Student Literature Evangelism/Youth Rush


Student Literature Evangelism

There will be no NCC Youth Rush

in summer 2021




Literature evangelism is done by visiting people in diverse communities and sharing Christ-focused books. These books will nurture and challenge them physically, mentally, and spiritually. Youth Rush is a spiritual experience, praying between every door. Meeting people at doors gives students incredible opportunities to touch lives.

Youth Rush works Sunday-Thursday for ten weeks during the summer. After brunch, worship, and training, students hit the streets, offering people books and free community services, including Bible studies. Teams go out together, each with their own highly-trained leader. On our days off we relax, do laundry, and have fun. Sabbaths are for resting with God and sharing our experiences with people.

Why spend the summer with Youth RUSH?

  • It is an extreme spiritual boot camp. You and your team will be on the front lines. You can look forward to incredible experiences with God and growing in your leadership and people skills.
  • You will earn a great scholarship, making school easier to pay for. The average student earns around $3,000 for the summer. Most SDA colleges match this by a certain percentage.
  • Housing, transportation, and brunch are provided free of charge in magabook programs.
  • Two-way portable radios promote good organization and safety.
  • Daily group activities provide spiritual fellowship and bonding with other students.
  • A summer-end, multi-day spiritual event gives you time with friends to share and worship with other student literature evangelists from all over.
  • Bible workers and church members follow up evangelistic interests so that spiritual seekers can find what they are looking for.

You can join if you . . .

Love Jesus

Are 16 years of age or older

Work hard


I also decided to give myself a little pep talk first about how important it was for me to do the work of going out, and that by being faithful the Lord would bless. On this particular day, I met the most amazing man. Standing over six feet tall with tattoos everywhere, I suddenly felt very intimidated at the door. Within a few minutes, however, I found out the man was a devout Christian who was struggling with understanding the book of Revelation. With a Great Controversy in his hands, I began to explain to him how people helped out with a small donation of ten dollars that helped me go to school. As I said this, it seemed like a light went on, and he says, “I get it now.” Reaching inside his pocket he pulls out a hundred dollar bill! Immediately, I began to tell the man no, but he stopped me with his response, “Just before you came to my door, God told me to go into my bedroom, take out a hundred dollar bill, and give it to the person who knocks on my door.” As if that was not crazy enough, his next line was a message straight from heaven to me. He said, “Alyssa, you do not understand how much God loves you and wants to bless you.” With tears streaming down both of our faces, we embraced in a heartfelt hug, knowing we had both been blessed.


I had just finished praying, “God, I am out here for a reason, and I know that there are precious families on this street that need these books. Give me a cheerful heart, and a love for the people, amen.” The next door – I meet this young family with two kids. You could tell that something was wrong, but their eyes had this different glow to them. You see, the husband and wife had just been praying that God would send someone to their door to pray with them. They were a Christian family, but were going through a lot. I got to share some Bible promises with them, and had a really good conversation. God’s timing was perfect. I got to pray for them, they prayed for me, and got a few powerful books that I know will change their lives. Not only did God answer my prayer – He answered there’s too!


I was new to the Canvassing work, and someone had shared with me that God wants to answer specific prayers. As I went door to door, I decided to try this out. I prayed such a specific prayer, I almost felt like I was setting myself up for disappointment (My prayer – to meet a young mom with two kids, who would desire two specific books I had chosen – and for her husband to not discourage her into getting them, or better yet, not be there at all). God was so faithful to answer my prayer – EXACTLY! God is so good – He truly cares!!


“Thank you for having such a neat program as the Youth Rush program.  Ashley has thoroughly enjoyed this summer.  I cannot think of a better way for her to mature in so many ways, gain experience ‘in the world but not of the world,’ earn money for school, and spread the wonderful message of Jesus all at the same time.  From her reactions and comments she been enjoying all facets of this–I hope enough so that she will want to and be willing to it again next year….”

Amanda, writing about her daughter

“I love watching God work to bless ‘our kids’ & ‘our community’! . . . . God is working through & in these kids! It’s very exciting to see young people who love God & are excited about working for Him! Thanks again.”

Dawn & Devon, Parents

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long are the summer programs?
A: Youth Rush is a ten-week summer program. It usually begins in early June and ends early August.

Q: Will we take time off?
A: Yes. There is a “home leave” weekend in the middle of the summer. There is also a multi-day spiritual event at the end of the summer where all the students from different programs get together.

Q: How much commission will I earn?
A: Commission is 35%. At the end of the program, students who complete all ten weeks will receive an additional 15% retroactive commission bonus.

Q: How will I be paid?
A: You will be paid monthly by check.

Q: How do I get a matching scholarship?
A: The matching scholarship comes from the educational institution which you, the student, are attending. Different schools have different policies—check with your school. Most schools simply want actual funds, plus a statement from us explaining your summer earnings. We provide this statement to every student after the end of the summer. Note: Some schools do not provide matching scholarships

Q: I attend a non-SDA school. Will I still receive the earnings of my summer of canvassing?
A: Yes, you will still receive your full earnings, even if you decide to attend a non-SDA school. However, certain SDA schools provide a matching scholarship amount in addition to your canvassing earnings.

Q: Who is behind the Youth Rush program?
A: The Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists sponsors the Youth Rush programs within its territory.

Q: Can I request certain locations, or to be with my friends?
A: Yes, you may request a certain location assignment or to be with a certain other student. However, because of the complexities of program balancing (gender, age, experience, territory, etc.), we cannot please everyone, and we do not guarantee that your request will be granted. (Hint: Early applicants get their requests more often.)

Q: What documents will I need to bring to the program in order to verify my eligibility for employment in the United States?
A: The federal I-9 employment authorization form explains what documents are required.

Steve Gutierrez
Literature Ministries
(909) 253-3550


Meet the Team

Welcome to the Northern California Conference’s Youth Rush website! We are the Gutierrez family (Steve, Deborah, and Isaiah). It is our prayer that you strongly consider Youth Rush, as a means to grow closer to God, share your faith with others, create lasting friendships, all while earning money for school, and learning practical life skills in a Christ-centered environment.

A little about Steve:
Steve is a graduate of SOULS West, the Pacific Union Conference’s School of Evangelism. He spent the last two years working with the CCC youth rush program, and feels honored to bring Youth Rush to Northern California again! He is the new Literature Ministries Director for NCC, and is excited about reaching the precious souls within Northern California. He has a passion to work with young people, by equipping them with meaningful skills, to hasten the Lord’s return. He enjoys spending time with his family, laughing, making yummy vegan food (and eating it), and watching God transform lives.

A little about Deborah:
Deborah is currently a stay at home Mom – and a huge support to Steve! She loves to study the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy, sing, garden, GLOW, and take care of her boys (Steve & Isaiah). A couple summers ago, Deborah got to participate in Youth Rush with CCC, and had a blessed experience.

A little about Isaiah:
Isaiah spent a good time of his life at SOULS West – and has been blessed to have many aunties and uncles along the way. He loves being around people, eating yummy food, memorizing scripture, animals, singing, laughing, and most of all, he loves Jesus.

A lot of hard work goes into this program.
Please pray for the Gutierrez family as they desire to do God’s will through literature evangelism.


Looking for some extra help with your school bill? Most Adventist schools provide matching scholarships to students who participate in summer Youth Rush programs. Please note that schools only match funds actually given to the school, with proper documentation showing earnings from Youth Rush; money which you pocket is not matched. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the information below. For verified information please contact the institutions directly. We also do not guarantee your earnings amount, which varies from student to student. Numbers listed here are based on $3,000 in earnings.

50% of First $3000 = $1500

30% of First $2000 = $600

100% of First $3,000 = $3,000

Contact School

100% of First $3,000 = $3,000

50% of First $4,000 = $2,000

75% of First $2,667 = $2,000

100% of First $2,000 = $2,000

50% of First $2,000 = $1,000

50% of First $3,000 = $1,500

50% No Cap = $1,500

Interested in being part of our team?