What is YWAM?
Youth With A Mission is an international movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM, our calling is to know God and to make Him known. Back when we began in 1960, our main focus was to get youth into short-term mission work and to give them opportunities to reach out in Jesus' name. Today, we still focus on youth, and we also involve people of almost every age (even many people who choose to spend their "retirement" in active service). Our many ministries fit into three main categories: evangelism, training and mercy ministry. We are currently operating in more than 1300 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of nearly 16,000. Despite our size and diversity, we all adhere to the same set of foundational values. You can read them here.
Check out the international website here ywam.org
What is YWAM Kona?
The YWAM Kona campus is one of the largest YWAM bases in the world. We have a staff of around 300 and an average quarter has between 250-400 students in our schools. We run 15 DTS courses a year, and around 25 second level schools. We have a huge diversity of nations represented in our staff and students. We send 100's of students around the world on outreach each year to work with projects as broad as inner city homelessness to tribal land rights, from orphans rights to teaching the Bible, from running rural medical clinics to anti-traffiking rallies.
No matter what your passion is, there is a community of people here who will share your heart and vision, or give you space to develop something new. This base is a place of training, getting vision, being inspired and being mobilized.
We live and learn together in community living. We seek God together, whether it is in the prayer room, community worship, in work duties, in the dorm or hanging out on the beach. We are a community of people across the generations who want to see God inhabit what we do and from that intimacy go out and change the world.
Check out the web site for how you can find your place here uofnkona.edu