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We Equip & Launch Leaders

YWAM Louisville's Mission is to be a family of missionaries multiplying, equipping, and launching faithful leaders who actively fulfill the great commission

About YWAM

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 have tens of thousands of staff (called “YWAMers”) and we work in thousands of teams and locations.

One of the joys of participating in YWAM is to work with people from many nations. YWAM’s staff come from nearly every country in the world, including places like Indonesia, Nepal, Mozambique, and Colombia.

About YWAM Louisville

YWAM Louisville is a missionary community, training people to know God and to live as devoted, Christ-like disciples. We go to places near and far to share the love of Jesus and accomplish the Great Commission.

What's Special About YWAM Louisville?

God wants to redeem the entire world, and we believe he wants to do that through his people. At YWAM Louisville our family of 50+ full-time missionaries is committed to the Great Commission and passionate enough to think we can complete it. We’re young people and not-so-young. Married and not-yet-married. Introverts and extroverts. Outdoor adventurers and bookworms. Coffee enthusiasts and tea sippers. Parents of toddlers, parents of teenagers, or still teenagers ourselves. Athletes, musicians, photographers, sci-fi nerds, you name it. Add to the mix a handful of staff kids and our ever-growing student body, and you’ve got a lively community.