At the end of the seventies, YWAM had started to send teams to Geneva from Burtigny and Lausanne. Many prayers have been said on behalf of this city that has carried a precious heritage since the Reformation, but no YWAM ministry has been able to root itself in Geneva so far. In 2012, as we were seeking God’s face about our location base in Burtigny, we received an unexpected message from Him: “The gates of Geneva are open, come!”. We then decided to answer that divine call and launch a ministry in Geneva, with the support of YWAM Switzerland.
We believe God has called Geneva to teach the nations. We want to join local Christians to bring transformation to the city that will spread to the entire world. That is why we want to see a community of YWAMers in Geneva who are active in all the spheres of society; to train and multiply disciples in the light of the Word of God.
The 3 pillars of our ministry
Carry His Word
We believe that the Bible is inspired by God, and that it is still relevant for today’s world. At the time of the Reformation, the Word was preached and taught every day, and we can still see the fruits of that teaching today. This is why we want to provide the opportunity for as many people as possible to study the Word, whether it is by doing our School of Biblical Studies (SBS), or through our ministries and seminars.
Carry His Cross
To carry His cross is to carry a message of hope: Jesus came to free us and to take our sins. When he accepted to die on a cross, He opened a way for us to be reconciled with God the Father.
To carry His cross is also to follow Him wherever He goes, and to be ready to give our lives for our neighbor.
Carry His Presence
We believe that the Spirit of God lives within us, and that we should see the same miracles that were done in Jesus’ life done in ours. Jesus even told His disciples that “they would do even greater things than He did”. The presence of God living within us should be seen, and should be manifested in our everyday lives.
If you would like to learn more about our work, and how we intend to carry His Word, His Cross and His Presence, visit our ministries and training pages, and contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to work alongside us.