How do we integrate the YWAM Values into our ministry?

Examine, intentionality and discernment are key ways to integrate values into ministry and life. How often do we honestly take time to examine our ministry in light of the values God has called us to as Youth With A Mission? If someone were to observe your team or ministry location, could they identify any or […]

What does mid life look like for you and what have you learned?

At mid-life we are evaluating our identity and ask the question, ‘Who am I?’ again. Is it time to transition my role, refocus on my passions, renew my values, have a clearer picture of how I want to finish and have a general reboot of life. We have asked a few YWAM leaders to share […]

When is a good time to pass on your leadership?

We can all read good books, attend all the leadership schools that there are on the market, and have all the know-how in leadership theory, but I wonder if we sometimes need to look at leadership more as a form of art.   When it comes to passing on your leadership you may never really know […]

Mediation Includes Many Facets

What is Mediation? Mediation includes many facets. It is not counseling, mentoring, or coaching. Here is a definition of Mediation: Mediation is a process where people meet with a mutually, impartial, and a neutral person who helps them in the negotiation of their differences. Culture: As I have been working with different organizations, I realized that […]

Ministry Conflict and How to Work Through It

Team is a wonderful idea….so good when it works, so awful when it doesn’t! have you been a part of a ministry team that lived and worked in harmony and healthy communication? Such a blessing. No wonder that the Psalmist in the Bible says, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people dwell together […]

Growing Apostolic Leaders

Well, that’s a good title, but how do we do that? And what do we mean by this term? To clarify, in my writing an apostolic leader is visionary and entrepreneurial, able to discern the giftings of others and set them in motion. And by the way, people love to follow them (and feel released and not used). They are architects who […]

Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life

If you were to join us in either of our homes at the end of almost any evening, or if you were to attend one of our retreats, we would invite you to do with us the process described in these pages. This book is about asking ourselves two questions: For what am I most […]

How to master self-leadership through regular reflective prayer

Imagine you’ve been invited to attend an event at your local Youth With A Mission campus. While it’s important for you to be there, you know of a couple of people attending with whom you’ve recently experienced some conflict. You’ve tried your best to reconcile with them yet feel anxious about seeing them. Your stomach […]