In 2016, a small YWAM team came to Long Beach to run the first ever Discipleship Training School (DTS) in the city. The idea was to do inner city outreach along side lecture phase to prepare students for outreach phase and beyond. During this first school, students participated in a blend of outreach and classroom time. Our outreaches included homeless ministry, working with single mothers and their children, evangelism, and on-site intercession. This DTS was a first step on pioneering a new YWAM location in Long Beach.
Our Vision for YWAM Long Beach is to lead teams in evangelism, prayer, and mercy ministries in the city. There are two ways that we want to do this: leading Discipleship Training Schools and hosting Outreach Teams. We have a heart for discipling individuals and training them though practical outreach, overcoming challenges, and working together. Our ultimate dream is to become a YWAM location that is known for facilitating fruitful outreaches and hosting volunteers from all over the world in order to make lasting impact in our city. In addition to this, we want to send missionaries to serve the Lord in the nations. YWAM Long Beach has sent teams to Japan, Panama, Costa Rica, South Africa, and Nepal.
10,800 Hot meals Served to the Homeless and others in need
2,500 Bibles Distributed
21 Homeless Getting Sustainable Jobs and Housing
5,513 Sack Lunches Served to Homeless
120 Kids VBS taught the Gospel
13 Women and Children Rescued off the street
10 Baking Classes taught
6 Outreach Teams Hosted in Long Beach