Who We Are
The unique calling of YWAM Nashville is to be both flexible and strategic through mobilization, discipleship, and ministry.
For more than 20 years we at Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Nashville have ministered from our serene countryside campus in Adams, Tennessee about 50 minutes from the heart of Nashville. From there we’ve commissioned short-term teams into Nashville and the nations; planted new YWAM training centers in Louisville, Kentucky and Cancun, Mexico; sent full-time missionaries to share the gospel with unreached people groups; and trained hundreds of youth. We’ve also had the privilege to help many youth groups to get their first taste of missions through our Mission Adventures program. Our staff includes singles and families, parents and grandparents all of which willingly raise their own finances to help them serve Jesus Christ and fulfill His last commandment to make disciples of all nations.
The first step into full-time missions with Youth With A Mission is the Discipleship Training School (DTS), which YWAM Nashville offers twice a year. From there students can explore other avenues of training with us or other YWAM ministries worldwide to help them fulfill their roles as followers of Jesus Christ, endeavoring to see the will of their Father accomplished here on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Youth With A Mission is an international movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced "WYE-wam"), our calling is to know God and to make Him known. Back when we began in 1960, our main focus was to get youth into short-term mission work and to give them opportunities to reach out in Jesus' name. Today, we still focus on youth, and we also involve people of almost every age (even many people who choose to spend their "retirement" in active service). Our many ministries fit into three main categories: evangelism, training and mercy ministry. We are currently operating in more than 1000 locations in over 149 countries, with a staff of nearly 16,000.