In the summer of 2010 the YMCA rebranded and officially became the Y. Many feared that Jesus Christ lost his membership and that one of the nation’s largest non-profits was going Godless. Since then, countless news stories have helped clarify the Y’s mission. We ask if the Y can do more than wave the banner of Christian principles.
We all know that a YMCA is a great place for good exercise. But how does a YMCA help families deal with pink slips, crime, family issues, poor health and an uncertain financial future? They bring their entire community together and pray.
Since 2000 one event has helped define how the Christian faith shapes the mission and many other aspects of the YMCA. The conference is a time of fellowship, growth, and renewal in the context of the Christian Purpose of the YMCA. Learn more about the 2009 conference.
Sweating and doing all those exercises in the gym can make you extremely self-conscious. Performer and trainer Lauren Lucille Garner shares her personal fitness experience and offers encouraging support to help you make positive choices and move forward with confidence.
By Philip F. Newman, VP-Communications, YMCA of Middle Tennessee
What do you do when the best workout and the best nutrition plan just don’t work? Scott Reall, founder of the YMCA Restore Ministries program says that the problems you face can’t be solved simply through a fitness regimen.