If you want something to last a season, plant flowers.
If you want something to last a lifetime, plant trees.
If you want something to last for eternity, plant churches!
That every YWAM church planting team will have access to ‘an experienced, skillful effective coach’ who is available to offer them advice and training as they pursue a Church Planting Movement among their targeted unreached people group.
YWAM Church Planting Coaches is an international network of experienced cross-cultural church planters and frontier missionaries who are providing coaching, mentoring, and field-based training to the burgeoning number of YWAM church planting teams working among the remaining unreached people groups of the 10/40 Window and beyond.
The world’s greatest athletic teams have coaches who give objective input to encourage and challenge the teams on to the victory they desire. Coaches likewise help our church planting teams reach their goals.
Church planting teams are propelled forward by a coaching structure:
- that is decentralized, non-controlling, relationally oriented
- that encourages flexibility, creativity, and innovation
- that insures quality of team leaders, teams, and the churches they plant and reproduce.
YWAM Church Planting Coaches is a service of YWAM Frontier Missions. As an integral part of YWAM International, we fully affirm our larger mission’s values. We also affirm the following list of Frontier Missions values which address and guide our contributions within the wider YWAM movement.
1. Completion of the Great Commission
We value the evangelization and discipleship of all peoples with a focus on the “unreached peoples”.
2. Church Planting Movements
We value church planting movements as an essential strategy in reaching unreached peoples.
3. Holistic Transformation
We value holistic transformation of people and their communities through both proclaiming the Good News and demonstrating the Kingdom of God.
4. Cultural Relevance
We value each human culture and language and the treasures each brings into the Kingdom of God. Therefore we plant churches that are Biblically based and culturally relevant to their members.
5. Mobilizing All Peoples
We value the participation of the Church within every people group in evangelizing and discipling all peoples.
6. Strategic Partnership
We value partnering with the diverse family of ministries within YWAM and the Church internationally, working toward our common vision.
7. Staff Care
We value our coworkers and their families and are committed to their ongoing care, development and ministry effectiveness