About Us

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) encompasses thousands of people and hundreds of ministries in almost every country of the world. In every case, our passion is to know God and to make Him known.

We are a mixture of people from all over the world, from 149 countries in fact. In many of our locations, people from a wide variety of nations serve side by side. We come from numerous different Christian denominations and speak hundreds of languages. Nearly half of our staff come from “non-western” countries, such as Brazil, Korea, Indonesia, India and Nepal.

In addition to our full-time staff, many YWAM locations host short-term outreach teams. These teams are made up of individuals, youth groups, families, and churches who get to participate first-hand in “making God known” through both words and actions. We send out over 25,000 short-term missionaries each year.

Upcoming Schools

We run tons of schools throughout the year, but here are some of the ones we have in the upcoming quarters!

April 2, 2016 – August, 2016
In our Compassion DTS our mission is to respond to a hurting world by ministering out of the Compassionate heart of the Father, to come alongside those who are in spiritual, economic and physical poverty imparting the love of God to free captives from their oppression and equip them with biblical foundations to sustain a lifestyle surrendered to God’s will. Read more

April 2, 2016 – June, 2016
The School of Ministry Development is a three-month, training course designed to sharpen leadership skills and equip students for effective personal ministry. After an DTS, this is a great “next step”. Whether you are planning to return home, continue on with YWAM or in missions, start a family or are a family, the SOMD is a great school for you.

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spring 2017
The Chronological Bible Core Course is a condensed version of the Chronological School of Biblical Studies. Through this three month course, students discover, in chronological order, the story of God’s love for His people. Students will study 14 crucial, representative books of the Bible, and read all 66 books in context.
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Come Join Us

So you want to get involved? Sounds great! Check out these great ways to get involved with YWAM Los Angeles.

If you believe in the work of YWAM Los Angeles and our students and staff, visit our giving page and consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us continue our work in Los Angeles and the nations! Click Here.
Mission Builders International recruits short-term volunteers and matches them with global ministry opportunities within Youth With A Mission. Mission Builder volunteers “lift up the arms” of frontline missionaries through practical, hands-on service. To learn more about opportunities for mission building on our campus, click here.
Everything from our kitchen to our Discipleship Training Schools are made possible by the work of our staff. For more information on staffing with us, and current specific staffing needs, click here.
Come do a school with us! We offer DTS’s each quarter of the year, along with a variety of secondary schools as a part of the University of the Nations. To learn more about our schools, look above under “Training”.
Wanna come join us for worship or a community night? To learn more about our community-wide public events, click here.

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