YWAM Worcester

Why we do what we do


We believe in the transforming power of the Holy Spirit who gives freedom to God’s people. We are creating an environment where people can grow while experiencing this freedom and are encouraged to strive for the gifts and the fruit of the Spirit in order to be transformed and to bring transformation everywhere they go.


TRAINING – We offer a wide range of training programs aiming to equip individuals with skills, knowledge, character and experience to succeed in life and to be empowered to represent Christ in all spheres of society.

SERVING – We are serving the local community with a variety of transformational ministries aimed to empower children, youth, men/women and families. We regularly reach 3000+ children in Worcester through our involvement with schools and aftercare programs, running our own pre and primary school on site. We also run different feeding projects, prison ministries, church planting, mentoring groups, counseling, HIV prevention programs and much more.

what people say

Testimonials from some of our friends

If you are looking for a place of renewal and want to consecrate yourself, look no further then Ywam Worcester. Situated in the Brede Valley, with its majestic mountains, and a rich heritage of revival, known as the gateway to Africa and the world, will capture your heart, mind, and imagination. You will not want to leave again. Jy is welkom om aan the sluit!
- Wilson Goeda, Author and International Speaker
Pam and I recently had the great pleasure of living and working at the Worcester base for six months. It is a warm and receiving place where people can find deep fellowship with God and form bonds of friendship and belonging. It is also a place of great vision. People are looking outwards towards the nations. What a wonderful place to discover and launch God’s will for one’s life. May God’s Kingdom in Africa move ahead! I’m sure that YWAM Worcester will be right in the middle of things!
- Jim Stier, YWAM elder
The vision of 4africa has its origin in Worcester, South Africa. Some of our project leaders have been trained at YWAM Worcester. We appreciate their values and ethics very much. To us the work of YWAM Worcester is having an important impact throughout Africa.
- Matthias Klöti, President of 4africa
YWAM Worcester honors and lives out the 17th value of our mission which is hospitality. They exhibit great expressions of generosity, welcoming everyone with open hearts into their beautiful hospitality facilities. The beauty and creativity is outstanding! I can recommend them, for all the world to see and experience God’s love.
- Rachel Dangtoumda, Co-Founder YWAM Port Hartcourt, Nigeria
Who are we


Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), we unite in a common purpose To Know God and To Make Him Known. YWAM’s many ministries fit into three main categories:

YWAM Worcester Evangelism


People who encounter Jesus want to tell others about Him. Christ’s love inspires us to use many creative means to make His gospel understood to any audience – large or small. We use tools such as music, performing arts, and sports to connect with people of all ages and develop friendships which can lead to conversations of eternal value.

YWAM Worcester Training


YWAM training teaches you to explore and share your faith. A wide variety of specialized training programs equip students with skills that can be applied in many situations to convey the love of Christ and participate practically in missions. Our introductory course, the Discipleship Training School (YWAM-DTS), offers a unique opportunity to focus on building your relationship with God and discover new opportunities to work with Him.

YWAM Worcester Ministries


If you believe it, you have to live it. YWAM Mercy Ministry teams follow Jesus’ example of compassion to those in need. We operate relief and development programs in over 100 countries, working among people living in desperate circumstances. Our volunteers serve in areas such as agricultural assistance, health care, micro-enterprise development, and women and children at risk. Their goal is to ease suffering and provide hope for those affected by poverty, disease, or injustice.