We are passionate about being a community that is deeply planted in Christ. In doing so we are able to share God's love in powerful and creative ways with our neighbours, our city, Australia and beyond.
Our centre is a former primary school, that has been transformed to house students, staff and guests as well as our training courses. If you long for a powerful encounter with God; come to the YWAM Brisbane centre. Then go from here with a passion for life and an exciting sense of destiny and calling for your future.
Dave and Jenni Neibling have led YWAM Brisbane since 1997. They are passionate about developing and releasing leaders who are equally passionate in their pursuit of God.
Youth With A Mission is an international volunteer missions movement of Christians from many backgrounds, cultures and traditions. We are dedicated to serving throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced "Y - wam"), our purpose is simply to know God and to make Him known - fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). We do this in three ways Evangelism, Training, and Mercy Ministries.
There are 1,500 YWAM locations in at least 187 countries worldwide, with a staff of over 20,000 volunteers from 200 nations and various denominations. More than four million students, short-term volunteers and staff have served with YWAM since its inception in 1960.
It all began with a vision. In June of 1956, Loren Cunningham, a 20-year-old student from the United States, spent a part of his summer break in Nassau, Bahamas touring with a singing group. One night after a busy day, Loren had an unusual experience. “I lay down on the bed,” he recalled, “doubled the pillow under my head and opened my Bible, routinely asking God to speak into my mind. What happened next was far from routine. Suddenly, I was looking up at a map of the world. Only the map was alive, moving! I sat up. I shook my head, rubbed my eyes. It was a mental movie. I could see all the continents. Waves were crashing onto the shores. Each went onto a continent, then receded, then came up further until it covered the continent completely. I caught my breath. Then, as I watched, the scene changed. The waves became young people–kids my age and even younger–covering the continents. They were talking to people on the street corners and outside bars. They were going house to house. They were preaching. ‘Was that really you, Lord?’ I wondered, still staring at the wall, amazed. Young people–kids really–going out as missionaries! What an idea! And I thought ‘Why did God give me this vision?’”
The past fifty years of ministry have all stemmed from that vision and Loren’s obedience. Now YWAM is the largest missions organization in the world and we are dedicated to "Knowing God and Making God Known."