YWAM Singapore endeavours to be a vibrant discipling community of nations and generations committed to raise a harvest force for missions into Asia and beyond
Singapore sits in the strategic crossroads between the East and the West, a highly networked gateway to other Asian nations. Our English-speaking culture and diverse range of ministry options have made us a popular choice for international missionaries looking for a safe, stable base to rest and refuel before being released into wherever God calls them to go.
What is YWAM?
Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and denominations, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), we unite in a common purpose to know God and to make Him known.
As an international family, we are dedicated to presenting Jesus personally to this generation, mobilising as many as possible to help in this task, and to training and equipping of believers for their part in fulfilling the Great Commission.
YWAM Singapore is a growing part of a dynamic global movement of mobilizing the worldview church to reach the peoples of Asia. As a mission, we see ourselves serving as a springboard from which many launch off into the Asian harvest fields. Along with churches and other Christian organizations in Singapore, we recognize that being the gateway to Asia is our identity and destiny as a nation.
YWAM’s many ministries fit into three main categories: evangelism, training, and mercy ministry.
A ministry of Youth With A Mission, our mission is to encourage and build up those who have served in, and been trained by YWAM, whom we consider to be the extended family of YWAM. Valuing each individual, in or out of the mission, we gather for the purpose of championing each other in discipling nations wherever God has planted us, in any arena of society (home, church, media, education,arts, business, government or healthcare).
YWAM’s purpose, core beliefs, and foundational values have been compiled in response to specific directives given by God since YWAM’s beginning in 1960. They are recorded here in order to pass on to successive generations that which God has emphasized to us.
This shared purpose and our corporate beliefs and values are the guiding principles for both the past and future growth of our mission. Some are common to all Christians everywhere; others are distinctive to Youth With A Mission.
The combination of this purpose, beliefs and values makes up the unique family characteristics of YWAM—our “DNA.” They are the framework we hold in high regard for they help us determine who we are, how we live and how we make decisions.
YWAM affirms the Bible as the authoritative word of God and, with the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, 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 emphasised in YWAM:
We are called to praise and worship God alone.
We are called to lead holy and righteous lives that exemplify the nature and character of God.
We are called to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with those who do not know Him.
We are called to engage in intercessory prayer for the people and causes on God’s heart.
We are called to commit to the Church in both its local nurturing expression and its mobile multiplying expression.
We are called to contribute toward God’s kingdom purposes in every sphere of life
1. Know God
2. Make God known
3. Hear God’s voice
4. Practice worship and intercessory prayer
5. Be visionary
6. Champion young people
7. Be broad-structured and decentralized
8. Be international and 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
To read about these values in more detail, click here.