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.
I was a student in YWAM Idaho from September 2007-February 2008. My experience says that their staff truly care about people, not only those who come to them as I did, but also the people they feel called to. I appreciate their desire to pour the majority of their energy into one region, rather than spreading their resources and staff thin. This tells me they have a desire to see quality rather than quantity, which is exactly what you want when working with people.
I spent 3 years with YWAM Idaho. During that time, I grew soooo much in my relationship with God and my identity and knowing who I am in Christ. I went from someone who just existed, to having a purpose and goals and working to make a difference in the world.
My time spent with YWAM Idaho has been one the most intense, well-spent, fruitful, fulfilling, and wonderful times of my life. I have learned so much from the discipleship and programs. The staff have pushed me to Jesus and encouraged me to do more than i thought was possible. During my time here my eyes have been opened to Jesus and His great plan for this world and those who call Him their God. I met the love of my life here in more ways than one, missions and an amazing girl who loves Jesus and has the same heart as me. I call YWAM Idaho home. They are my family. My experiences with them are invaluable. Thank God for what Hes doing through this ministry!