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Foundational articles

Over more than 50 years of history as a mission we have developed core values and policies, here are some key documents that describe our history and future goals.


Christian Magna Carta

We affirm the Christian Magna Carta which describes the following basic rights as implicit in the gospel. Everyone on earth has the right to: Hear and understand the gospel of Jesus Christ. H… Continue


Jubilee Covenant

Celebrating 50 years of YWAM. I recognize that as YWAM celebrates fifty years of ministry, God’s Spirit is at work in amazing ways around the world….. Continue


Lausanne Covenant

Lausanne, Switzerland was the location of a 1974 International Congress called by a committee headed by Rev. Billy Graham. Christian leaders from 150 countries attended the Co… Continue


Manilla Covenant

Introduction The Manila Covenant is a statement of mission prepared and prayed over by the leadership of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and confirmed by 1,500 staff workers at the YWAM International S… Continue


Statement of Faith

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 … Continue


YWAM Foundational Values

The Foundational Values of Youth With A Mission are the expression of our basic beliefs coupled with specific directives given by God since YWAM’s beginning… Continue


Red Sea Covenant

The International Executive Committee of Youth With A Mission met in the Middle East in April of 1992. The Lord spoke forcefully to us that He wanted us as a mission to be more involved in the Muslim world….Continue


Reach all peoples

YWAM began with a vision. Loren Cunningham saw waves of young people who advanced in stages and eventually covered the whole earth….Continue


Child Protection Policy

This child protection guideline is for children under the protection of the organization Youth with a Mission and is to assist YWAM in developing a local child protection guideline…. Continue