What we do

History and Vision

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.

Choose your DTS

Ignite your passion

The discipleship training school (YWAM DTS) seeks to ignite a generation who seeks God’s  face. DTS will ignite your passions, calling, and your relationship withe the creator. It is for those who long to follow Jesus in radical ways and bring his name to every nation.

The first 11 weeks of DTS are spent on the campus at YWAM Los Angeles living in community, worshipping, praying, serving, and studying God’s character. Each week, you will soak in teachings from outstanding speakers regarding your unique calling and God’s limitless attributes.

Following the Lecture phase, you will take a 2 month journey being God’s hands and feet to the nations during the outreach phase. The love of God will ignite the flame in your heart to reach the lost, heal the sick, and see His power released. All outreaches have three components: evangelism, practical ministry and partnership with local churches and ministries.

Join our Staff

Make part of our history

We believe in building people as well as building programs. Therefore, we strongly encourage at least a 2-year minimum commitment. Not only does this enable us to invest into your life, it enables you to make a fruitful and lasting contribution to the ministry of YWAM Los Angeles.

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