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YOUTH WITH A MISSION INTERNATIONAL

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 help youth get involved in missions.

Today, we still focus on youth and we also include people of all ages. We currently have tens of thousands of staff (called “YWAMers”) from nearly every country, including places like Indonesia, Nepal, Mozambique, and Colombia.

We reach out in 180+ countries through three main areas — Evangelism, Training and Mercy Ministry.
Our ministries cover every sphere of society, including ship-based medical care, performing arts teams, Bible training programs, business coaching, sports ministries, anti-trafficking work, and many more.

YWAM functions as a family of ministries rather than a centralized agency.

What do we believe?

 

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) affirms the Bible as the inspired and authoritative Word of God and the absolute reference point for every aspect of life and ministry. Based upon God’s Word, who He is, and His initiative of salvation through the atoning work of Jesus (His death, burial, and resurrection), the following responses are strongly emphasized in YWAM:

Worship

We are called to praise and worship God alone

 
Holiness

We are called to lead holy and righteous lives that exemplify the nature and character of God.

Witness

We are called to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with those who do not know Him.

Prayer

We are called to engage in intercessory prayer for the people and causes on God’s heart, including standing against evil in every form.

 
Fellowship

We are called to commit to the Church in both its local nurturing expression and its mobile multiplying expression

 
Service

We are called to contribute toward God’s kingdom purposes in every sphere of life.

OUR FOUNDATIONAL VALUES

1. Know God
2. Make God known
3. Hear God's voice
4. Practice worship and intercessory prayer
5. Be visionary
6. Champion young people
7. Be decentralized
8. Be international and interdenominational
9. Have a biblical Christian worldview
10. Function in teams
11. Exhibit servant leadership
 
12. Do first, then teach
13. Be relationship-oriented
14. Value the individual
15. Value families
16. Practice dependence on God
17. Practice hospitality
18. Communicate with integrity
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