What is YWAM?
Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), we unite in a common purpose "to know God and to make Him known".
Back when we began in 1960, our main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Today, we still focus on youth, and we also involve people aged 9 to 90. We currently work in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with over 18,000 staff.
We want to be a community of missional disciples who are growing in intimacy with God and are surrendered to his Son. All that we do must be birthed in prayer and intimacy. We seek to pray for Iceland daily and lift up his name in worship. We desire to be transformed by the Gospel and bring relevant action into all spheres of society.
Our goal is not to build a big ministry, but inspire a movement of non-religious, passionate lovers of God who lay down their rights and give everything to follow Christ on a journey of discipleship. We want to partner and connect with others in the body of Christ whenever we can, connecting across church boundaries for the greater cause.
We want to create and inspire a culture of love for others, radical generosity and hospitality, and to see the Kingdom of God come in Iceland as it is in heaven.
We want to cultivate engagement with and transformation of every area of Icelandic society and join in with God's mission to make all things new.
We believe that everything is spiritual. How we treat others, stand up for the oppressed and care for the environment go hand in hand with prayer, worship and reading scripture.
We want to make disciples who make disciples, and we want to help others to go deeper with God. We desire to see more and more people in Iceland incarnating the presence of Christ wherever God has called them to be.
To know God
and make Him known.
Where Are We Now?
Currently YWAM Iceland is being pioneered by a team, sent out by YWAM Rogaland in Norway. We are excited to learn and discover more about living everyday devoted to Jesus and investing in our community. Through this, seeing the Kingdom come in Iceland as it is in heaven.
Interested In A DTS?
We hope to have a DTS of our own in the future but until then check out the
Backpack DTS with our friends at YWAM Rogaland!