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:  How 2 Peter 1:4-8 has helped shaped YWAM Converge: Faith/Life in Christ – We...
Gather, Grow, and Go!

Gather, Grow, and Go!

  An Open Letter from John Henry Director of YWAM Converge in Ocean City, NJ Thanks for your interest in YWAM Converge in Ocean City! Ocean City is an amazingly beautiful barrier island city on the South Jersey Shore. We are a small YWAM ministry with a global vision...
Go Barefoot

Go Barefoot

“Go! …Do not take… sandals.” – Luke 10:3-4 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. We wear shoes to protect our feet. But biblical characters would remove...
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

Helpful Tips to Join a Missions Team John Henry, Director Our ministry focus is to train and send people of all ages, especially those who are young at heart, into all kinds of missions activities. Youth With A Mission has three main emphases, Evangelism (because...

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...

Introducing Glenis, our first Converge student

Hello! My name is Glenis Acosta, I’m twenty-one years old and I’m from Colombia. I completed the Discipleship Training School in Ocean City in July. Now I am volunteering with YWAM as the first Converge student. I am in Albania on an internship with Converge. Before...

Soo Young

“I usually don’t like to think of events as being ‘life-changing’ experience because I believe change is a process, but I was changed in India.  More than anything, there was a large transfer of information from my head to my heart in the last 2 months. God...
Amy Sawyer

Amy Sawyer

“It was a life-changing experience!  I gained a lot of knowledge and experience … about infectious disease, tropical illnesses and even more about HIV/AIDS plaguing the population.  The thing I remember most is what God did in my heart.  I saw God’s heart...
Julian Wong

Julian Wong

“The internship taught me what it meant to have a calling, both a vocational and spiritual calling. It allowed me to use my skills and talents to minister and reach out to the people of Kenya. More importantly, the outreach to university students in Kenya provided an...