If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Youth Transformation Africa (YTA) is a non-denominational, non-profit impetus (NPO 020-010) to unite churches and organisations with a common desire to impact young people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
YTA was established in 2013 and hosted their first successful stadium event on the 27th April 2015 at Newlands Rugby Stadium. Whereas the YTA association is relatively young, they function in collaboration with Alpha, Unashamedly Ethical, Transformation Africa, Tygerberg104FM, CCFM, and Family Policy Institute, among others.
The YTA team comprises of the YTA Committee and the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board acts as a body that strategically guides the YTA Committee in their decision-making. Together they represent a diverse South Africa working together.
In early April 2013, God clearly spoke to Kyle Driver, a fervent young youth pastor from St Martin’s Anglican Church. God said to him, “Youth transformation revival, hire Newlands Rugby Stadium in 2015 and fill it with young people.” Kyle decided to be obedient and immediately began planning toward the vision of 2015. He hosted several breakfast meetings to share with as many people as possible about what God had told him. Kyle also connected with Graham Power and Barry Isaacs, the founders of Transformation Africa and Global Day of Prayer. Through conversations with these men God revealed that the vision Kyle was given builds on the foundation already established by the obedient acts of men earnestly serving God. Kyle maintains that the time for revival has never been more relevant. Communities are being held hostage by young people between the ages of 13 and 19. There is a surge in the number of teenage pregnancies, school dropouts, acts of violence, and addictions among the youth in this age group. This crisis permeates through all demographics. However, we have not been called to be slaves to sin, but in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us (Romans 8:37). Kyle believes that the vision is encapsulated in 2 Chronicles 7:14 – If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land. Kyle believes the unity of the church is essential for the fulfillment of this vision. He believes that it is time that we as the church unite to see our city, nation and continent transformed and healed in Jesus Name.
To impact young people with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to see this generation transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit.
To facilitate spiritual transformation in the Western Cape. To foster unity in the faith amongst churches.
By organising gatherings targeted at youth for the purposes of sharing the good news.
By encouraging the support of churches in the Western Cape, with a view to cultivate a culture of unity.
By trusting God to continue to open doors and give clear instruction.
By not limiting God to our small imaginations. YTA believes that when churches and organisations unite in Christ, our country and city will witness transformation by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Host leaders’ gatherings from 2016 - April 2017 in order to promote the #YTAUnite 2017 event.
Host prayer gatherings from 2016 - April 2017 to pray for our city and the impending #YTAUnite 2017 event
Host annual events targeted at youth.
YTA hopes to host events of a similar nature in different parts of Africa.
If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.