In 1960 a centre was built in Dube, Soweto where most of the work was coordinated. New work was started in Eskhawini – Empangeni (Kwazulu – Natal) in 1978, under the leadership of Rev Prince Mntambo.
Youth Alive Ministries is one of the oldest and most successful youth organizations in Soweto that has played a major role in the development of young people. Over the last 50 years, Youth Alive has touched the lives of approximately 50 000 young people who have grown to become responsible and influential members of society. A significant number of them occupy prominent leadership positions in business, government, churches and civil society.
Transformed young people who have become agents of transformation in the church and society.
Youth Alive Ministries is an interdenominational Christian youth development organization that communicates the gospel message to young people in Southern Africa, in obedience to the biblical command. We do this through holistic programs, in partnership with churches, schools, government, civil society organization and private sector.
To carry out the Great Commission, endeavouring to bring young people to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
To proclaim and teach the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ amongst the young people
To inculcate a spirit of living a clean life among young people
To proclaim the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ from an interdenominational platform
To disseminate the gospel through the publication and distribution of appropriate Christian literature and through the conducting of public evangelistic meetings and events
To train, disciple and/or educate young people to be of assistance in their respective denominations
To train young people to contribute and give input from a Christian perspective in the new South Africa
To train young people to promote, uphold and defend Christian principles, values and norms in a pro-active and non-confrontational manner
To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the foregoing objects.