What is YWAM?

Youth With A Mission is an international interdenominational volunteer missions movement.Read more information here

What is YWAM’s mission?

“To Know God and Make Him Known”.Read more information here

What are YWAM’s main activities worldwide?

Evangelism, Training, and Mercy Ministries.Read more information here.

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How is YWAM structured?
YWAM is a decentralized organization that intentionally pushes decision-making as close to the ground as possible.  There are layers of accountability on a global, regional, national and local level. At each  of these levels there is a leadership team that oversees and encourages their staff, ministries, and YWAM locations to follow the vision and values of YWAM, to be focused on the kingdom of God and to serve the body of Christ.

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How do I start working with YWAM?
To join YWAM you must complete a Discipleship Training School (DTS). After DTS, you can become YWAM staff and serve as a missionary all over the world, or continue on to complete courses or work toward a degree from the University of the Nations.Read more information here.
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What is a DTS?
A DTS is YWAM’s entry-level training course that consists of three months of classroom learning, along with 2-3 months of outreach.

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Where can I go as a YWAM missionary?
YWAM currently operates in more than 1,500 locations in at least 187 countries worldwide.

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Do I get paid as a YWAM missionary?
YWAM missionaries do not receive a salary or remuneration from YWAM. Each staff member must raise their own finances – through partnership of friends, families, and/or churches – in order to serve within YWAM.

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How can people make donations to a YWAM missionary?
If the individual is a full-time missionary with YWAM and has a missions account with the University of the Nations Kona Foundation, donations can be made online or by check.

For further questions, please contact the finance office or the YWAM missionary you desire to support. 

What areas are included in YWAM’s reference to “the spheres of society?”
Family, Economics (Science, Technology & Business), Government, Religion, Education, Communication/Media, and Celebration (Arts, Entertainment & Sports).

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