Qualified candidates for the YWAM Converge staff network will successfully complete the Converge Staff-in-Training Course, which includes the following:
1. Completion of a Unique Converge Internship Project:
We built Converge as a YWAM Initiative. Converge is an exciting new platform designed to make missions mobilization more open and connected. After years of development, that platform is available at https://ywamconverge.org.
Because Converge is a core program of this ministry, every YWAM Converge team candidate will do a unique Converge internship project to be completed before getting invited to join the team. Staff-in-Training may complete their Converge internship anywhere, depending on their individual situation.
Converge internships are for anyone actively searching for an applied missional learning experience. Converge is also for YWAM and Friends of YWAM seeking people with specialized skills and interests. And it’s also a great staff recruiting and training tool. That’s why we are using it. And that’s why we want every YWAM Converge network team member to know all about Converge before they join the team.
All Converge interns, including staff-in-training, receive inspirational YWAM training messages and a fundraising profile page. All Converge interns propose and design a final project according to their skills and interests. And all Converge interns are required to choose a mentor, someone who knows them well and someone from their own home community. The Converge Mentor will coach, pray, and encourage interns to make the most of their experience.
So, if you are interested in joining the YWAM Converge network staff, and you meet the qualifications listed above, give us a call.
2. Meet regularly with YWAM Converge Network Managing Partner:
This ministry is founded on the scripture from 2 Peter 1, which is also the foundation for YWAM’s University of the Nations. Therefore every staff candidate will commit to working with and regularly meet with YWAM Converge Network Managing Partner.
3. Fundraising and Supplemental “Tent-Making” Personal Income.
Because this is a faith ministry committed to relationship-based support, all YWAM staff candidates are required to raise funds to meet a minimum personal budget before being accepted on the YWAM Converge network staff team. That support may also be supplemented by a part-time job, however, full-time staff must commit at least 30 hours/week to YWAM. And because we are a YWAM Network and not a traditional YWAM training campus, we do not have housing facilities. Therefore every staff candidate must have sufficient funds for food, local transportation, medical insurance, and leased or purchased housing at the location agreed upon by the staff candidate’s Managing Partner by the end of their 90-day Staff-in-Training course. All staff applicants will be provided a budget template upon acceptance to the Staff-in-Training Course.
4. Invitation to join the YWAM Converge Network Team.
All YWAM Converge staff will be evaluated by their Managing Partner and the YWAM Converge Directors at the end of the 90-day Staff-in-Training course. Those who receive a positive evaluation will be invited on staff full-time. Be encouraged! You will grow as a member of the YWAM Converge Team! Every team member will meet with their Managing Partner regularly to review goals and progress, with prayerful consideration about where God is leading you next. After all, once we grow, God typically calls us to “Go!”