WHAT IS YWAM?
KNOW GOD & MAKE GOD KNOWN
TO THE ENDS OF THE
WORLD FOR LOVE.
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. It began in 1960 & focuses on reaching the nations alongside the youth. YWAM currently has tens of thousands of staff (called “YWAMers”) from nearly every country.
We unite in a common purpose to "Know God and Make Him Known".
A GLOBAL MISSION
IT STARTED WITH A VISION
In 1956, 21-year-old Loren was on a missions trip in the Bahamas to evangelize and gather young people together. He found himself kneeling beside his bed, asking God about the message he was to speak that evening to the youth. At the time, young people were not considered candidates for missions and Loren was struggling to inspire amongst this reality.
He looked up at the white walls of his room and God responded with an unexpected vision that would lay the foundation of the largest volunteer missions movement in history; Youth with a Mission.