What's YWAM?

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 8 to 80. We currently work in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000.

One of the joys of participating in YWAM is to work with people from many nations. YWAM’s staff (known as “YWAMers”) come from over 130 countries, including places like Indonesia, Nepal, Mozambique, and Colombia. (source: ywam.org)

We have chosen Youth With A Mission (YWAM) as the missions organisation we are working with here in Scotland. Their purpose statement, to know God and make Him known, feeds their desire for the people in their organisation to do what God is calling them to do. YWAM Scotland assists each person in finding a place on one of their teams where their talents are needed most. We are so excited to be part of the ministry of YWAM Paisley because of how perfectly their philosophy fits with the heart God has given us for ministry in Scotland.