We believe that everyone in the world has a right and needs to hear about Jesus and God's amazing love and grace. You will learn that mission work doesn't have to be a "one-size-fits-all" approach.
Through the YWAM Discipleship Training Course (DTS), you will be equipped to use your unique calling to share God's story. We must be transformed by the gospel.
Through YWAM, you are giving hope to the poor, the forgotten, the broken, and those suffering from injustice around the world.
Youth With a Mission (YWAM): International
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 God known. This is accomplished in many ways, but primarily through discipleship and evangelism training.
For more info on YWAM International and YWAM locations around the world, click here.
YWAM: Oak Haven
YWAM Oak Haven launched in 2021, when Bryan and Tara Riley were led by God to bring YWAM back to Northwest Arkansas and redeem what was lost.
In April '21, Bryan and Tara met with Dave and Leola Leetch, one of the founding families of DaySpring Greeting Cards. Together, they began to move towards the fulfillment of a vision Don Leetch and Dean Kerns had for the Oak Haven property. For over 40 years, Don and Dean knew the property was anointed by God to be a place for missionary training and the equipping of the body of Christ to take the gospel to the Nations.
They also knew it would be a place where many ministries could come together for the Kingdom to impact not only the nations, but also spheres of Society: Business, family, education, and entertainment. The property is also a "haven" for rest and restoration.
Because of this, YWAM Oak Haven is partnering with local churches, businesses, and other ministries on the property to bring authentic Christian community to life.
We are committed to being an answer to Jesus' prayer in John 17: unity in the Body of Christ. We partner with local churches, businesses, and other ministries on the property to bring authentic Christian community to life. Be sure to check out our blog for stories on the power of community!
Upward Ninja Gym
The Northwest Arkansas region - complete with vibrant city life and outdoor adventure - provides many opportunities for fun, adventure, stress relief, and exploration. Located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains and fed by the waters of the Illinois and Buffalo Rivers, there is plenty to explore.
SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
For more info on Northwest Arkansas, click here.
Siloam Springs, AR
Siloam Springs is a thriving and beautiful historic town on the Arkansas/Oklahoma border. "Siloam" is the Hebrew word for "sent," much like the word "apostle" or "missionary!" While not only being filled with natural springs, rivers, and the picturesque Sager Creek, Siloam Springs is located right on the edge of the Ozarks and the western prairie, it has something for everyone. See some what Siloam Springs has to offer:
John Brown University (JBU)