“training young people to live like Jesus and transform communities”
We believe that equipping in the full meaning of the word includes experiential learning. Our local work creates opportunities for our trainees to serve the local community and to be a blessing where they are. This weekly approach to development allows a contexts for individuals to get hands on learning and to get sharper in their practice. This may include youth work, english classes, work amongst older members of society, mercy ministry, our cafe and much more.
TEAM PLANTS AND GLOBAL IMPACT
Over the last 5 years we have actively formed and planted small teams that have gone out from here to start projects in cities around England. These projects vary from work amongst detached youth work to asylum seekers to work amongst the poor. Our teams are in places such as Bristol, London, Cornwall and Newcastle. All of our training is connected to our overseas projects and long-term investment. We have strategically linked with 5 locations throughout the world where we regularly send teams and financially support established projects. Our staff and trainees will get the opportunity to spend time in all of these places and put their training into practice. After their visit, we have seen many trainees and staff make long-term commitments to these locations. We use our training focus areas here to bless and serve YWAM’s work in other countries and we feel this is an important aspect of linking our professional training to both our local expressions of investment and our global investments. This is about having clear outcomes and building intentionally for the future.