Youth With A Mission

YWAM Altensteig is a ministry of YWAM International.

YWAM began as small initiative with a big vision:
Waves of young people flooding all continents to help and serve people and minister the love of God. This small beginning in 1960 has grown into an international movement with more than 20.000 fulltime staff serving in about 1.200 bases in over 180 countries.

“To know God and to make him known!”international motto

Areas of ministry




Our hope is to see fellowships of believers worshiping and following Jesus in every nation, tribe and tongue. 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.



Through our training programs we aim to better equip Christians to grow in their relationship with God and to serve others. Our introductory course is the Discipleship Training School (DTS). It’s an intensive five months of growing more like Jesus and serving Him in the world.

Mercy Ministries

mercy ministries

If you believe it, you have to live it. YWAM’s 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.

Foundational values