The Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam was organized with a view that all the young people in the Church should accept Jesus Christ as their savior and Lord, and bear witness to His saving power. It was organized in 1933 by a resolution of the Sabha Prathinidhi Mandalam. For more details from the Marthoma website, visit Yuvajana Sakhyam (http://marthomasyrianchurch.org/yuvajanasakhyam).
Branches of the Yuvajana Sakhyam were set up in parishes with the fourfold objective of -
The aim for Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam is to equip the youth to accept Jesus Christ as Lord, God and Saviour. Worship, study, witness and service are the programs of the Yuvajana Sakhyam. We the Auckland, St. Thomas Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhayam have used this as a framework to come together and work as one.
The youths meet two times a month. Extra meetings are organized if needed. Bible study is held on the first Friday of every month. Different youth members conducted Bible studies each time, which encourages participation and involvement while providing spiritual nourishment. Activity/games night is held on the third Friday of every month, which promotes team building and bonding. Aim for this year is "Faith in prayer" inspired by Mark 11:24 - "Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you." All the events will be designed and organized around this theme.