Q. so what exactly is YWAM?
A. Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), we unite in a common purpose to know God and to make Him known.
Back when we began in 1960, our main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Today, we still focus on youth, and we also involve people aged 9 to 90. We currently have tens of thousands of staff (called “YWAMers”) and we work in thousands of teams and locations.
One of the joys of participating in YWAM is to work with people from many nations. YWAM’s staff come from nearly every country in the world, including places like Indonesia, Romania, Mozambique, and Colombia.
Q. can i come and visit the base even if i’m not sure if i want to commit yet?
A. Absolutely! If you want to come simply to visit, you can contact us and we can talk about what that would look like. If you are interested in being a part of our base for at least 30-90 days and really getting a good picture of who we are and what the culture is like, you can apply to be a Mission Builder and you can find more about what that entails here.
Q. what language(s) do i need to speak?
A. English is required as all of our staff currently speak English. Romanian and Hungarian are very helpful to know as those are the 2 main populations of our city. Many of our staff who only have English as a first language take classes to learn Romanian for ministry and connection purposes.
Q. what denomination are you?
A. YWAM is a non-denominational ministry and we accept people of all denominations. Our joining factor is that we believe that God is the one, true God and He is Triune - Father, Son & Spirit. We believe that He sent His Son to the Earth to take the blame for the sins of all people, died and was resurrected three days later. He later ascended back to His Father and soon after sent His Spirit to rest with His people on Earth.
Q. I am moving to your base to be on staff, so what should i bring with me?
A. Bring what feels like home to you. Of course, you probably don’t want to pay hundreds of dollars to ship over your favourite couch, but bring those things that help you to make your space a home. Is it a woven basket that you found at a big open market in California? A coffee mug from your sister? A notebook that you’ve had for 10 years? You should probably bring clothes and a toothbrush as well, but you know, you only have so much room. For more info on what you should bring, feel free to contact us!