Helping Derby, the UK and the nations to know God and to make Him known.

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About us

YWAM Derby is an international, interdenominational community of Christians called to urban mission and living in Derby area. We celebrate the rich cultural diversity here and in other urban settings. We enjoy the personal relationship with God and fellowship with one another. We seek to flourish in our fellowship and discipleship through regular worship, Bible study, prayer, communication, and fun. In all we do, we aim to extend the reign of God and fulfill the great commission.

We seek to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to all people within Derby, the Midlands, and other strategic locations in the UK and globally. We are committed to conceiving, birthing, and nurturing new ministries, and developing existing ones. We actively partner with local churches and particularly their young people. We seek to partner with and complement the work of community projects. The hope for our ministry is an increasing Christ-likeness and reign of God in people, communities, and nations.

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Overdale House
Click here to know more our history

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Training

Year For God is a 12 month opportunity for Christian mission training and experience in a different culture. Year For God runs out of YWAM Derby, UK, but with the exception of the orientation and debrief weeks the whole year takes place outside the UK. Click here to know more about that.

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YWAM

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.

Back when we began in 1960, our main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Today, we still focus on youth, and we also involve people aged 9 to 90. We currently work in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000.

One of the joys of participating in YWAM is to work with people from many nations. YWAM’s missionaries (known as “YWAMers”) come from over 130 countries, including places like Indonesia, Nepal, Mozambique, and Colombia.

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 through the atoning work of Jesus (His death, burial, and resurrection), the following responses are strongly emphasized in YWAM:

  • Worship: We are called to praise and worship God alone.
  • Holiness: We are called to lead holy and righteous lives that exemplify the nature and character of God.
  • Witness: We are called to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with those who do not know Him.
  • Prayer: We are called to engage in intercessory prayer for the people and causes on God’s heart, including standing against evil in every form.
  • Fellowship: We are called to commit to the Church in both its local nurturing expression and its mobile multiplying expression.

YWAM England started in 1971 with a team of 4 people, and now includes over 20 operation locations involved in local, nationwide and global outreach, with more than 300 YWAMers committed to knowing God and making Him known.

You can know more about YWAM England in www.ywamengland.org and about YWAM in www.ywam.org.