"Inspiring a Generation of World Changers"
Who are we?
"YWAM Vancouver is a missionary discipleship community, embracing the least reach, and influencing the cities of the world."
We are an eclectic collection of people from various nations all over the world, living in the Metro Vancouver/Fraser Valley area on the West Coast of Beautiful British Columbia. We've been in this area since 1972 - our story can be read on the "Our History" page.
We are deeply invested in seeing people of all ages, and backgrounds have a life-changing encounter with the living God; this is why YWAM Vancouver exists! We are passionate about our God, and making Him known throughout Canada and the world; training and sending young people out to take their place in the Great Commission - whether that be in a corporate workplace, or the far corners of the earth.
We feel it is of utmost importance to care for each other, creating time and space to process, as well as member care services and resources. We believe that part of discipling others well means continuing to be discipled yourself, and that caring for our staff is vital for ministry life.
If you are looking to make a difference with your life, come join our YWAM Vancouver team and live the adventure! We might be a bit biased, but we think you will love it here.
Endorsements for YWAM
We all rejoice in the way God has blessed this organization in reaching people all over the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. Keep up the good work. You have my support and prayers.
I consider them [YWAM] to be the most effective mission organization.
Dr. Jim Engel
Whenever I'm traveling and speaking internationally and meet high-committed, servant-oriented Christian leaders, I think to myself "Another YWAMer!" - and I am rarely mistaken. I am so grateful for the work of YWAM and for the intensity with which you do it.
YWAM is a wonderful blessing to the whole body of Christ. Their courageous pioneer spirit is helping to take the gospel to the most remote corners of the world.
It has been my privilege over the years to observe and participate with Youth With A Mission on numerous projects around the world. Their focus on evangelism is always great. YWAM has a tremendous team of dedicated servants of the Lord, and I always marvel at how God has been able to use them in so many strategic areas of the world.
I know of no other organization in the Christian missionary field that has produced and continues to produce such outstanding, mature, and Spirit-lead young men and women.
YWAM has been an incredible inspiration to thousands of people around the world - refreshing parts other ministries cannot reach.
YWAM Vancouver is a branch of YWAM Canada, and YWAM International.
YWAM itself is global movement of Christians of all ages, denominations, and cultures, and exists in more than 180 countries, with upwards of 1100 locations worldwide. To find out more about YWAM , visit ywam.org
YWAM Canada consists of 40+ ministries throughout Canada, as well as Alaska, and Greenland. Each ministry is unique to its location, varying from training programs, to art and dance, to youth shelters. For more information regarding YWAM in Canada, visit ywamcanada.org
What We Do
We run a variety of programs and ministries here in Vancouver, with the goal of launching people of all ages into the life that they were made for! We run training programs to help equip you for wherever life may lead you, whether you're new to this whole "Jesus thing", or you've been a believer all your life. We also have various ministries that you can be a part of, reaching out to everyone from the business people of Vancouver, to the children of Mongolia. We also run programs geared towards high school students, giving you a place to be involved, where you might have otherwise been told you are too young. We are continually growing and developing new programs and ministries, discovering ways to reach out the city we live in, and the world beyond our borders.