We believe that God wants to make Himself known, but so do many other things in the world. Throughout your day you are bombarded with information from an array of sources, with an array of agendas.
Because we believe God calls us to seek Him (Matthew 6:33) and that His Word living, active, and powerful (Hebrews 4:12), we are committed to curating teaching and content to inspire and equip you to “Know God and make Him known.”
You will not only learn in a space immersed in prayer and vetted for Truth, but do so alongside others, whether in-person or virtually, as we know God has invited us to function as a Body. We believe what you learn through YWAM Virginia will position you to be able to “love God and love others” where you are, where we are, or around the world!
We believe that God has called us to “love our neighbors”, and for the last four decades we have sought to do so, whether they be right next door or across the globe. We are committed to listening for God to determine how to serve, and then stepping into His invitation even amidst unknowns, and want to make space for you to join us.
When you serve alongside us, you will be a part of intentional prayer and equipping that will allow you to serve not by your own means or strength, but through the Spirit (Zechariah 4:6).
We know that availability and ability varies from person to person, so we are constantly adding to our system a range of ways to serve, from long-term and in-person, to an hour a month virtually. Whether you serve with an ongoing food distribution ministry weekly, or tackle an administrative task once a month from another country, you play an important role in the work God is doing in Virginia and beyond.
YWAM Virginia is not an organization, it is a movement. We are a Body of people that believe that God is at work in Virginia and beyond and inviting us to join Him, in ways that may seem counter-cultural and counterintuitive to how an organization normally functions. This is because God functions differently than the world; “my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” (Isaiah 55:8)
YWAM Virginia is an international 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. Because we are a movement, our campuses can function as God leads, and staff can serve based on God’s unique invitations, because we are guided and joined by a common understanding of who He is and how He had called YWAM Virginia.
We believe that God wants us to equip and serve others in the work He is doing in Virginia and beyond, and would be excited for you to join us. Click here to tell us more about yourself and how you might get involved.
We believe the Discipleship Training Schools (DTS) are a phenomenal way to grow in what it means to “Know God and Make Him Known,” whether you will serve with YWAM Virginia or not! Each of our staff have done a DTS at a YWAM location around the world as part of the requirement for joining the team full time. Whether you are young or old, single or part of a family, there is a DTS opportunity perfect for you.
YWAM Virginia sees itself as part of the larger YWAM family of campuses and bases around the world. Not only are we in constant communication with other leaders and staff, we will create opportunities to serve and worship together. It is common for a team from YWAM Virginia to lead an outreach or teach a course at another location, and vice versa. While each base operates independently, we share the same core values and sense the same core invitations to “Know God and Make Him Known.”