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
When YWAM began in 1960, our main focus was giving
young people opportunities to demonstrate the love of Jesus to the whole
world, according to His command in Mark 16:15. Today, we still focus on
youth, but we have members (known as “YWAMers”) of almost every age and
many of our short-term efforts have grown into long-term endeavors that
have impacted lives and nations.
Ywam has a decentralized
structure that encourages new vision and the exploration of new ways to
change lives through training, convey the message of the gospel and care
for those in need. We are currently operating in more than 1000
locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000.