About YWAM

Youth With A Mission is an international volunteer movement of Christians from different 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.

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 of almost every age and many of our short-term efforts have grown into long-term endeavours that have impacted lives and nations.

YWAM has a decentralised structure that encourages new vision and the exploration of new ways to change lives through training, conveying the message of the gospel and caring for those in need. We are currently operating in more than 1000 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000. We also train over 40,000 trainees per year worldwide.

For more information on YWAM’s work in England, please CLICK HERE