About Us

mission & vision • values & history • board of directors

YWAM International

YWAM is an international volunteer movement of Christians from many backgrounds, cultures, and Christian traditions dedicated to serving Jesus worldwide. More than four million students, short-term volunteers, and staff have participated in YWAM since its inception. 

YWAM has nearly 20,000 full-time staff plus 25,000 students from more than 200 nationalities and a wide variety of denominations who serve at more than 1,300 YWAM locations in 180+ nations and dependent countries. (see also www.ywam.org)

What is YWAM Student Centre?

The Centre is a network, not a place. We are a University Ministries Circle of YWAM International. We are a YWAM staff team of certified coordinators on five continents. We are part of YWAM’s Campus Ministries International and we have trained hundreds of YWAM campus ministries staff, host partners, and volunteers.

We are dedicated to Knowing God and Making Him Known in Nations through Vocations.

YWAM Converge is the staff team and programs operating out of Ocean City, NJ. We are registered with the IRS as UofN Student Mobilization Centre of Youth With A Mission.

YWAM Converge, PO Box 1526, Ocean City, NJ 08226 USA

Mission & Vision

What will it take to complete the Great Commission, Jesus command to “Go, make disciples of all nations.” Matt. 28:19

Values

Every YWAM Student Centre participant and every volunteer will engage the following values through formal and informal Bible Studies, learning activities, and discussions, including the following major topics from 2 Peter 1:4-8.

Meet the Team

YWAM Student Centre Coordinators are on staff with YWAM Converge and with other YWAM ministries. We serve on five continents. We collaborate on strategic projects. We speak multiple languages. We are passionate about helping university students and young adults know God and make Him known in their career choices and spheres of influence.

How We Work Together

History

The Student Centre was birthed in prayer by the Word of the Lord, over many years with many streams of encouragement, including a personal exhortation to start the Centre from YWAM’s founder, Loren Cunningham.

Originally named the UofN Student Mobilization Centre, we were commissioned by the Board of Regents of the University of the Nations, YWAM’s global university, in September 1997 in Seoul, South Korea. The name, UofN Student Mobilization Centre of Youth With A Mission, was registered with the IRS and in the Commonwealth of Virginia in January 1998. We are registered to operate in the State of New Jersey since 2013.

YWAM Student Centre is no longer a Centre of the U of N, however, we are still a transnational networking ministry of Youth With A Mission.

Why Converge?

Converge is an important name within YWAM and in world missions. Converge is about bringing things together.

Converge brings together the following:

local with global engagement, 

theological with practical training, 

online with in-person delivery of content, 

mentoring with independent learning, 

academics with service, 

short-term with long-term, 

spiritual with natural, 

sacred with secular, and 

careers with callings.

The Converge Missional Internship Program

Converge is also a core program of YWAM Student Centre. Converge is a customizable missional internship program for university students and young adults. Converge allows students to collaborate in designing their serving/learning project based on their skill set and individual calling. 

We have coordinated international internships for over three decades. The Centre has equipped students from over 100 universities in nine countries to integrate their studies with service projects worldwide. For decades, students gathered for ten-day pre-service orientations in El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, and eight States in the USA. They served in over 40  countries on more than seventy- five project teams.

The Online Converge Course

Launched in 2013, Converge students are now offered the pre-departure orientation through our online Converge Course. Why did we shift to an online course?

The majority Church today, including the future majority of missionaries, life in the Global
South. Most of the energy and passion for world missions is in Latin America, Sub-Sahara Africa, and part of Asia. The majority of students in those regions do not have the financial resources necessary to travel to a location for a ten-day orientation before their internship. To further assist students from the Global South, we are receiving designated donations to scholarship them for internship. If you are interested in helping students who represent the future of world missions, I encourage you to make a contribution. Thank you!

Donate to Scholarship Students

Meet the Board of Directors

YWAM Student Centre began as the Student Mobilization Centre, which was commissioned by the Board of Regents of the University of the Nations, YWAM’s global university, in September 1997 in Seoul, South Korea. The name, UofN StudentMobilization Centre of Youth With A Mission, was registered with the IRS and in the Commonwealth of Virginia in January 1998.

YWAM Student Centre is no longer a Centre of the U of N, however, we are still a transnational networking ministry of Youth With A Mission.

We are Students, Faculty, Campus Ministers, Volunteers, Outreach Hosts, and YWAM Missionaries.

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YWAM Converge, also known as YWAM Student Centre, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 54-1882074. Donations are tax-deductible. ©2023 YWAM Student Centre. All rights reserved. Terms of service.

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