WHAT | WHO | WHERE do you YWAM?
We stand on 3 legs!
Evangelism. Training. Mercy-Ministries
Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), we unite in a common purpose to know God and to make Him known.
Back when we began in 1960, our main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Today, we still focus on youth, and we also involve people aged 8 to 80. We currently work in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000.
One of the joys of participating in YWAM is to work with people from many nations. YWAM’s staff (known as “YWAMers”) come from over 130 countries, including places like Indonesia, Nepal, Mozambique, and Colombia.
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YWAM’s training programs aim to equip Christians to serve others in everything from agriculture to linguistics, from drug rehabilitation to cross-cultural ministry. YWAM’s foundational course, which serves as the prerequisite for all other training programs, is called the Discipleship Training School (DTS). Most YWAM courses can be combined into degree programs through YWAM’s University of the Nations.
YWAM courses, often called “schools,” combine theory with practical application. They usually last between three and nine months. For many YWAM students, the intensive learning combined with community living makes for a transformational experience. YWAM students come from over 200 nations.
Would you like to read about the HISTORY of YWAM - go here