YWAM Townsville

Care, Connect, Serve, Build

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Our training and volunteering opportunities are designed to empower anyone – with as much or as little experience or education – to engage in the nations. YWAM Townsville is about harnessing each person’s faith, along with their unique passions and giftings, and matching that with a vision to see positive, lasting change in Australia, Papua New Guinea and beyond.

Training Opportunities
Volunteering Opportunities
Medical Ship

Training That Takes You Places

Discipleship Training School

Come be a part of changing nations with us – A YWAM Discipleship Training School will equip you to put your faith into action, to have meaningful impact while bringing purpose and hope to people in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and beyond. Come for 6 months for an amazing missions experience, engage in a DTS Plus for a chance to hone your skills and passions for Christian Ministry Development, or complete a Diploma in Christian Missions Leadership on the DTS Max.

YWAM Together

In September 2015, YWAM Townsville is hosting YWAM’s biennial global gathering. Hundreds of YWAM staff will be traveling from all over the world to convene and converge on strategies to impact the nations.

"This DTS has helped me learn to be with God and live alongside Him in every moment! This experience has made me so excited for my future and dreams with Him!"

Yolanda, England, 22
Yolanda, England, 22

"I started a new journey with God since coming here. I’ve had challenges in my life, DTS has taught me that I have a God given power, to overcome those challenges. I have discovered my voice and new talents that I can use to serve others."

Micha, Germany, 22
Micha, Germany, 22

"The DTS was life changing. I came to YWAM thinking I had my life figured out. This couldn’t be far from the truth. YWAM does a really good job at teaching on topics that youth face in life. On outreach, you will grow so much and God will do amazing things if you let Him. This experience has been the best thing I have ever done."

Alex, USA, 20
Alex, USA, 20

"DTS has shone a new light in my life and has given me a profound passion and excitement for my future and what it holds."

Jessica, Australia, 18
Jessica, Australia, 18
"I've been given the opportunity to grow in my leadership skills and deepen my relationship with Jesus"Eric, USA, 22
Eric, USA, 22
"The DTS Plus has equipped me to develop and apply my strengths in a practical way. I love that it's not just sitting in a classroom every week, but we are given the opportunity to grow as individuals and step out in leadership on daily basis."Helene, Norway, 22
Helene, Norway, 22
"It's a great way to learn. It gets you out of your comfort zone and stretches you. You grow so much! It's only 2 years, but you will receive so much knowledge and life experience in such a short time."Lloyd, Australia, 18
Lloyd, Australia, 18
"Doing the DTS Plus has been such a practical way to step out in faith and grow in leadership. It has allowed me to continue to walk through challenges and fears with the comfort and guidance of God, in an incredibly safe community. It is giving me the tools I need and equipping me for all that God has in store for my life."Stefanie, Canada, 20
Stefanie, Canada, 20
"Working as our immigration and training administrator I’ve learned to read and understand legislation and legal requirements to help write policies and assessments so that we can run schools. It has been an incredible journey and I’m blessed to work with people that stand behind me and really believe in me."Helene, Norway, Training Admin
Helene, Norway, Training Admin
"I’ve used my coaching degree and passion for sports to disciple and champion young people."Matt, USA, DTS Leader
Matt, USA, DTS Leader
"I never would’ve had the level of on-the-job training I’ve had here at YWAM. I love the way I’ve been given opportunity at such a young age and worked on projects I’ve only dreamed of."Ryan, Indonesia/New Zealand, Public Relations & Communications
Ryan, Indonesia/New Zealand, Public Relations & Communications
"My dream was always to use my degree in Public Relations to help a not-for-profit. The past 10 years with YWAM Townsville has far surpassed my expectations and I’ve loved every moment of it."Rebekah, USA, Communications Manager
Rebekah, USA, Communications Manager
"I’ve always had a dream to work at sea. When the opportunity came up to use my skills as an electrician for a good cause I jumped at it. Working on YWAM Ships has helped me develop my engineering skills and has given me the opportunity to pass on my skills to others."
Matt, New Zealand, Electrician
Matt, New Zealand, Electrician
"Serving with YWAM Medical Ships Australia allows me to use my maritime training and professional experience to make a real difference to felt needs of thousands of people every year."
Jeremy, USA, Captain
Jeremy, USA, Captain
"Coming straight out of high school and having no medical background, I’ve now had the experience of leading anywhere from teams to whole clinics."
Dexter, Canada, Medical Cordinator
Dexter, Canada, Medical Cordinator
"Using my background in medicine, I have been able to contribute to strategic design of our field programs, engagement with key stakeholders and our corporate communication. It’s deeply satisfying to see my passions and skills, linked with others, to bring life."
Sarah, New Zealand, Community Development Manager
Sarah, New Zealand, Community Development Manager
"I don’t know if I ever would’ve found such amazing training and exposure as I’ve had here at YWAM Townsville. It means so much that what I do is impacting lives in a deep and meaningful way and helping to shape nations."
Jennifer, Australia, Corporate Affairs
Jennifer, Australia, Corporate Affairs
"Before I did a DTS, I wanted to study medicine. When I realised I was meant to be in missions, IPHC fulfilled my dreams of pursuing medical education. I love that you can meet both spiritual needs and physical needs in remote areas of the world."Inia, Fiji, 25
Inia, Fiji, 25
"The IPHC was an incredible time where I got to learn how to be an effective health care worker in any developing nation. I got to learn from an incredible group of people, including doctors, midwives, nurses and more. Going to PNG and applying everything I learned in the classroom was an incredible privilege."
Jeff , USA,  21
Jeff , USA, 21
"I've always dreamed of being a medical missionary ever since I was a little girl and doing the IPHC made that possible. I never thought that at 21 years old I'd be setting up clinics in completely isolated villages in PNG. I am so thankful for the adventure that this school has been."
Haeley, USA, 21
Haeley, USA, 21
"Doing the IPHC was a great experience for me. I gained so many valuable skills and had a blast using them practically all over PNG. I would recommend it to anyone."
Grant, New Zealand, 27
Grant, New Zealand, 27
"The IPHC equipped me with the necessary skills to serve a developing nation, both physically and spiritually. The world has far too many isolated and forgotten people. The IPHC gave me the skills to bring hope and healing to those who feel hopeless. It was an incredible experience."
Atasha, USA, 20
Atasha, USA, 20
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