Our Vision.

There are more believers alive today than in all of human history combined.  Jesus is Winning!

Our vision is to pioneer as many locations as possible to disciple as many missionaries as possible to bring the gospel to a people not our own.

Today our mission base is multiplying YWAM locations throughout the east coast of the US and in South America.  We are assisting in the launch of training bases in Michigan, Kansas, South Carolina & Virginia.  Internationally we are doing the same in Brazil, Nicaragua & areas in the Middle East.  Send us a text if you are ready to Lose Your Fear and Find Your Call.

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”God is calling up a new wave of radical missionaries to share the truth of Christ in the Nations.   We are preparing to be a sending/training agency for this new movement.”  Matthew 9:36-38

Our Mission.

Passionately Follow God & Champion Young People

YWAMva is committed to Passionately Follow God.  In other words, seeking to obey God is our primary focus.  Here’s why.

Jesus said, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.” John 4:34

He also said, “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:39

We live solely to know Him!  We must give up our rights and sometimes even our privileges in order to put Jesus’ will first.  Rather than following the world’s system and trying to design a path for our life, we just trust the Lord by listening to His voice and responding in obedience.

King David understood this in Psalm 16:11 when he sang You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”  

The best kind of  “ah, ha” moment doesn’t come from seeking our own success, it come from being in God’s presence.  As we know our Heavenly Father,  we discover our true life purpose.  When we seek first the Kingdom of Heaven, practice joyfully repentance everyday and allow God to work in our lives,  then the Holy Spirit fills us with joy.  What an amazing reward for simply desiring to know God first.

If you are ready to join us in Virginia, then get ready for an amazing adventure.  It will require boldness, courage & probably lots of repentance!


YWAM VA is also committed to Champion Young People.  We believe God has gifted and called young people to spearhead vision and ministry. We are committed to value them, trust them, train them, support them, make space for them and release them. They are not only the Church of the future; they are the Church of today. We commit to follow where they lead, within the will of God.  Are you asking yourself, What will this year bring?  Join us and make history.


Our City.

RVA, River City

Richmond, Virginia is arguably the most historic city in the United States.  Originally settled in 1609, and incorporated in 1742, Richmond later became the capital of Virgina and  the capital of the Confederate States during the American Civil War.   Richmond played a central role in the formation of our nation.

Just minutes from our mission base is Pocahantas’ home, the State Capital & Saint John’s Church, where in 1775, Patrick Henry gave the famous “Give me liberty or Give me death” speak which ignited the American Revolution.

Today Richmond is the capital of Virginia.  It’s an “Artsy College Town” with awesome museums, twelve Universities, incredible architecture, a highly regarded “foodie” culture region, beautiful Class 4 Rapids,  100s of miles of bike trails and more history than you can imagine.   With over one million residents everyone can be at home.   Richmonders call this place  a “big town” or a “small city.”  Come visit us, you promise won’t be disappointed.

Our staff, volunteers and students reach into the city of Richmond through our six community ministries:  Character Club, Richmond Ropes Challenge Course, English Conversation Classes, NIKO Wilderness Challenge, Summer Teams, and the Potter’s Pantry.

Our beliefs.

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is a global movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to presenting Jesus personally to this generation, to mobilizing as many as possible to help in this task, and to the training and equipping of believers for their part in fulfilling the Great Commission. As citizens of God’s kingdom, we are called to love, worship, and obey our Lord, to love and serve His Body, the Church, and to present the whole gospel for the whole person throughout the whole world.


We of Youth With A Mission believe that the Bible is God’s inspired and authoritative word, revealing that Jesus Christ is God’s son; that people are created in God’s image; that He created us to have eternal life through Jesus Christ; that although all people have sinned and come short of God’s glory, God has made salvation possible through the death on the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ; that repentance, faith, love and obedience are fitting responses to God’s initiative of grace towards us; that God desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth; and that the Holy Spirit’s power is demonstrated in and through us for the accomplishment of Christ’s last commandment, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” (Mark 16:15).

Our Spiritual Disciplines.

Spiritual disciplines are things we do that lead us toward the face of God each and every day. Whether you are a staff, student, intern or volunteer; each YWAMer commits to seek God with all of heart, soul, mind and strength and to love their neighbor as themselves (Luke 10:27). Each year our community sets practical spiritual disciplines goals.  These goals include outreach, intercession, worship, Bible Study, hospitality, service, physical stewardship, financial stewardship, accountability and transparency.