“You’re either a missionary or a mission field.” -
— Loren Cunningham, Founder of YWAM


Youth With A Mission (YWAM)

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is an international volunteer movement of Christians from many backgrounds, cultures and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world.

YWAM began in 1960, with the 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 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.

Our many ministries fit into three main categories; evangelism, training, and mercy ministry.

University Of The Nations

The University of the Nations, born out of YWAM, is the world’s first global university. With more than 400 locations in 110 countries, a university for missions. U of N is comprised of seven colleges designed to bring God’s truth and hope to the seven most influential areas of society. These colleges include: The College of Christian Ministries, the College of Communication, the College of Counseling and Health Care, the College of Education, the College of Humanities and International Studies, the College of the Arts, and the College of Science and Technology.