It is our mission…
To disciple families with biblical principles for life and relationships
that they may be transformed and become agents of transformation –
expanding God’s kingdom and bringing His blessing to the nations.
- To disciple families to become strong examples of the biblical blueprint for family life.
- To bring healing to wounded & broken individuals and families.
- To provide practical, biblical, training for those called to serve families.
- To empower families to participate in fulfilling the great commission.
II. Strategies for Multiplication
A. Seminars, conferences, workshops, camps.
B. Family Resource Centers
C. Mentoring and coaching programs
D. University of the Nations schools and seminars
E. Empowering family ministry workers through local, national and global networks
F. Promotion of biblical family values in education, public policy and civil laws
G. Media and social media
H. National campaigns (e.g. MarriageWeek)
YWAM affirms the importance of families serving God together in missions, not just the father and/or mother. We also embrace the inclusion of single-parent families. We encourage the development of strong and healthy family units, with each member sharing the call to missions and contributing their gifts in unique and complementary ways. We uphold and celebrate the biblical view that God’s intent for holy matrimony is between one man and one woman.
(Gen 2:21-24; Gen 18:17 19; Deu 6:6-7; Pro 5:15-23; Pro 31:10-31;Mal 2:14-16; Mat 19:3-9; 1Co 7:1-16; 1Ti 3:2-5; Heb 13:4).
YWAM Family Ministries Values
A. We affirm that the family originated with God and was designed by Him. Genesis 1:27-28.
B. We affirm the family as a primary place for discipleship, training, and character development. Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Ephesians 6:4, Proverbs 1-7, Genesis 18:19.
C. We affirm that God is a God of generations. Psalm 89:4, Psalm 78:1-8.
D. We recognize the family as a major key to reaching a culture or people group. Matthew 28:19-20, Malachi 4:6, Acts 16:31.
E. We recognize that the strength of a nation is related to the integrity of the family. Malachi 4:6.
F. We affirm the family as a proving ground for ministry and church leadership. I Timothy 3:4-5, II Timothy 3:14-15.
G. We affirm the biblical ideal of marriage to be a lifelong covenant between a man and a woman. Genesis 2:23-24, Matthew 19:4-6.
H. We affirm the value of individuals being a part of a family. Genesis 2:18, Psalm 68:6.
I. We recognize there are timeless family values and principles that must not be attached or limited to a particular culture or historical time period. Psalm 145:13, Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8, James 1:17.