - the same chance I was given as a high school student. As Mark and I make this move while trusting God's lead, we are so amazed at the doors He has opened to bring this about. We are so thankful to be a part of what He is doing in the lives of kids in Hudson and the Western Reserve and cannot wait to jump in!

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AREA OVERVIEW​​


the western resrerve
19 public school districts
30,000 middle/high school students
30,000 Kent State students

Currently:

4 High Schools, WyldLife,

Capernaum & YL College

 

Hudson, OH was the start​ing place for Young Life of the Western Reserve back in 1976. Throughout the past 40+ years, Hudson has had a rich history of YL ministry and has been a hub of Young Life at the heart of the area. Alongside Kent State University, Hudson is a strategic place for a YL staff to serve in the area and establish a flagship ministry.

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VISION & GOALS​

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Students and Leaders from a Chancellor HS Summer Camp Trip



Pour into existing  leader team in Hudson and develop culture of bold outreach and discipleship to students


Continue to develop Hudson Campaigners community and student leadership model which invites kids into the mission of reaching their school alongside leaders


 ​Through prayer and consistent presence, work to develop Hudson into a flagship Young Life ministry within the area where kids are regularly meeting Christ and growing in their faith
PARTNERING WITH US

Personal Fundraising Goal: $20,000
of $62k budget​

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HOW YOUR PARTNERSHIP IMPACTS KIDS 

The vast majority of a typical Young Life budget supports life-on-life relationships between staff, leaders, and kids — it is supporting staff who are going into the worlds of kids as well as seeking out, training, deploying, and supporting leaders who serve alongside them!
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HOW EVERYTHING WE DO IMPACTS KIDS:
​MY ROLES IN HUDSON AS A STAFF ASSOCIATE

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 what it will take
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ways TO SUPPORT
ONLINE GIVING        ​​ 

PERSONAL CHECK    MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO 'YOUNG LIFE'
                                            MAIL TO:  YOUNG LIFE
                                                              PO BOX 1015
                                                              HUDSON, OH 44236

CONTACT INFORMATION
erinjboliver@gmail.com  |  540.710.4956
 
Address

Young Life Western Reserve | PO Box 1015 Hudson, OH 44236-6215

Phone: 330-474-9764

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