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We are a FAITH filled COMMUNITY, taking ACTION, to express Gods love

We are a group of young people with a vision and calling to Mexico City, the nation of Mexico and beyond into the nations of the world. Through faith in Jesus Christ, we desire to motivate a community of believers to take action and further the expansion of the Kingdom of Heaven.

FAITH

We have faith to see God’s plans fulfilled. We believe in God’s plan for Mexico City to bring Transformation and Restoration. Through growing community, discipleship, service, and prayer; the church in Mexico City will arise. As the church arises, in faith, we will see the Kingdom of Heaven become a reality here on earth. We will see the lame walk, the blind see, and the dead come back to life; His kingdom expanded for His glory.


COMMUNITY

We desire to be an example of unity in the Kingdom of Heaven everywhere we go. We are intentional about building community within our staff, the local church, the neighborhood and community that we live, and the ministries with which we work.


ACTION

We are motivated to inspire the current and future generations to be passionate about the future. In order to see change in the world we need to be willing to be the answer to the issues that we recognize. To see His Kingdom, we must be willing to bring the Kingdom to the world and meet the world where they are. It is not a question of whether or not we play a role in taking action, it is about identifying our role and following through to see His plans come to fruition.


YWAM International Values.

 

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) affirms the Bible as the authoritative word of God and, with the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, the absolute reference point for every aspect of life and ministry. Based upon God’s word, who He is, and His initiative of salvation through the atoning work of Jesus (His death, burial, and resurrection), the following responses are strongly emphasized in YWAM:

Worship: We are called to praise and worship God alone.

Holiness: We are called to lead holy and righteous lives that exemplify the nature and character of God.

Witness: We are called to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with those who do not know Him.

Prayer: We are called to engage in intercessory prayer for the people and causes on God’s heart, including standing against evil in every form.

Fellowship: We are called to commit to the Church in both its local nurturing expression and its mobile multiplying expression.

The Foundational Values of Youth With A Mission are the expression of our basic beliefs coupled with specific directives given by God since YWAM’s beginning in 1960. They are recorded here in order to pass on to successive generations that which God has emphasized to us.

These shared beliefs and values are the guiding principles for both the past and future growth of our mission. Some are common to all Christians everywhere; others are distinctive to Youth With A Mission.

The combination of these beliefs and values make up the unique family characteristics of YWAM—our “DNA.” They are values we hold in high regard which determine who we are, how we live and how we make decisions.

1. Know God

YWAM is committed to know God, His nature, His character, and His ways. We seek to reflect who He is in every aspect of our lives and ministry. The automatic overflow of knowing and enjoying fellowship with God is a desire to share him with others.

4. Practice Worship and Intercessory Prayer

YWAM is dedicated to worship Jesus and engage in intercessory prayer as integral aspects of daily life. We also recognize the intent of Satan to destroy the work of God and we call upon God’s power and the Holy Spirit to overcome his strategies in the lives of individuals and in the affairs of nations.

7. Be Broad-Stuctured and Decentralized

YWAM is broad-structured and diverse, yet integrated. We are a global family of ministries held together by shared purpose, vision, values and relationship. We believe that structures should serve the people and the purposes of God. Every ministry at every level has the privilege and responsibility of accountability to a circle of elders, with overall international accountability to the YWAM Global Leadership Team.

10. Function in Teams

YWAM is called to function in teams in all aspects of ministry and leadership. We believe that a combination of complimentary gifts, callings, perspectives, ministries and generations working together in unity at all levels of our mission provides wisdom and safety. Seeking God’s will and making decisions in a team context allows accountability and contributes to greater relationship, motivation, responsibility and ownership of the vision.

13. Be Relationship-Oriented

YWAM is dedicated to being relationship-oriented in our living and working together. We desire to be united through lives of holiness, mutual support, transparency, humility, and open communication, rather than a dependence on structures or rules.

16. Practice Dependence on God for Finances

YWAM is called to practice a life of dependence on God for financial provision. For individuals and YWAM corporately this comes primarily through His people. As God and others have been generous towards us, so we desire to be generous. YWAMers give themselves, their time and talents to God through the missions with no expectations of remuneration.

2. Make God Known

YWAM is called to make God known throughout out the whole world, and into every arena of society through evangelism, training and mercy ministries. We believe that salvation of souls should result in transformation of societies, thus obeying Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations.

5. Be Visionary

YWAM is called to be visionary, continually receiving, nurturing and releasing fresh vision from God. We support the pioneering of new ministries and methods, always willing to be radical in order to be relevant to ever generation, people group, and sphere of society. We believe that the apostolic call of YWAM requires the integration of spiritual eldership, freedom in the Spirit and relationship, centered on the Word of God.

8. Be International and Interdenominational

YWAM is international and interdenominational in its global scope as well as its local constituency. We believe that ethnic, linguistic and denominational diversity, along with redeemed aspects of culture, are positive factors that contribute to the health and growth of the mission.

11. Exhibit Servant Leadership

YWAM is called to servant leadership as a lifestyle, rather than a leadership hierarchy. A servant leader is one who honors the gifts and callings of those under his/her care and guards their rights and privileges. Just as Jesus served His disciples, we stress the importance of those with leadership responsibilities serving those whom they lead.

14. Value the Individual

YWAM is called to value each individual. We believe in equal opportunity and justice for all. Created in the image of God, people of all nationalities, ages and functions have distinctive contributions and callings. We are committed to honoring God-given leadership and ministry gifts in both men and women.

17. Practice Hospitality

YWAM affirms the ministry of hospitality as an expression of God’s character and the value of people. We believe it is important to open our hearts, homes and campuses to serve and honor one another, our guests and the poor and needy, not as acts of social protocol, bu as expressions of generosity.

3. Hearing God's Voice

YWAM is committed to creating with God through listening to him, praying His prayers and obeying His commands in matters great and small. We are dependent upon hearing His voice as individuals, together in team contexts and in larger corporate gatherings. This is an integral part of our process for decision making.

6. Champion Young People

YWAM is called to champion youth. We believe God has gifted and called young people to spearhead vision and ministry. We are committed to value them, trust them, train them, support them, make space for them and release them. They are no only the Church of the future; they are the Church of today. We commit to follow where they lead, in the will of God.

9. Have a Biblical Worldview

YWAM is called to a Biblical worldview. We believe that the Bible makes a clear division between good and evil; right and wrong. The practical dimensions of life are no less spiritual than the ministry expressions. Everything done in obedience to God is spiritual. We seek to honor God with all that we do, equipping and mobilizing men and women of God to take roles of service and influence in ever arena of society.

12. Do First, Then Teach

YWAM is committed to doing first, then teaching. We believe that firsthand experience gives authority to our words. Godly character and a call from God are more important than an individual’s gifts, abilities and expertise.

15. Value Familes

YWAM affirms the importance of families serving God together in missions, not just the father and/or mother. We encourage the development of strong and healthy family units, with each member sharing the call to mission and contributing their gifts in unique and complementary ways.

18. Communicate with Integrity

YWAM affirms that everything exists because God communicates. Therefore, YWAM is committed to truthful, accurate, timely and relevant communication. We believe good communication is essential for strong relationships, healthy families, communities and effective ministry.