What We Believe
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 toward 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 into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.”(Mark 16:15 NLT).
Youth With A Mission (YWAM) affirms the Bible as the inspired and authoritative word of God and, with the Holy Spirit’s guidance, the absolute reference point for every aspect of life and ministry. Based upon God’s word, who He is, and His initiative of salvation, through the atoning work of Jesus (His death, burial and resurrection), the following responses are strongly emphasized in YWAM:
We are called to praise and worship God alone
Biblical Foundation: (Exo 20:2-3; Deu 6:4-5; 2Ki17:35-39; 1Ch 16:28-30; Neh 8:2-10; Mar 12:29-30; Rom 15:5-13; Jud 24-25; Rev5:6-14; Rev 19:5-8).
We are called to lead holy and righteous lives that exemplify the nature and character of God
Biblical Foundation: (Lev 19:1-2; Psa 51:7-11; Jer 18:1-11; Eze20:10-12; Zec 13:9; Luk1:68-75; Eph 4:21-32; Tit 2:11-14; 1Pe 2:9,21-25; 1Jo 3:1-3).
We are called to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who do not know Him
Biblical Foundation: (Psa 78:1-7; Isa 40:3-11; Mic 4:1-2;Hab 2:14; Luk 24:44-48; Act 3:12-26; Act10:39-43; 1Co 9:19-23; 2Co 2:12-17; 1Pe 3:15-18).
We are called to engage in intercessory prayer for the people and causes on God’s heart, including standing against evil in every form
Biblical Foundation: (Gen 18:20-33; Exo 32:1-16; Jdg3:9,15; 1Ki 8:22-61; Eze22:30-31; Eze 33:1-11; Mat 6:5-15; Mat 9:36-38; Eph3:14-21; 2Th 3:1-5).
We are called to commit to the Church in both its local nurturing expression and its mobile multiplying expression
Biblical Foundation: (2Ch 29:20-30; Psa 22:25-28; Psa 122:1-4; Joe2:15-17; Mat 18:19-20; Act 2:44-47; Act 4:32-35; 1Co 14:26-40; Eph 2:11-18; Heb10:23-25).
We are called to contribute toward God’s Kingdom purposes in every sphere of life
Biblical Foundation: (Deu 15:7-11; Deu 24:17-22; Psa 112:4-9; Pro 11:10-11; Zec 7:8-10; Mat 5:14-16; 2Th3:13; Tit 3:4-8; Heb 13:15-16; Jam 2:14-26).B.