Christian Emphasis

Christian Emphasis

Our Christian Emphasis program seeks to accomplish the mission of keeping the “C” in the YMCA by demonstrating the love of Christ by serving, encouraging, and caring for the spiritual needs of our members and our community.


The Christian Emphasis Program consists of people just like you! We are in this together as we learn and grow in our faith. We love and treasure Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and want to glorify Him in all our actions, words and heart meditations. You are already a part of the team if you are actively living out your faith in our community.

HOW WE SERVE (can you make these links to share the latest activities and devotion?)

  • Prayer support for members and staff
  • Bible Study
  • Bible lessons and crafts for kids
  • Outreach in community
  • Devotions for staff and members
  • Programs that apply biblical wisdom to provide for practical needs such as financial distress or family care.



Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and love (care for) your neighbor as yourself.

Luke 10:27


Better to be poor and HONEST than rich and dishonest. No one believes a liar, but everyone respects the words of an HONEST man.

Proverbs 19:1, 21:28


Treat people the same way you want them to treat you. Show proper RESPECT to everyone.

Matthew 7:12, Peter 2:17


Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry (be RESPONSIBLE for) his own load.

Galatians 6:4-5


And without FAITH it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Hebrews 11:6

Click here to see area churches who partner with the Christian Emphasis program. Members of partnered churches receive a 10% discount on memberships. Check with your church for a voucher.





We are here for you! You are loved! We have already been praying for you!

Church Partnerships

We are partnering with local churches to provide Christian programs and ministries here at the Y. There are many benefits to partnering with us in ministry, including free family memberships for pastors, use of YMCA facilities for an exclusive “Family Fun night” for members of your church only, Y membership discounts to your church members, and promotion of your church events to Y members. For more information, contact Chris and Stephanie Myers, Christian Emphasis Coordinator, at (740) 345-9622 ext. 111 or at

YMCA Church Partners:

Christian Emphasis Committee

The Christian Emphasis Committee is made up of a group of dedicated Christians that volunteer their time to promote the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Licking County Family YMCA for the purpose of carrying out our mission— to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Members of the Christian Emphasis Committee are available for prayer.

Bible Study Classes

The Christian Emphasis committee sponsors monthly Bible Study Classes. Click on the link to see this month’s opportunities.

Goals of the Committee:

  1. Encourage the development of the whole person: mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially.
  2. Provide programs and resources that promote Biblical Christian Values that can be applied in the lives of members as well as the community at large.
  3. Preserve the YMCA’s spiritual heritage
  4. Promote interdenominational cooperation and support by strengthening the YMCA’s relationship with churches and other faith based organizations.
  5. Build strong working relationships with other YMCAs (through Christian Emphasis Committee where available), promoting cooperation, communication, program sharing and spiritual development.
  6. Promote understanding of, and appreciation for all people in the community and help create an environment, which encourages strong family values, model citizenship and respect for others.
  7. Provide biblical counsel, financial resource development and committed Christian leadership, for the support of our staff and volunteers.

Links to Christian Resources


“That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”
John 17:21