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YWAM York

YWAM York’s vision is to build on York’s anointing of training and sending out apostolic world changers. We believe in the importance of community, training and international missions. Our desire is to see the generations be reached for Christ through discipleship, the arts, and evangelism. In YWAM York we rely on worship and intersession as the source of our motivation. We are called to love Jesus, the community, and be a place where God’s presence dwells richly.

YWAM York’s training programme, the DTS is an exciting, fast paced 6 month school where your life can be transformed through excellent teaching, great discipleship and opportunities to serve locally in York, UK and Worldwide. Come and experience our Discipleship Training School.

York is a stunning city, and many of our staff are experienced photographers. The arts provides a powerful way to share the truth about situations and Jesus in a very compelling way.

As YWAM York we have four focus cities:

Edinburgh, Scotland
Rome, Itlay
Reykjavik, Iceland
Chișinău, Moldova

Our goal is to invest in each city as much as possible over the next 5 years, with the hopes of seeing YWAM teams developed in each city. Along with interceding for these cities regularly, we also send our DTS trainees to 1 or multiple cities for the DTS Placement phase.

As an urban team we want to welcome you to York, to explore our city and be part of York’s present and future and to Know God and Make Him Known.


From the Howland's - Team Leaders

Welcome to YWAM York. Thank you for taking the time to check out who we are and our little part in the wider family of Youth With A Mission.

Beth and I have been directly and indirectly connected to YWAM York since 2005. I was blessed to have done my DTS with YWAM Maui in 2000. My DTS changed and transformed my life and set me on a path that I’m still walking out and working to establish what God placed on my heart during my DTS.

Beth did the Vanguard DTS in York in 2007, which was a 2 year course focusing on leadership and pioneering.

In 2009, we started YWAM Leeds and worked in Leeds for 6 years. It was an amazing opportunity of putting to experience the concepts that we had been taught during our Vanguard training. We learned a ton. We believe God was using this time to develop and prepare us for this new season in York. We took on the leadership of YWAM York in 2015.

During our time in Leeds we were blessed to have our son Morgan become a part of our family and he brings us so much joy and life. He is very friendly and enjoys making new friends.

Douglas, Bethany and Morgan Howland