A transformed Norway and the Gospel to the nations

About Youth with a Mission Norway

«Ungdom i Oppdrag» is a part of the international Missions movement called Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and has nine locations around in Norway (more about our locations here).

At the moment we are more than 300 staff in Norway, pluss more than a hundred outside of Norway. We are commited to «Knowing God and making him known» and have ministries in the areas of: Missions, training and education, development work, music and art, publishing, evangelism and conferences with focus on kids, youth and families.

Our goal is threefold:

  • We want to contribute in completing the Missions Commandment by presenting the good news about salvation through Jesus Christ all over the world.
  • We seek ways of discipling by among other things offering education and shorter courses. This happens i.e. through our university, University of the Nations.
  • We want to do aid- and humanitarian work among poor and needy people.

We desire to be a tool that in loyal way can cooperate with all evangelical churches and organizations, and we wish to contribute to a greater unity among Christians. Even if our ministry reaches people in all generations and life situations, we believe God has given us a special calling to train and send out young people. We believe young people represents a great potential for Missions service.

YWAM is a nonprofit organization, our leaders and coworkers are themselves responsible for their financial provision.

Foundational 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, 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.

Service: We are called to contribute toward God’s Kingdom purposes in every sphere of life

We have 18 values that 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. 

Read more about these in the booklet below.