YWAM STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Youth With A Mission(YWAM) 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. 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 toward 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 ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature” Mark 16:15
NOTE: The foundational documents of YWAM are The Foundational Beliefs &alues of Youth With A Mission (including the Statement of Purpose), The Manila Covenant (including the Christian Magna Carta), The Red Sea Covenant, The Nanning Covenant, The Jubilee Covenant, The Singapore Covenant and The Covenant to End Bible Poverty. (The process of identifying the YWAM Foundational Values was initiated by Darlene Cunningham in 1985; approved by the International Council in 1991; edits approved by the Global Leadership Team August 2003 and re-released February 2004; updated by the Global Leadership Forum December 2011; Value #7 updated Dec 2014; “Service” added to Core Beliefs at the Costa Rica UofN Workshop 2017.)