Youth With A Mission
is an international volunteer missions movement of Christians from many backgrounds, cultures and traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced "Y-WAM"), our purpose is simply to know God and make Him known .
In order to do this, we focus our efforts on three main activities:
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mark 16:15) We desire for each person to have the opportunity to know their Creator, have a transformational encounter with His son Jesus Christ and receive the free gift of salvation that comes through His death and resurrection on the cross. For this reason, we send out thousands of YWAM missionaries each year to share this Good News!
YWAM currently operates in more than 1,500 locations in at least 187 countries worldwide, with a staff of over 20,000 volunteers from 200 nations and various denominations. More than four million students, short-term volunteers and staff have served with YWAM since its inception.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19) Once people accept salvation through Jesus Christ and enter into relationship with Him, we seek to disciple them in Christ-like living, train them and send them out to share the revelation they have received. To do this, we offer hundreds of courses through the University of the Nations that equip people to live a life of ministry in all spheres of society.
The University of the Nations offers courses in 142 countries, on all continents.
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10) As followers of Christ, we believe we are meant to respond to the spiritual and physical needs of people. We desire for people to experience the fullness of life on earth and spend eternity with their Creator. As a result, ‘YWAM-Mercy’ serves in areas such as agricultural assistance, health care, micro-enterprise development, with women and children at risk and more. Their goal is to ease suffering and provide hope for those affected by poverty, disease or injustice.
YWAM-Mercy is operational in more than 100 countries.