YouthFocus is the brand name for all published youth and catechism products of Bible Media. Rev Willie Botha from Outjo, Namibia, was appointed in a newly established position as head of Youth Courses at Bybelkor in July 1976. The brand name YouthFocus was created in collaboration with the then General Youth Commission of the Dutch Reformed Church and rev Botha. His first course series, Bekwaam om the leer, has been widely used for many years in the Dutch Reformed Church, with great success.
Through the years, a wide variety of products has been developed by YouthFocus. These products aim to support congregations in their children’s and youth ministry, sharing the Good News with the youth and providing them with an understanding of the church.
YouthFocus works closely with the catechism task teams of the General Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church and the URCSA. These teams do research, give guidance and develop materials, tools and aids within the framework of reformed theology and confessions.
In 2021 Bible Media, for the first time, made the YouthFocus catechism material available on an online platform for faith development on the Missio website.