Why the Y?

The YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) was founded by George Williams in 1844 "to influence young men to spread the Redeemer's Kingdom amongst those by whom they are surrounded." To this day, the Y's mission is "to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all."

When we planted The Fields Church over a decade ago, we truly desired to be “A Church In The World.” We wanted to be people who were intentional about taking the Gospel to the world and community we live in. The Y is a type of local "well" where our local community gathers there regularly. In this space at the Y, there is a wide diversity of age, ethnicity, languages, education, socio-economic levels, and religious backgrounds represented. With over 56,000 members, the Arlington Mansfield Area YMCA has a unique opportunity to reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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We intentionally live on mission in and alongside the AMA YMCA to lift high the “C” of YMCA. (Click here to read more about our church history at the Y.)

Since its founding, the Y has consistently partnered with churches in an effort to accomplish their mission. We love their mission statement and want to help them accomplish it for the sake of our community knowing Christ through faith. We desire to intentionally bless the community of the Y and to be a source of hope, joy, and servanthood in our city.

Want to know more about churches on mission in the YMCA? Click here to read more about the CITY (church in the Y) Movement.

How do we serve the Y?

We gather for worship every Sunday at 10am at the Cooper St. YMCA. Through faithful preaching open to all, we strive to proclaim Christ who is our only hope.

We also accomplish this in several different ways, always considering new ways to bring the gospel and love of Christ into our community here at the Y.

  • Prayer boxes and signage at the Y
  • Gospel focused activities at all Y events
  • Free Gospel centered resources at the Y
  • Consistent presence at the Y, Y events, Y sports leagues, etc.
  • Serving on the Y Board, Advisory Board, and task force teams
  • Connecting other churches to the mission of the Y
  • Blessing the staff at the Y
  • Worship service and many church gatherings at the Y
  • Planting other churches in local Y's
  • New enrichment classes and chaplaincy program at the Y

Click here for more information about the Arlington Mansfield Area YMCA.