28Aug

Is It Hard To Be A Missionary?

A hundred years ago, being a missionary looked pretty bleak. You would pack up all your clothes and other belongings into a box, and that box would most likely double as your coffin. You would say goodbye to your family and friends, knowing that you might never see them again. It would take weeks, and
07Aug

5 Reasons To Do A YWAM DTS

1. Learn about your identity in Christ This is a transformational revelation to have, whether on Discipleship Training School or not. Knowing what Jesus says about you and who He says you are will make a huge difference in your life. Overcome the shame of the past, and find strength, confidence and vision for your
17Jul

How God Helped Me Overcome Unhealthy, Self-Inflicted Stress

A few weeks ago, I realised that I put way too much pressure on myself—a really unhealthy amount of pressure. My husband and I were on our way home after a two week holiday, and it dawned on me that a project I had planned to complete before the end of the month just wasn’t
04Jul

6 Great Places To Read Your Bible On The Gold Coast

We here at YWAM Gold Coast love our city and are proud to call the coast our home. We wanted to give you a glimpse of some of our staff members' favourite spots to spend quiet times with God. Whether you want to study Scripture, worship, pray or read a devotional, there are heaps of
13Jun

What Should I Pack For My YWAM DTS?

Thinking back to packing for my Discipleship Training School, I remember feeling anxious and uncertain. This post is what I wish I had been told as I prepared for DTS. It is not an exhaustive packing list, rather it's some informed suggestions for packing and travel, backed up by my own personal experience. I hope
22May

Why I Love Being Part Of A Community

When I first joined Youth With A Mission, the family aspect surprised and impacted me greatly, and it continues to bless me years later. Become part of a big family Being part of a Discipleship Training School is a very unique experience. I have heard people liken a DTS to life in a university, and
27Apr

How God Transformed My Life During My YWAM DTS

I decided to do a Discipleship Training School and it changed my life. For the first time ever, I stepped out of my comfort zone, leaving my family and friends behind as I followed God to the ends of the earth. Here are four ways my DTS transformed my life: 1. Overcoming Fear Coming from
30Oct

Our Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Nate Mavis has been serving our base heartily for the last 7 years. He is currently transitioning into a new season outside of YWAM and I’ve asked him a couple questions about the Gold Coast. What is your favorite place on the Gold Coast and why? My favorite place on the Gold

02Oct

Surrender

Surrender “I surrender all to You” “Take control of my life..” “Not my will but YOURS be done” – Luke 22: 49 – How many times are we praying, singing or proclaiming those words but are we living them out? I mean are we still worrying or stressing out, aren’t we missing the point here?

25Sep

Make God known

Make God Known This is YWAM’s second value. “YWAM is called to make God known throughout the whole world, and into every arena of society through evangelism, training and mercy ministries. We believe that salvation of souls should result in the transformation of societies, thus obeying Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations. “ Why should we make God known? I grew

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