Every YWAM worker, including the founder, Loren Cunningham, raises enough funds to meet his or her own financial needs. For most people in YWAM, these funds come from friends, family and churches who contribute financially. Other YWAMers rely on their own savings, part-time jobs/employment, small businesses or even–in the case of some of our older staff–pension income. So there is no salary from YWAM. We are all volunteers.
YWAM has purposely chosen to emphasise personal support raising as the primary means of funding for our staff. Although we recognise there are many other valid ways of financing ministry, the way we have chosen is based on biblical principles of exercising faith and trust, and has enabled us to include tens of thousands of people each year from over 130 countries in the task of fulfilling the Great Commission.
It’s also a financial model that enables many important ministries to exist in our world today. Just as the staff of a church, an evangelist, or a community service organization relies on donations to pay their “salary”, so our staff volunteers also rely on financial partners to meet their financial needs. But we again would have you to know, there is no salary from YWAM.
We believe, and have experienced over and over, that personal support raising provides many benefits to our staff. It often creates a close bond and an accountability between the financial partner and the worker on the field, it helps our workers experience God’s faithfulness in tangible ways, and when combined with a commitment to pray as well as to give, it provides powerful teamwork that results in encouragement for our workers and supernatural blessing on our ministries.
If you are interested in joining YWAM staff or participating in an outreach trip, contact the YWAM location you want to join and ask them for information about support raising.
If you would like to become a YWAM financial partner in one or more projects , or you want to support one of our staff you can make us of one of the following options:
To give financial support :
From within India:
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