Character, God, and the UN – Dom Dixon in India

I first met Dom in Delhi in 2004 in our School of University Ministries. Then I met him again the summer of 2016 when I was in Bangalore, India with a Discipleship Training School outreach team. Dom was heading to Geneva, Switzerland for a special new work with the United Nations. Dom shares with us a perspective about character and God as governor.

Catalyzing Cooperation through Identity – Akpene Torku

Akpene worked with Campus Renewal Ministries for several years. CRM helps catalyze united movements for Christ. Akpene tells of her work bringing campus-wide unity to student organizations in Houston, New York, Atlanta, and more. Then she tells of her “converge moment” when she realized God was calling her on to a new venture.

Pro-Choice

Pro-Choice

How does influence grow? John Maxwell writes, “Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.”  We all make bad decisions. But if we refuse to change, those decisions produce bad character. And that bad character influences others around us.

Sean Lambert – Homes of Hope

In May of 1990, a group of twelve YWAM missionaries traveled from Los Angeles to Tijuana to build one house for a needy Mexican family. Sean Lambert tells the story of how YWAM’s Homes of Hope has built over 6000 homes worldwide. 

In November 2018, YWAM Converge and Coastal Christian in Ocean City, NJ built a house from too. This discussion is about ministry to the poor. Find out what you and your group could do. 

Lisa Fulkerson Kreinbrook – Social Work in Guatemala

Lisa Fulkerson Kreinbrook attended the YWAM Internship team John Henry led in the early ‘90s to Guatemala. Lisa was a student at U. Northern Iowa. Lisa’s field assignment for the internship was to serve as a Social Worker in the garbage dump community in Guatemala City.

Ryan Dutra – Upswing Strategies

Ryan filmed all 50 of the videos for our Converge Course pre-departure lessons, which every intern completes before traveling to serve a missional organization somewhere in the world. After that, Ryan served for several years at YWAM Salem, OR where he developed some of the tools to start a consulting agency called Upswing Strategies, helping organizations create a clear plan for growth and reach more people who will invest in their mission.

Tamara and Monaco – Peacemaking Internship in Lebanon

Monaco and Tamara worked with over 500 young people in Lebanon, including Syrian refugees, over the seven-month internship. Monaco’s project is to calculate the growth of forgiveness from activities designed to break the cycle of violence and revenge.

YWAM Converge Values

YWAM Converge Values

Every YWAM Converge participant will engage these values through formal and informal Bible studies, learning activities, and discussions around the following topics from 2 Peter 1…

Gather, Grow, and Go!

Gather, Grow, and Go!

We are a small YWAM ministry with a global vision for university student mobilization through the Converge internships platform. We are pioneering, which means we are experiencing the joys (and sometimes pains) of small beginnings.

Go Barefoot

Go Barefoot

Why wear shoes? I love to go barefoot. I love sand between my toes. But going shoeless is not just for the pleasures of the beach.

Pray for “Waters” to Rise in South Jersey

Pray for “Waters” to Rise in South Jersey

South Jersey is a beautiful place to live and work. We are entering the summer holiday season when thousands come to enjoy the Jersey Shore attractions and beaches. Sadly, many of our current residents and most of our visitors are unaware that Ocean City was...
Letting God Take the Wheel

Letting God Take the Wheel

Letting God Take the Wheel by Rachel Pahnisch | April 27, 2018 | YWAM OCNJ Blog Now, I am not talking about the song “Jesus Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood. I am talking about letting God take control of your life. I know this sounds scary; someone else has...
Making a Difference on Short Term Outreaches

Making a Difference on Short Term Outreaches

Making a Difference on Short Term Outreaches John Henry, Director Okay. So you wanted to make a difference on outreach. You wanted to change lives for the better and you wanted Jesus to be proclaimed in the community he sent you. If you’re one of the over two million...

Helpful Tips to Join a Missions Team

Recently, I had a conversation with a former YWAMer who senses God calling her to return to serve full-time with YWAM. Someone gave her a personal prophetic word, which created some confusion for her. Because she knows I have been a faith missionary for 32 years, she asked for advice. With her permission, I’m passing along notes from that conversation, which may be helpful for anyone seeking to serve in missions…

Alison Gresik

“My creative writing internship was a meaningful introduction to cross-cultural ministry. Years later I can see that the seeds sown then — the teaching and relationships across race and borders — have grown to have a strong influence on the way I live out...