YWAM Bristol

Value, Create, Disciple

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.


Knowing Jesus inspires us to make His gospel understood to any audience. We use tools such as music, art, & sports to connect with people of all ages, developing friendships that can lead to conversations of eternal value. We believe everyone has the right to hear the Good News about Jesus. And so we develop lifestyles of evangelism so that we are ready to share with anyone we meet.


Through our training programs we aim to better equip Christians to grow in their relationship with God and to serve others in everything. Here in Bristol we offer the Discipleship Training School (DTS), which is the introductory course to YWAM. It is an intensive process that helps us to grow more like Jesus and helps us serve Him in the world


Mercy Ministry

We have found that people don’t care what you know until they know that you care.  If someone is hungry, yes pray for them, but let’s feed them too. Jesus was full of compassion, so if we are trying to be like him, we too must be compassionate to all we meet.  In YWAM we look to minster to the physical and emotional needs of those we serve, as well as the spiritual aspects too.

Foundational Values

As YWAM is a decentralised movement we look to our foundational values and the calling To know God and make God known to draw us together.  These foundational values have been developed over the 60 years of Youth With A Mission, each has it’s own story. If you want to know what a ywamer looks like, get to know these values as they are our DNA.  You can find them at here (https://ywam.org/about-us/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 and discipleship with a deep desire to see lives transformed. By positioning ourselves around community that focus on Jesus we aim to be ready to jump into whatever Jesus asks us to do.


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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