Youth With A Mission
To Know God and Make Him Known
Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups and traditions dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world.
Also known as YWAM, the organization began in 1960 and it's main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Today, YWAM is still focused on youth, and it also involves people aged 9 to 90. YWAM currently works in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with a volunteer 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.
YWAM’s many ministries fit into three main categories: Evangelism, Training, and Mercy Ministry. Through these ministries, we desire to see God’s transformation in every area of society.
Christ’s love inspires us to use many creative means to make His gospel understood to any audience. Tools such as music, performing arts and sports are used to connect with people of all ages and develop friendships which can lead to conversations of eternal value. YWAM also helps start churches in places where there may be no church at all.
We believe everyone has the right to hear the good news about Jesus and our hope is to see fellowship of believers worshiping and following Jesus in every nation, tribe and tongue.
Through our training programs we aim to better equip Christians to grow in their relationship with God and to serve others in everything from agriculture, health care, business development and biblical counseling.
Our introductory course, the Discipleship Training School (DTS), is offered in many nations and languages. It’s an intensive six months of learning to be more like Jesus and serving Him in the world.
YWAM’s Training Institution offers specialized study in areas such as science and technology, linguistics, humanities, and Christian ministry.
If you believe it, you have to live it. YWAM’s mercy ministry teams follow Jesus’ example of compassion to those in need. We operate relief and development programs in over 100 countries, working among people living in desperate circumstances.
Our volunteers serve in areas such as agricultural assistance, the prevention of human trafficking, health care, and micro-enterprise development. Their goal is to ease suffering and provide hope for those affected by poverty, disease or injustice.