About SFC

Sheaves for Christ is a financial endeavor sponsored by the General Youth Division of the United Pentecostal Church. It is a program designed to assist various departments which have physical needs impairing effective and rapid evangelism. The intent of Sheaves for Christ is to implement our world-wide vision of getting the whole gospel to the whole world. Since its inception in 1952, Sheaves for Christ has raised nearly $100 million dollars to help a variety of needs. This year, we hope to celebrate making the $100 million mark.

SFC Alocation Partners

Global Missions
Without reliable transportation, many of our missionaries would not be able to spread the Gospel into areas that have rough terrain or are far from their homes. Over 17 million dollars has been given to the Foreign Mission Division to purchase vehicles for missionaries. Why? Because no missionary should have to forfeit evangelizing their field of burden because of insufficient transportation. For more information about the Foreign Missions Division, visit www.foreignmissions.com.
North American Missions
One of the biggest challenges for a home missionary is purchasing or renovating property in order to have adequate facilities for church services. SFC provides grants of up to $10,000 to assist home missionaries in purchasing property. This is just another way that SFC helps to expand revival across North America. Visit www.homemissionsdivision.com for more information.
Christian Education
Many young people feel a calling into ministry and a desire to prepare for ministry by attending Bible College. Some students face challenges in raising finances for tuition. Fortunately, SFC has given over $850,000 to provide scholarships to qualified young people seeking to train themselves for working in the kingdom of God. Funds raised from SFC are also used to sponsor a summer retreat for the staff members of our Bible colleges. Visit www.upci.org/education for information about the ministry of the Division of Education.
Tupelo Children’s Mansion
The dissolution of the nuclear family has resulted in the shattering of many young lives. With many young people subject to the problems that a broken home produces, Tupelo Children’s Mansion provides a place of solace for those who have been abandoned and abused. The General Youth Division is thrilled to partner with TCM by providing funds that support this vital ministry. For more information about Tupelo Children’s Mansion, please visit www.tcmm.org.
Lighthouse Ranch for Boys
The purpose of Lighthouse Ranch is to heal the broken lives of young men. This healing is accomplished through therapeutic guidance methods and by the Word of God. Through the spirit of love and caring, Lighthouse Ranch has helped steer troubled boys toward living responsible and mature lives. Visit www.lighthouseranchforboys.org for more information.
Spirit of Freedom Ministries
According to a recent U.S. News and World Report, almost one third of high school students take their first drink before the age of 14, while 20 percent of teens binge drink by the ninth grade. By the 12th grade, more than 80 percent have drunk alcohol. As a result of this, many young adults are being strangled by the ugly tentacles of alcoholism. Spirit of Freedom Ministries is a nonprofit Christian organization dedicated to reaching the chemically dependent and their families with the answer to their alcohol or drug related problems, offering materials and toll-free phone lines to assist men, women, andchildren across North America who desire help. Log on to www.sofm.org for more information about the ways this ministry helps rescue families from the damaging effects of alcohol.

Here are the ministries directly impacted by SFC giving:

Bible Quizzing
The General Youth Division is proud to sponsor two levels of quizzing. The Intermediate Division is open to 12 – 14 year olds and the Experienced Division involves 15 – 18 year olds. In addition to this, the Youth Division produces several quizzing resources that assist teams in preparing for competitions on the district and national level.
Apostolic Youth Corps
Apostolic Youth Corps (AYC) facilitates the pairing of ministry-minded Pentecostal youth with North American and international sites which need and/or desire evangelism assistance. AYC provides evangelism opportunities within North America or international sites for various durations ranging from 7-14 days and long term assignments that range from 4-9 months.
The Commune-ity Meeting
Formerly known as the North American Youth Workers Convention, The Commune-ity Meeting is a conference geared toward empowering youth pastors and youth workers with biblically sound and relevant teaching. This newly remodeled youth conference inspires, informs, and equips youth workers with instruction and resources to impact their local ministries. Visit www.thecommune-ity.com for information regarding this youth ministry experience!
District Projects
Forty percent of the earned SFC offering is retained in the local district to assist the funding of various projects for young people. This offering helps subsidize campground projects, Youth Conventions, PK Retreats, and Young Married Seminars.
North American Youth Congress
North American Youth Congress (NAYC) is the premier youth conference of the United Pentecostal Church. Thousands of young people attend this meeting and are exposed to inspiring preaching, teaching, singing, and great fellowship! NAYC takes place biannually in a city in North America and is anticipated with much excitement by young people, and youth workers of the UPCI. Visit www.northamericanyouthcongress.com for more details.
INSIDEOUT
Pentecostal teens can read about culturally relevant issues from a biblical perspective in this new magazine produced exclusively by the General Youth Division. INSIDEOUT features theme-based articles, book and music reviews, interviews, devotions, student ministry profiles, and much more! Log on to www.generalyouthdivision.org and
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