ABOUT US
Youth with a Mission (YWAM) is an international evangelistic movement of Christians from many denominations.

YWAM has had the base in Hurlach (Bavaria) since 1972. At that time, the castle of Hurlach (History / Picture Tour) was purchased by YWAM International as a base for the evangelistic outreaches during the Olympic Games in Munich. Since then the Castle was used to train young people, so that they can go out into all the world (also to Germany) to make God known.

Hurlach Castle was only the second base purchased by YWAM International. In the meantime YWAM established over 1000 bases in all the world with more than 12,000 fulltime staff.

Since 1972 many ministries and other YWAM bases came out of YWAM Hurlach. Among them other bases in Germany.

Today the Castle is used as a training centre and a base for evangelistic outreaches to Germany and the world. For that we offer different training courses and ministries, which you can either participate in or invite a team to your home town.

Because of our projects in other countries the number of staff living and working in the castle fluctuates. We currently count about 40 to 70 staff as part of our community.

Links: fulltime staff and leadership team in YWAM Hurlach.

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Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), we unite in a common purpose to know God and to make Him known.
Back when we began in 1960, our main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Today, we still focus on youth, and we also involve people aged 9 to 90. We currently work in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000.

www.ywam.org

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YWAM’s University of the Nations (U of N) operates in 650 locations in 160 countries, providing programs in approximately 100 languages around the world. The U of N is committed to teach and develop men and women spiritually, culturally, intellectually and professionally.
The U of N aims to equip students to serve in all spheres of society and in all nations. The goal of the U of N is to teach students how to apply biblical truth practically and to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
The U of N offers Associate’s degrees, Bachelor’s degrees, and Master’s degrees from its seven colleges. The seven colleges have been designed to bring God’s truth and hope to the seven most influential areas of society. These colleges are:

  • College of the Arts and Sports
  • College of Christian Ministries
  • College of Communication
  • College of Counseling and Health Care
  • College of Education
  • College of Humanities and International Studies
  • College of Science and Technology

There are also six interdisciplinary centers:

  • Community Development Centre
  • The Centre for Discipleship Training Schools
  • The Family Resource Centre
  • The Student Mobilization Centre
  • The GENESIS Centre
  • The Centre for European Studies

www.UofN.edu

Youth with a Mission (YWAM) is an international evangelistic movement of Christians from many denominations.

YWAM has had the base in Hurlach (Bavaria) since 1972. At that time, the castle of Hurlach (History / Picture Tour) was purchased by YWAM International as a base for the evangelistic outreaches during the Olympic Games in Munich. Since then the Castle was used to train young people, so that they can go out into all the world (also to Germany) to make God known.

Hurlach Castle was only the second base purchased by YWAM International. In the meantime YWAM established over 1100 bases in all the world with more than 18,000 fulltime staff.

Since 1972 many ministries and other YWAM bases came out of YWAM Hurlach. Among them other bases in Germany.

Today the Castle is used as a training centre and a base for evangelistic outreaches to Germany and the world. For that we offer different training courses and ministries, which you can either participate in or invite a team to your home town.

Because of our projects in other countries the number of staff living and working in the castle fluctuates. We currently count about 40 to 70 staff as part of our community.
Links: fulltime staff and leadership team in YWAM Hurlach.

YWAM Hurlach
YWAM International
Goals And Values
Most Important …
Castle History
Hurlach
Donate
Join Staff

Youth With a Mission (YWAM) was founded in 1960 and is an international and interdenominational missions organization. Loren Cunningham was the driving force in creating this organization. His vision was seeing a “wave” of young people going into the whole world to bring people the gospel and make a positive difference in the world. The motto of YWAM was and is:

To know God and make Him known!

These are two of the total 17 Foundational Values, around which YWAM ministries all over the world orient themselves. The goal is making God known to people, thereby equipping them to pass on the love of God. YWAM has three main methods of reaching this goal:

1. Schooling
2. Evangelization and
3. Mercy ministries

Overview of the work of YWAM International

More information: www.ywam.org

YWAM Hurlach
YWAM International
Loren Cunningham
The DTS is YWAM’s Foundation
The Uiversity of the Nations
Goals And Values
Most Important …
Castle History
Hurlach
Donate
Join Staff

Youth with a Mission has 17 Foundational Values that we focus on. To know God and to make him known are only two of them. Generally we are called to live a life of:
Worship
Witness
Prayer
Holiness and
Fellowship
Every YWAM base has its own focus concerning Vision and ministry areas. Our Vision statement describes what we emphasise here in Hurlach.
Notes on the History of the Hurlach castle
The castle of Hurlach was presumably built around 1610 by the Fugger Family. It has had a large variety of owners over the course of its history. The main characteristics of the highly visible building are its stepped gables and the four octagonal corner towers with their spherical spires topped by gilded orbs.

Among the many lords of Hurlach, the chamberlain of the electoral prince played an especially important role. Sebastian von Pemler (1718-1772) recorded many details of everyday life of the rural gentry of his time in his meticulously kept diary.

From 1898 to 1899 the castle was thoroughly renovated by Otto Freiherr von Schnurbein. In the following years many additional structures were raised, transforming the castle into its current shape: the annexe and the rear buildings, lavishly decorated with wrought-iron frets in the art nouveau style, the arcades and the pinnacle tower above the passageway set strong architectural accents.

After the Second World War the castle was first used as a fugitive shelter and subsequently transformed into an orphanage. Since 1972 the castle has been used as a training center by the interdenominational missionary organization Youth with a Mission, which renovated the face of the castle in 1991.

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Youth with a Mission Hurlach is a registered, non-profit association and dependent on donations from friends and supporters.

Donations can be made to specific areas of ministry or generally for the base. We can also give you a tax-deductible receit for your donation.

There are different possibilities to make a donation:

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To join the staff here at YWAM Hurlach you need to be a DTS graduate. If you are interested in joining us, please write an email to our Personnel Office or give them a call: +49 (0)8248 – 122-44)

Mission-Builder
If you want to come and help us in a practical way for a few days or weeks, we are happy to welcome you as a Mission-Builder – especially if you have experience in practical areas.

We are currently looking for voluntary workers:

to join SBS (School for Biblical Studies), requirement is to have an SBS certificate
voluntary kitchen staff
volunteer workers in the area of hospitality