YWAM Bristol

Value, Create, Disciple

Christ’s love inspires us to use many creative means to make His gospel understood to any audience.

We use tools such as music, art & sports to connect with people of all ages and develop friendships which can lead to conversations of eternal value. We believe everyone has the right to hear the good news about Jesus and our hope is to see fellowships of believers worshipping and following Jesus in every nation, tribe and tongue.

YWAM Bristol is part of the international movement of Youth With A Mission. An international and interdenominational movement of young people dedicated to Know God and Make God Known.

Christ’s love inspires us to use many creative means to make His gospel understood to any audience. We use tools such as music, art, & sports to connect with people of all ages and develop friendships which can lead to conversations of eternal value. We believe everyone has the right to hear the good news about Jesus and our hope is to see fellowships of believers worshipping and following Jesus in every nation, tribe and tongue

Through our training programs, we aim to better equip Christians to grow in their relationship with God and to serve others in everything. We offer the Discipleship Training School (DTS), which is the introductory course to YWAM. It is an intensive six months of growing more like Jesus and serving Him in the world.

If you believe it, you have to live it. We follow Jesus’ example of compassion to those in need. We serve in areas such as Community Development, Women & Children Needs & Health Care, and wanting to expand in this area. The goal is to ease suffering and provide hope for those affected by poverty, disease or injustice. People don’t care what you know until they know that you care.

Youth With A Mission is a diverse missional movement spread out around the globe. We are made up of people from all nations and a range of denominations.
Through the years the Lord has shown us how to live and what the ONA of YWAM should be. This ONA is found in our Foundational Values. If you want to know whatYWAM believes or how we relate, look no further than these values.

Value – Create – Disciple

We’re about seeing hope and encouraging positive growth in people’s lives through understanding their own Value and their revelation of who Jesus Christ really is. We want to Create environments for people to be built up and Discipled in the ways of God and to see and entire region impacted for his kingdom

We are a missional community of believers built around rhythms of Prayer, worship & Discipleship with a deep desire to see lives transformed.

By positioning ourselves around community with a focus on Jesus we aim to be ready to jump into whatever Jesus asks us to do.We’re about seeing hope and encouraging positive growth in people’s lives through understanding their own Value and their revelation of who Jesus Christ really is. We want to Create environments for people to be built up and Discipled in the ways of God and to see an entire region impacted for his kingdom.We are called to be a community with an Urban Mission focus. Dedicated to investing in the local church, and reaching into the community through the arts, youth & building community groups.

Are you ready to grow in leadership?

Are you ready to serve?

Are you ready to deepen your relationship with Jesus and make a difference in the lives of those you meet?

Being part of a missional focused community means that the week is very fluid and can change week by week.  However our week will always be built around our rhythms of Worship, Prayer, community and discipleship. From this place of intimacy we engage with local ministries and relationships where we look to Know God and Make God Known.

We are looking for people who are ready to make a difference, people who want to grow within a discipleing, missional community. People who are ready to work hard and play hard.  If that’s you, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Ministries

Church based Discipleship – YWAM has so much wealth and experience of Discipleship and we love sharing that with the local churches.  We run a monthly discipleship community where we explore foundational aspects of the Christian faith.  We explore topics such as worship, The Father Heart of God, Identity, Lordship, Prayer, what is discipleship.  Through this community we love to provide space for small group discussion and prayer as well as friendship.  We also love to work with churches to run a tailor made discipleship journey for the church to go through.  We find it such a privilege to be able to invest in churches in this way.

Mission Adventures is a youth Summer Missions program ran by YWAM England and we love to take young people from Bristol out into Europe for two weeks of fantastic mission’s experience.  By partnering with established ministries in Europe we are able to provide authentic hands on summer outreach that will transform the lives of all who come with us.  https://www.ywamengland.org/missionadventures

Creation Paints is our arts ministry.  Bristol is a very creative city and art is a beautiful way to create community and build relationships.  Through Creation Paints we have ran art galleries, art community groups as well as hosted outreach at UpFest the largest street art festival in Europe, right here in Bristol.

Youth – Bristol has roughly 80,000 young people between the ages of 13-18, only 3000 of them have a meaningful connection to a local church or Christian group.  That leaves 78,000 young people who are not hearing that they are valued and loved by the creator of the universe.  We’re not ok with that. Over the years we have ran various youth ministries in Bristol, but there is so much more to do, schools to impact and safe places to create.

Hosting teams – We love to host outreach teams in Bristol! Whether you are a DTS team or a staff team, we would love to host you. We have an average of four outreach teams join us each year, and we can always see the impact that they have both on our team, and on the city.

We have good networks across the city to make sure that any outreach teams that come to are able to:

– truly bless the local churches and feed into their long term vision and aims

– do effective evangelistic and practical outreaches

– leave the city being able to say, “we saw God move and we love the city of Bristol and will keep praying into what God is doing in that city.”

If you would like to bring an outreach team please email us at info@ywambristol.org. To read reports and stories from previous outreach teams, visit our Stories section, under Ministries.

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