YWAM began in 1960 as a way to get young people involved in missions. We still do that today but we’re involved in every kind of outreach and every kind of mission you can imagine. We have grown since then and today YWAM operates in more than 1000 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of 18,500 and growing.
YWAM’s many ministries fit into 3 major categories: Evangelism, Training and Mercy Ministries. Evangelism because we believe that everyone in the world has the right to hear about Jesus. Training to equip you to do that. Mercy Ministries to give Hope to the poor, sick and those suffering under injustice.