L.E.G.I.T. is a 501C3 nonprofit organization which follows a three-part system of evangelism which includes, small group ministries, week-long day camps, and monthly follow-ups. The organization was founded by Javier Mendez, Director, in 2008. L.E.G.I.T., Inc’s system of evangelism aims to be a part of the cure that will stop the bleeding, which is that our youth and young adults, and more specifically millennials, are leaving the church.
The L.E.G.I.T. Kids summer camp programs are designed to be original, creative and fun in order to best reach the target age group of 6-12. Through the camp, however, we minister not only to the youth, but to the staff and community. Through close relationships with the children, families, staff and the broader community who become involved with the camps, we are able to reach communities and people who are in need of the love and hope we believe God brings to people.
Today the organization now has several chapters of the L.E.G.I.T Kids model across the United States and most recently an international chapter in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With God’s grace and guidance, we will continue to grow and help to keep millennials in the churches as well as empower them to grow the kingdom of God themselves.
L.E.G.I.T., Inc. was founded in 2008 as a small group Bible study in Javier Mendez’s home. The first meeting was held April 4th, 2008, 13 teens were in attendance, and continues to meet, having seen hundreds of youth and adults throughout the years. The small group ministry was started in honor of and today is dedicated to Rodney Martinez (Pictured to the Right), a friend of the Mendez family, who tragically passed that year and inspired the work of L.E.G.I.T.
Since 2008, the ministry has grown and now includes a simple church, a kid’s ministry, and various small group ministries. In 2014, the organization attained its nonprofit designation and since then the ministry has gone international with chapters across the United States and in the Democratic Republic of Congo.