About YWAM Converge Network
At Converge we know that everyone has a calling, following the crowd will not get you there, and a personalized missional project is the best way to discover your purpose.
We connect students who are ready to go into ALL the world, including EVERY area of influence. (Mt. 28:18-20)
YWAM CONVERGE managing partners lead regional and vocational teams. We are dedicated to the spiritual formation of individuals and the transformation of nations. We created Converge internships to develop missions-minded leaders for every sphere of influence. We develop curriculum and resources, conduct retreats/short-courses, and broadcast the Converge Stories podcast.
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YWAM Converge is an office of the Student Mobilization Centre of the University of the Nations.
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!
Converge operates as an Alliance Network
This YWAM network is operating as an alliance and developing a partnership paradigm connected by Managing Partners who oversee strategic initiatives into influential areas, such as the arts, education, business, etc.
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.
See how an alliance network develops into partnerships.