YWAM Virginia

Organization Description: 

As YWAM has grown over the years, YWAM's leaders have consistently sensed God leading them to develop as a family of ministries, rather than a structured, centralized agency. Although we have main offices, we do not have an international administrative headquarters.

Therefore each YWAM location is responsible for planning outreaches, initiating training programs, recruiting staff, financial resource development, and setting priorities in carrying out ministry.

With all the freedom and independence allowed each location, the question often arises: What does every YWAM location have in common?

Some of the common denominators found at YWAM locations are:
? The pre-requisite of the Discipleship Training School.
? The mandate to "know God and make Him known" (Is. 6:8; Matt. 28:18-20; Col. 1:10).
? A three fold ministry of: evangelism (Rom. 10:14-15), mercy ministry (Matt. 5, Eph. 2:10) and training/discipleship (Mark 16:15).
? A shared statement of faith, vision and values.

All YWAM locations are also tied together and held accountable by regional and international leadership teams. YWAM's international leadership group is called the Global Leadership Team (GLT). This team consists of about 45 regional and international YWAM leaders. The GLT meets once a year to pray, discuss vision and address major trends and issues. GLT task forces meet year round.

YWAM's top leaders are: Lynn Green, Executive Chairperson, Loren Cunningham, founder; and John Dawson, President.

Please contact YWAM Virginia with specific questions regarding their own ministries and policies. For organization-wide policies see Documents.

Organizational Email: 
PO Box 7736
Richmond, VA 23231
Mission Statement: 

Know God and make Him known

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is an international movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to presenting Jesus personally to this generation, 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 present the whole gospel for the whole person throughout the whole world.

We of Youth With A Mission believe that the Bible is God's inspired and authoritative word, revealing that Jesus Christ is God's son; that people are created in God's image; that He created us to have eternal life through Jesus Christ; that although all people have sinned and come short of God's glory, God has made salvation possible through the death on the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ; that repentance, faith, love and obedience are fitting responses to God's initiative of grace towards us; that God desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth; and that the Holy Spirit's power is demonstrated in and through us for the accomplishment of Christ's last commandment, "...Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15).

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