About US

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W. D. Tyree Ministries is a tax-exempt Virginia nonstock corporation that has been in existence since July 23, 2002.  The corporation is a recognized 501 (c)(3) charitable organization which serves the community by helping parents and churches develop, nurture, and challenge youth, ages 14-19, to faithfully follow Jesus Christ..

Through immersion in an international mission experience, American youth are stimulated along 5 critical areas of growth – confidence, competence, compassion, community, and character.  These youth are transformed and empowered to share this life transforming process through the gospel with their peers. These transformed youth provide a model which creates transformation in the lives of unsaved youth.  This will over time lead to a reduction in adverse behavior.  As youth experience the love of Christ, they see their God given potential and become productive young men and women.

What Is Our Method?

Posted on: November 12th, 2011 in About Us - 1 Comment

W D Tyree Ministries recognizes its responsibility in helping to develop a new generation of world leaders.  To accomplish this, the ministry seeks to develop, nurture, and challenge youth in 5 critical areas of growth:

Confidence – W D Tyree Ministries recognizes that Christian youth have the gift of the Holy Spirit and can be used by Him for God’s glory.  We seek to build and nurture confidence in the lives of Christian youth.

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6 ESV)

Competence – W D Tyree Ministries seeks to develop, nurture, and challenge competence in a way that helps Christian youth mature in their natural and spiritual gifts.

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13 ESV)

Compassion – W D Tyree Ministries seek to help Christian youth develop a heart for God.  As they walk in the light of Jesus Christ, we want to develop, nurture and challenge them to see that light as a “flood light” where the needs of others are esteemed above their own as opposed to a  “spot light”  where the emphasis is on them and their world.

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.            (2 Corinthians 5:14-15 ESV)

Community – W D Tyree Ministries understands Christian community and diversity and seeks to develop, nurture, and challenge the understanding of Christian youth by helping them come to an awareness that life is not about them but discovering their purpose, how and where they fit in the broader Christian community. and society .

in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. (Ephesians 2:21 ESV)

Character – W D Tyree Ministries recognizes that Christian youth face numerous challenges that make it difficult to embrace a Biblical worldview.  The ministry further understands that at the point of critical everyday decisions Christian youth fall short in obedience.  W D Tyree Ministries seeks to empower Christian youth to live a transformed life when no one is present to enforce godly choices.

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. (Philippians 2:12-13 ESV)

We believe that when youth exhibit growth in these areas, whether individually or collectively, they make lasting contributions to society’s institutions.