YFC Era Three: Consolidation and Innovation

YFC Era Three: Consolidation and Innovation

Art Deyo


YFC Era Three: Consolidation and Innovation (1957–1968)

  • Ted Engstrom elected President in 1957; sees YFC at “all-time peak”

  • Less expansion and more consolidation under Ted Engstrom

  • Capital Teen Convention with 10,000 teens — December 1959 — Graham speaking

  • Winona Lake — talent contests, quizzing, decade of destiny —1960s

  • Teen Team era begins — 1961 — 70 under Wendy Collins and Paul Robbins

  • Balanced Life Philosophy — by Bill Eakin and Warren Wiersbe — 1962

  • Second Capital Teen Convention with 12,000 — December 1962 — Graham speaking

  • Kelly Bihl elected president and starts radio program — 1963

  • Campus Life Clubs begin with crowdbreakers, discussion and wrap-up — 1964

  • Sam Wolgemuth elected president at Midwinter — 1965

  • YFC Magazine becomes Campus Life Magazine under Harold Myra — October 1965

  • Y2 (a two-year program to send missionaries overseas) begins — 1966

  • First Campus Life Insight and Impact Manuals published — 1967

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