Our outreaches will tend to be between 8-12 weeks long and may be held all over the world, though, there are some principles that help us make the decision on where to go.
We are committed to praying about joining others that invite us to join them in ministry and outreach. We are committed to relationships. We are a family in YWAM and we are a part of the kingdom in the body of Christ striving to complete the great commission.
The Word of the Lord
At the end of the day we do not rely on what would be the most practical to us, but rather on the Word of the Lord – this is a really strong emphasis in YWAM. Staff and students may take time during the DTS to decide on where they will go on outreach as a team.
No Gospel Access, Low Gospel Access, or High Gospel Access with High Cultural Walls
We want to focus on places where either the gospel hasn’t been shared or is in short supply. Much of the world is in these two categories. Another facet, places where it is difficult to share because of cultural barriers, makes up another great chunk of the world.
Possible Outreach Locations During 2018
Southern and Southeast Asia, Europe (refugees), Brazil (Amazon)
During outreach phase we will aim to have approximately 45 hours of scheduled activities each week. Out of those 45, we will spend 30 hours each week practically reaching out to others and helping them grow closer to God. In addition we will spend at least 15 hours each week as a team; focusing on God, interceding in prayer for people and for each other, as well as, enjoying our time together as a team.
During the outreach phase we will aim to give you at least 1 day a week off, as well as 1/3rd of every day be it morning, afternoon, or evening. During this time you will be able to hang out, explore the culture, do laundry, go shopping, contact home, or spend some time by yourself.