Mission: A religious organization formed to work towards the great commission by partnering with the church to mobilize, equip, send, and care for long-term missionaries who will take the gospel to those who have not had the chance to hear it.
Programs: Bible school for the nations is a secondary missions training school that gives students an overview of the bible from genesis to revelation, training tools of biblical interpretation/application, opportunity to practice teaching skills relevant to oral cultures, and focused study on biblical worldview principles that have the power to transform culture. 5 months of classroom study is followed by 2 months of outreach in asia teaching biblical knowledge/principles to community and church leaders in remote locations where access to bible training is limited.
mission adventures: mission adventures is a summer program for youth groups and families that includes 4 days in an inspirational camp setting and 6-16 days on short-term outreaches to domestic and international locations. In 2014 we hosted 229 youth, families and leaders from mn, mt, md, wi, id, and nc who served on short-term missions outreaches to tacoma washington, india, alaska, and boise id.
frontiers discipleship training school is a 6 month program for young adults interested in exploring missions with a special focus on areas of the world with unreached people groups. 12 weeks of discipleship training is followed by 10 weeks of evangelistic outreach in northern & central india.
Professional with expertise in this field,02/15/2011
I am Director of Engineering services for my company. My step-daughter spent 3-years with YWAM Idaho. I have seen her grow in the Lord throughout her time with the team. She is very organized and had used her talents to support and help the team develop. As she spent time with the team she has had clarification to her calling in the Lord. God has blessed her with a fiance' with a marriage planned for May this year. We have also been donors for this period of time. I spent 8-years in full time ministry as a Care Pastor as the Department Head in a church of 1000 as the leader in charge of Missions. YWAM, I believe is one of the worlds leaders in developing people for the Great Commission. God bless y'all!!
Professional with expertise in this field,02/10/2011
As a 17-year Christian school teacher, with 5 years professional youth ministry experience, and 5 years outdoor Christian camp experience, I can say that YWAM-Idaho not only impacts India with its innovative and regular outreaches, but transforms young souls into mature servants. Marty Meyer, its director, has a huge heart for the lost, and is a gifted leader and teacher. He is my brother-in-law, a mentor to me over the years, and a friend and brother in Christ. When it comes to the kingdom of Christ in this world, I'd say this: Marty "gets it."
I had opportunity some years ago to participate as an instructor on a "Backpacker's DTS" outing. It was remarkable to see what God was doing then, and the progression in this YWAM base has been steady and fruitful since.