About YWAM Perth - YWAM Perth Australia

Launched out of Loren Cunningham’s vision in 1960 of seeing waves of young people taking the gospel to the nations, Youth With A Mission Perth remains committed to YWAM’s original call to “know God and make Him known.”

In 1985 Peter and Shirley Brownhill and a small team of YWAMers started a new YWAM work in Perth. God led them in seeing Perth as a modern-day “Antioch” - a dynamic city, people coming and going, sending missionaries to many nations. It would reflect God’s call to the Mission to be international and inter-denominational. From the start, YWAM Perth has taken an “Acts 1:8” approach to ministry – seeking to simultaneously impact and engage our city, our state, our region and beyond. 

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A key approach God has led us in is a strategic focus on the Indian Ocean Gateway or IOG - 78 nations around the Indian Ocean, from East Africa through the Middle East, South Asia and Australia. Once thought of as an isolated location, today Perth is a growing, influential city, linked with direct flights to all major African and Asian international hubs, as well as London.

Impacting Perth, serving Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley region, reaching communities in the IOG, it’s all part of the same thrust. From healthcare to Bible translation, youth ministry to frontier missions, we are committed to sharing the gospel and seeing God’s purposes realised. Alongside of our on-going ministry, we offer practical, field-based training to equip people to play their part in the Great Commission.

Encountering Jesus brings real change to lives, communities and nations. His ways lead to life in every area of society and He longs to see every community thrive, every individual made whole. We believe that everyone on earth has the right to hear and understand the message of Jesus Christ. So our commitment to "make Him known" shapes all that we do. We share the gospel in any way we can: publicly before crowds and one-on-one with individuals, near and far, in large cities and remote villages. God can use all kinds of gifts and all kinds of strategies to bring hope to all kinds of people. What we do, we do together. We are a multigenerational community of volunteer staff and students from many nations and church backgrounds. 

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Values & Beliefs

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) affirms the Bible as the authoritative word of God and, with the Holy Spirit's inspiration, the absolute reference point for every aspect of life and ministry. Based upon God's word, who He is, and His initiative of salvation, the following responses are strongly emphasised in YWAM:


We are called to praise and worship God alone.


We are called to lead holy and righteous lives that exemplify the nature and character of God.


We are called to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with those who do not know Him.


We are called to engage in intercessory prayer for the people and causes on God's heart, including standing against evil in every form.


We are called to commit to the Church in both its local nurturing expression and its mobile multiplying expression.


We are called to contribute toward God’s kingdom purposes in every sphere of life.

Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to presenting Jesus personally to this generation, to mobilising 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 everyone” (Mark 16:15 NLT).

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