Make a Difference in Your World!
Our Vision: Make a difference in every sphere of influence.
Our Mission: Connect interns to missional organizations.
We connect. To accomplish our mission, we connect with passionate people, especially people working with missional organizations in geographical places and influential spaces. And we connect with students who are passionate about more than their career. We connect with students ready to into ALL the world, including EVERY area of influence. (Mt. 28:18-20) As our missional network grows, we will meet as a roundtable with our YWAM CONVERGE managing partners, who lead both regional and vocational teams. (See DEGREES OF PARTNERSHIP infographic below.)
We teach and learn. We are dedicated to the spiritual formation of individuals and the transformation of nations (Mt. 28:18-20). We created Converge internships learning experiences to develop missional leaders for every sphere of influence. We develop curriculum & resources, conduct retreats/short-courses, and broadcast the Converge Stories podcast.
We mobilize. We are dedicated to sending students to serve and learn with missional organizations. And occasionally, we lead teams on special projects or outreaches related to the training we conduct.
is an office of the
Student Mobilization Centre of
Youth With A Mission.
YWAM is a global movement of people from many Christian traditions. YWAM focuses on Evangelism (because every person has a right to hear the message of Jesus), Training (to prepare people to fulfill their unique calling from God), and Mercy Ministries (helping the poor and those who suffer injustice).
YWAM has 1700 YWAM centers globally, including 750 training centers. 45 of these centers train 65% of DTS students. YWAM has sent outreaches to 197 nations, and with training in 93 different languages!
A Partnership Model of Ministry
This YWAM ministry is developing with a partnership paradigm connected by a Roundtable of Managing Partners.
Degrees of Partnership
Partnership is something we long for but often have a difficult time defining. Churches and organizations are seeking to partner with the global community in ever increasing degrees, yet partnership is often a broad elusive term that can be defined very differently depending on the context. YWAM Converge is about Partnerships and Networks within and outside YWAM, including leaders of missional organizations, students, and members of their communities. Every Converge student and his/her mentor and donor community is in a micro-partnership with the host and their missional organization. And YWAM Converge's association of hosts from missional organizations will be connected to one of Converge's Managing Partners.