Our Base

We Inspire and Equip People to Make Jesus Known

At the Richmond campus, we minister through both local evangelism and mercy ministries, as well as training schools. We feel uniquely called to mobilize internationals into the mission field. We are a diverse, international community and we feel specifically called to work with Children at Risk in our community and in the nations. 

Our main ministries are: Potter’s Pantry (sharing food with those in need in our community), Children At-Risk outreach, Richmond area evangelism, and Summer Missions for Youth (one week programs of teaching, service, fun, and outreach in an urban setting). We also have a month-long summer missions internship for young people ages 16 and up.

Schools we run:

•Children at Risk Discipleship Training School (DTS) (English, Portuguese) 

•English Language and Culture School Discipleship Bible School (DBS)

•School of Worship (SOW), Children at Risk School (CAR).

Our Purpose

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is a global 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 towards 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 into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” (Mark 16:15).

YWAM’s STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

 Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is an international movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to presenting Jesus personally to this and future generations, 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, to love all peoples everywhere, which includes presenting the whole Gospel for the whole person throughout the whole world.

We of Youth With A Mission believe in God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and that the Bible is God’s inspired and authoritative Word, revealing that Jesus Christ is God’s son; fully God and fully human; 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 incarnation, life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ; that repentance, faith, love and obedience are fitting responses to God’s initiative of grace toward us through the active ministry of the Holy Spirit; 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 commandments, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone” (Mark 16:15 NLT) and ”Go and make disciples of all the nations…” (Matthew 28:19 NLT).

YWAM’s CORE BELIEFS ​

YWAM’s Core Beliefs Youth With A Mission (YWAM) affirms the Bible as the inspired and authoritative Word of God and the absolute reference point for every aspect of life and ministry. Based upon God’s Word, who He is, and His initiative of salvation, through the atoning work of Jesus (His death, burial and resurrection), the following responses are strongly emphasized in YWAM:

• Worship: We are called to praise and worship God alone (Exo 20:2-3; Deu 6:4-5; 2Ki 17:35-39; 1Ch 16:28-30; Neh 8:2-10; Mar 12:29-30; Rom 15:5-13; Jud 24-25; Rev 5:6-14; Rev 19:5-8).

• Holiness: We are called to lead holy and righteous lives that exemplify the nature and character of God (Lev 19:1-2; Psa 51:7-11; Jer 18:1-11; Eze 20:10-12; Zec 13:9; Luk 1:68-75; Eph 4:21-32; Tit 2:11-14; 1Pe 2:9,21-25; 1Jo 3:1-3).

 

• Witness: We are called to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who do not know Him (Psa 78:1-7; Isa 40:3-11; Mic 4:1-2; Hab 2:14; Luk 24:44-48; Act 3:12-26; Act 10:39-43; 1Co 9:19-23; 2Co 2:12-17; 1Pe 3:15-18).

• Prayer: We are called to engage in intercessory prayer for the people and causes on God’s heart, including standing against evil in every form (Gen 18:20-33; Exo 32:1-16; Jdg 3:9,15; 1Ki 8:22-61; Eze 22:30-31; Eze 33:1-11; Mat 6:5-15; Mat 9:36-38; Eph 3:14-21; 2Th 3:1-5).

• Fellowship: We are called to commit to the Church in both its local nurturing expression and its mobile multiplying expression (2Ch 29:20-30; Psa 22:25-28; Psa 122:1-4; Joe 2:15-17; Mat 18:19-20; Act 2:44-47; Act 4:32-35; 1Co 14:26-40; Eph 2:11-18; Heb 10:23-25).

• Service: We are called to contribute toward God’s Kingdom purposes in every sphere of life (Deu 15:7-11; Deu 24:17-22; Psa 112:4-9; Pro 11:10-11; Zec 7:8-10; Mat 5:14-16; 2Th 3:13; Tit 3:4-8; Heb 13:15-16; Jam 2:14-26).

YWAM’s Values

1. KNOW GOD

2. MAKE GOD KNOWN

3. HEAR GOD’S VOICE

4. PRACTICE WORSHIP AND INTERCESSORY PRAYER

5. BE VISIONARY

6. CHAMPION YOUNG PEOPLE

7. BE DECENTRALIZED

8. BE INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDENOMINATIONAL

 

9. HAVE A BIBLICAL CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW

10. FUNCTION IN TEAMS

11. EXHIBIT SERVANT LEADERSHIP

12. DO FIRST, THEN TEACH

13. BE RELATIONSHIP-ORIENTED

14. VALUE THE INDIVIDUAL

15. VALUE FAMILIES

16. PRACTICE DEPENDENCE ON GOD

17. PRACTICE HOSPITALITY

18. COMMUNICATE WITH INTEGRITY

Our City.

RVA, River City.

Richmond, Virginia is arguably the most historic city in the United States. Originally settled in 1609, and incorporated in 1742, Richmond later became the capital of Virginia and the capital of the Confederate States during the American Civil War. 

Richmond played a central role in the formation of our nation. Just minutes from our mission base is Pocahantas’ home, the State Capital & Saint John’s Church, where in 1775, Patrick Henry gave the famous “Give me liberty or Give me death” speech which ignited the American Revolution. Today Richmond is the capital of Virginia. It’s an “Artsy College Town” with museums, Universities, unique architecture, a highly regarded “foodie” culture, beautiful Class 4 Rapids, many miles of interconnected parks and trails and more history than you can imagine. Come visit us, you won’t be disappointed. 

Our staff, volunteers and students reach into the city of Richmond through our various ministries, including Kids’ Bible Club, Miss T’s Pop-in, Evangelism, Bible Distribution, Summer Missions Youth Outreaches, the Potter’s Pantry, and more.

Our Spiritual Disciplines

Spiritual disciplines are things we do that lead us toward the face of God each and every day. Whether you are a staff, student, intern or volunteer; each YWAMer commits to seek God with all of heart, soul, mind and strength and to love their neighbor as themselves (Luke 10:27). 

Each week we engage in regular spiritual disciplines. These disciplines include outreach, testimonies, intercession, worship, and Bible Study.

Driving Directions

GPS Navigation to our Fulton Hill Campus Set 4700 Waverly Avenue as your destination to get to our two driveways on the right side of the north end of Waverly Ave. (Do not use as a mailing address)