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Youth With A Mission Asheville

YWAM ASHEVILLE

What is 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. 

What is the purpose of YWAM?

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

When YWAM began in 1960, our main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Many of our short-term efforts have grown into long-term endeavors that have impacted lives and nations. All the work that YWAM does can be categorized into 3 areas: mercy, evangelism, or training.

 We believe everyone has the right to hear the good news about Jesus and our prayer is to see fellowships of believers worshipping and following Jesus in every nation, tribe and tongue. We use music, performing arts, sports, and Bible distribution to connect with people of all ages. YWAM also starts discipleship groups in places where there may be no church at all.

Our introductory course, the Discipleship Training School (YWAM DTS), is offered in many nations and languages. It’s an intensive 5-6 months of growing more like Jesus and serving Him in the world. Through our training programs we aim to equip Christians to grow in their relationship with God and to serve others.

YWAM’s mercy ministry teams follow Jesus’ example of compassion to those in need. We operate relief and development programs in over 100 countries, working among people living in desperate circumstances. All around the world, our staff serve in areas such as agricultural assistance, the prevention of human trafficking, ship-based dental care, and micro-enterprise development.

In all of our ministries, we desire to see God’s transformation in every sphere of society. These include family, religion, education, economics (science, business, technology), media, celebration (entertainment, sports, arts) and government. It is our desire to see Jesus glorified in every corner of culture and we train our students to contribute to that reality.

Nestled in the mountains of North Carolina, YWAM Asheville is a community of individuals dedicated to hearing the voice of God and responding with innovative obedience.

We disciple young people in biblical worldview and gospel-centered identity in order to answer the call of the Great Commission.

We are committed to extending hospitality, operating with excellence, and standing firmly upon scripture.

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Youth With A Mission Asheville, YWAM | Youth With A Mission | Asheville North Carolina
Youth With A Mission Asheville, YWAM | Youth With A Mission | Asheville North Carolina

What does YWAM Asheville do? 

Youth With A Mission locations are all over the world and all offer unique types of ministry, missions, and training. Youth With A Mission Asheville is passionate about 3 areas in specific:

training young people through missions, discipleship, and leadership courses, 

•aiding the underserved nomads and traveler demographic, 

•and assisting women who have been trafficked into the sex trade.

You can learn more about our YWAM base & meet the team by clicking here

What Courses Are Offered At YWAM Asheville?

Youth With A Mission (Asheville, NC) offers 2 YWAM courses. The Discipleship Training School (DTS) and The Foundational Leadership Course (FLC). These YWAM schools both aim to give students the opportunity to grow deeper in a biblical foundation, love for the world around them, and lifelong relationship with Jesus.

The Discipleship Training School (YWAM DTS) gives you an opportunity to discover your passions and your part in God’s purposes for the world. It is for those who long to follow Jesus in new ways with a different perspective.

The Foundational Leadership Course at YWAM Asheville is a 8 week program that gives the DTS graduate space to focus and refine their calling as a leader – and put it to practical use! 

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What does Youth With a Mission do?

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is an international movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to presenting Jesus personally to this and future generations, to mobilizing as many as possible to help in this task, and to the training and equipping of believers for their part in fulfilling the Great Commission. As citizens of God’s kingdom, we are called to love, worship, and obey our Lord, to love and serve His body, the Church, and to love all peoples everywhere, which includes presenting the whole Gospel for the whole person throughout the whole world. Our passion and direction come from our common purpose: to know God and make Him known. YWAM has over 20,000 full time missionaries, and is working in over 180 countries, all over the world. Each YWAM location seeks to benefit its local communities, as well as minister to the nations of the world, through 3 main focuses: Evangelism, Training and Mercy Ministry.  

Evangelism: Communicating the Gospel of Jesus 

Training: Equipping students to be effective, Christlike ambassadors of God’s love to the world

Mercy: Meeting tangible, physical needs of others as an expression of compassion.

How can I join YWAM?

The first step to becoming a missionary with YWAM is doing a Discipleship Training School (DTS)! Once you have graduated from a YWAM DTS, you are free to do secondary YWAM training programs, work in a staff position, or even pursue a degree with the University of the Nations. Here at YWAM Asheville, NC we offer an 8 week leadership course for DTS graduates before joining staff. 

How many countries is YWAM in?

How many locations does YWAM have? Good question! YWAM currently operates in more than 1,500 locations in at least 187 countries worldwide. There are over 18,000 YWAMers around the world, all working to know God and make Him known across the world!

What are YWAM's beliefs and values?

Youth With A Mission opporates out of 6 core beliefs and 18 foundational values. These things direct and guide all that we do. You can find supporting scriptures and further descriptions of these here.

YWAM’s 6 core beliefs are rooted in worship, holiness, witness, prayer, fellowship, and service.

YWAM’s foundational values are:

  1. Know God
  2. Make God Known
  3. Hear God’s Voice
  4. Practice Worship & Intercessory Prayer
  5. Be Visionary
  6. Champion Young People
  7. Be Decentralized
  8. Be International & Interdenominational
  9. Have a Biblical Christian Worldview
  10. Function in Teams
  11. Exhibit Servant Leadership
  12. Do First, Then Teach
  13. Be Relationship Oriented
  14. Value the Individual
  15. Value Families
  16. Practice Dependence on God
  17. Practice Hospitality
  18. Communicate With Integrity

 

 

 

How long is a YWAM program?

A YWAM DTS is about 5 and half months. This consists of 3 months of life changing training and lectures, followed by 2 months of outreach, most often in a different nation. Secondary YWAM schools differ in length, depending on the program.

What does the Bible say about training youth?

The Bible is full of examples of the Lord using young people to express His glory on earth. Scholars agree that the age of the 12 disciples was probably under 18 at the time of their calling, all likely unmarried (except for Peter). Mary was a young woman, perhaps a teenager, when she was entrusted with carrying the Son of God within her womb. David was just a boy when Samuel perceived him to be the next King of Israel. Paul encouraged young Timothy to stand strong in his calling as a church leader, despite being ridiculed for his young age. In Acts 2, Peter quotes the prophet Joel, and declares that the Spirit of God is poured upon all flesh, young and old. There is an abundance of Biblical evidence to support training youth to do ministry and missions. We believe in the YWAM DTS and secondary schools because we believe that the Holy Spirit speaks to and works through all believers, regardless of age.

What are YWAM secondary schools?

Youth With A Mission has a wide variety of different types of training programs any DTS graduate can apply for. Once a student has graduated from a Discipleship Training School, they are free to pursue any one of these opportunities. Here at YWAM Asheville, we offer an 8 week YWAM secondary school called the Foundational Leadership Course (FLC). This YWAM school is meant to give DTS graduates the tools they need to opporate as confident embassdors of the Gospel, in whatever leadership roles they may step into in the future. Learn more about our secondary school here

What courses are available at YWAM Asheville?

Youth With A Mission (Asheville, NC) offers 2 YWAM courses. The Discipleship Training School (DTS) and The Foundational Leadership Course (FLC). These YWAM schools both aim to give students the opportunity to grow deeper in a biblical foundation, love for the world around them, and lifelong relationship with Jesus.

The Discipleship Training School (YWAM DTS) gives you an opportunity to discover your passions and your part in God’s purposes for the world. It is for those who long to follow Jesus in new ways with a different perspective.

The Foundational Leadership Course at YWAM Asheville is a 8 week program that gives the DTS graduate space to focus and refine their calling as a leader – and put it to practical use! 

What is the Discipleship Training School Curriculum?

You can learn more about the DTS curriculum here.

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