About Us

YWAM Saint Lucia is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM), a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), unites people with a common purpose to know God and to make Him known.

When YWAM began in 1960, our main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Today, our focus still remains on youth, with the participation of people aged 8 to 80. We currently work in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with more than 18,000 full time and short term volunteers.

One of the joys of participating in YWAM programs or ministries is to serve with people from many nations. YWAM’s staff (known as “YWAMers”) are volunteers from all nations.

Some of the ministries we have been involved in since 2012

About Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is a small island with a population of over 170,000 and a land area of 616.5 square kilometers and is situated on the Eastern Caribbean Chain.

With a rapidly changing economy moving from a banana agriculture base to tourism base, Saint Lucia has been ranked many times as one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations. Saint Lucia’s society is going through a real metamorphosis with attractions and challenges that offer countless opportunities to invest not only in the economy but also into it’s loving people.


Staff Pages

You can partner with us by supporting one of our amazing staff. As a volunteer, YWAM Saint Lucia staff rely on support to cover their monthly staff fees. The link below will take you to our staff page or blog, where you can learn more about them and give your support.


The staff Of YWAM Saint Lucia give their all to keep our campus and mission going strong – Some coordinate the kitchen, while some are engaged in maintenance or leading outreaches and encouraging our students and volunteers to develop a deeper relation with God. The staff, volunteers and students together form a close community – like a family! Click on the link above to meet our staff and help support their work.

Our Vision is

To see multitudes from Saint Lucia and the Nations beyond restored in their relationship with the Creator, equipped and passionate to fulfill God's  purpose and join the waves to impact the spheres of influence, being a blessing to those in need across nations.

Our Mission is:

To serve and bless the people of Saint Lucia, and the Nations beyond its shores, raise a generation who will love God with all of their hearts and others as themselves, equipped to extend His love and compassion to those in greater need here and further.


Beside existing as a Discipleship Community, our YWAM Base organizes YWAM DTSSummer Mission Adventures and other ministry such as the Prayer Station, Mercy Ministry (Compassion), Kids Program, Special Occasions, Bible Study, Evangelism, Mobilizing Churches, and are looking into developing other ministries such as Celebration, Community Development, Skills Training, etc.  We also offer multiple Short Term Volunteer Opportunities. The YWAM DTS is accredited by the University of the Nations (UofN). For more information about the U of N, visit their website at www.uofn.edu

YWAM Saint Lucia is a YWAM campus located in the Eastern Caribbean. We are a community of believers, dedicated to  growing and knowing God, living it out individually and together and making Him known through our daily experiences here and to the ends of the earth through outreaches and more.


The 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 in 1960. They are recorded here in order to pass on to successive generations that which God has emphasized to us.

These shared beliefs and values are the guiding principles for both the past and future growth of our mission. Some are common to all Christians everywhere; others are distinctive to Youth With A Mission.

The combination of these beliefs and values make up the unique family characteristics of YWAM- our "DNA." They are values we hold in high regard which determine who we are, how we live and how we make decisions.

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 emphasized in YWAM:

What we believe

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is a global movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to presenting Jesus personally to this generation, to mobilizing as many as possible to help in this task, and to train and equip 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.

Statement of Faith

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 all creation” (Mark 16:15).


Frequently Ask Questions

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DTS Session at YWAM Saint Lucia

DTS Session at YWAM Saint Lucia

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Art in Ministry

How big is YWAM, and how can I find the closest location?

With over 18,000 staff volunteers, YWAM is one of the largest Christian charitable organizations in the world. To find a location near you, pick “Locations” from the search bar above and type in the name of a country or city.

What about YWAM Saint Lucia in all this

YWAM Saint Lucia is Youth With A Mission Saint Lucia is a official Ministry of YWAM International and an operating location of Youth With a Mission and the YWAM University of the Nations; We are registerer Localy as a Non Profit and Non Denominational Faith Base Organization

How do I find out about opportunities, and get the YWAM address list?

The search feature in this site allows you to browse through YWAM’s opportunities around the world: locations, outreaches, training programs, staff opportunities, and more. When you click on an opportunity that interests you, you’ll find a Contact Us button that will allow you to get information directly from that location.

Do YWAM staff get paid?

To join YWAM as staff anywhere in the world, you need to have your own financial backing. Many YWAM locations can help people put together a prayer and financial support team (often through friends, home groups, churches, relatives, etc.) before they join as staff. Most YWAM staff meet their financial needs through financial supporters while others hold an additional paying job for financial or ministry reasons if their responsabilities and comitments allow them. To find information on raising personal financial support, Check or download the pdf on our staff ressource page (support raising for staff on the bottom menu of this site.

How can I give a donation to a YWAM staff person or student?

Since YWAM staff do not get paid, they rely on the generosity of people like you to be able to serve God through YWAM. If you would like to give a donation to a YWAM worker, student, or ministry, please see this page for more information http://www.ywamsl.org/financial-donation-option/, please send us a direct email for designation

Is this mission only for young people or only focused on young people?

Youth With A Mission began as an organization to help young people get involved in the global purposes of God and this will always be a primary focus for YWAM. However, now many people join YWAM as a second career or after retirement. Some of the young people who joined us in the 1960s are still serving with YWAM, and so are some of their grandchildren! Some of YWAM’s Discipleship Training Schools (DTS) specifically focus on providing mission training for families or older students, such as Crossroads DTS (CDTS) you can either do a CDTS or contact us to let us know your interest.”

Can you help me locate a person who currently is in YWAM or was at some time?

YWAM does not have an international administrative office that maintains a database of every YWAM staff person and all YWAM alumni. If you want to connect with a person in YWAM, please contact the location they work with directly or their last known location. Another avenue is to try social networking sites like the YWAM Facebook page.

What is a DTS or Crossroads DTS?

The Discipleship Training School (DTS), YWAM’s five-month introductory training program, is offered in over 200 locations around the world. The Crossroads DTS (CDTS) is designed for families or people approximately 35 years old and older.”

How do I apply, or join YWAM?

You can serve with YWAM on an short term outreach trip, as a student, or as a long term staff or volunteer . To join as staff, you must first complete a Discipleship Training School (DTS), which is offered in over 200 locations around the world. for a few weeks or days, contact us on this web site. YWAM has no centralized application process. Although YWAM does have Larger centres, contact us directly for details or apply online from this site for our cross cultural outreach, local outreach and other opportunities. for other YWAM centre we encourage you to contact their office directly for schedules and costs.

Does DTS training provide credit for other universities?

The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is one of the YWAM courses registered with YWAM’s University of the Nations (U of N). The U of N offers credits for the DTS which can be applied to U of N degrees (Associate, Bachelors, and Masters). Students receive 12 credit hours for the DTS lecture phase and 8 credit hours for the outreach phase. Also, credits from U of N courses are transferable to a number of respected Christian colleges in the United States.

Who is the leader of YWAM and what is the leadership structure of the organization?

YWAM was founded in 1960 by Loren and Darlene Cunningham. Today it operates as a family of ministries. To learn more about YWAM’s leadership, visit http://www.ywam.org/about-us/our-leadership/. For more about YWAM’s History visit http://www.ywam.org/about-us/history/

Does YWAM offer scholarships for its training courses?

Since each training center operates within their own framework, scholarships given would depend upon each center’s policy for financial aid. When you apply for a training program, ask if there are scholarships available. We at YWAM Saint Lucia are working hard to raise fund to keep school and program fees low or provide when possible scholarchip for persons in need. contact us if you can help or have a Question

Contact us with any question you may have:

Physical address: YWAM SL, Reduit beach Avenue, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet Saint Lucia

Mailing address: P.O. Box 4029 Bocage, Castries LC05 101, Saint Lucia (Eastern Caribbean)
Office #: +1758 450-9926   - Mobile # +1758 286-2967

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