Youth with a Mission has thousands of fulltime missionairies and hundreds of ministries in almost every country of the world. There are many various ways to be involved with Youth with a Mission. So maybe your visit to this website will be the start of a new adventure! 🙂
The work of Youth with a Mission is based on 3 pillars:
- Training & Discipelship
- Evangelisation & churchplanting
- Mercy ministry
When Youth with a Mission International was founded in 1960 in North America, the focus was to get youth into short-term mission work and to give them opportunities to reach out in Jesus’name. Ywam’s co-founder, Loren Cunningham, believed that years of theological training did not necessarily qualify people to serve the Lord effectively, nor should they be a requirement before encouraging young people to pass on the love of Christ through missions. At the time, this was considered a revolutionary concept. Meanwhile the concept of short-term missions has added huge numbers of people to the task of world evangelization. It is now accepted as a valid contribution to mission work. Over the last 40 years, YWAM has grown to 19.000 regular volunteers and missionairies in over 1.000 bases on every continent and in over 170 nations over the world.
In 2010 we have been celebrating our 50th anniversary. Loren Cunningham then told us: “I think the future will be so much more glorious than the past. That’s what I fully expect”. We are expecting to see this with him and we are very much looking forward to see what God will do through our lives in the upcoming years!
For further information about the history of YWAM international we recommend you read the book “Is that really you, God?” by Loren Cunningham.