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YWAM International

Youth With A Mission is an international volunteer movement of Christians from many backgrounds, cultures and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), our purpose is simply to know God and to make Him known. We are currently operating in over 200 countries, with more than 2,000 locations, and over 20,000 full-time workers. www.ywam.org


We are all ages- young people, families, and retired persons are working with YWAM. We come from many ethnic and educational backgrounds, from many denominations and countries. We love Jesus and thank God for allowing us to play our part in helping to fulfill the Great Commission. Nearly every YWAM school is accredited with a new kind of university called the University of the Nations. The UofN trains around 25,000 students every year from over 210 nations with campuses in 140 nations and courses in 94 languages. The UofN sends outreaches to every nation on earth in every time zone with a 24/7 ministry presence. To read more about the foundations & expressions of the UofN, follow this link to uofn.edu


No one in Youth With A Mission receives a salary, so each of us – from the newest volunteer to the International President – is responsible for his or her own needs. Some staff receive regular support from a home church, friends, and family, and others rely on God’s provisions through different ways.

YWAM Foundational Value #16:

Practice Dependence on God for Finances

YWAM is called to practice a life of dependence upon God for financial provision. For individuals and YWAM corporately, this comes primarily through His people. As God and others have been generous towards us, so we desire to be generous. YWAMers give themselves, their time and 
talents to God through the mission with no expectations of remuneration.