YWAM Altensteig started in 1979 when a small team from YWAM Hurlach came to Altensteig. They started to run schools for discipleship (DTS), evangelism (SOE) and intercession (SOI) and offered creativity workshops in the area of performing arts. At the end of the 80‘s to mid 90‘s we started a ministry called „King‘s Kids“, as well as ministries that operated in the area of media and design.
We built “mission bridges” to YWAM in Chile and the Philippines and many young Germans did their DTS there. The next step of our development was to focus on how to meet the needs of our home town. This verse became our theme over the years:
„Also seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you.“Jeremiah 29,7
With that verse in mind we developed a workshop for couples, a workshop for education, regular prayer for students, teachers and schools and out of that new projects in schools began. Furthermore we initiated alpha courses in different churches.
In 1999 we started Mission Adventures which provides an opportunity for youth groups to come, get trained and go on outreach: We do the service – you do the ministry.