What is Youth with a mission?

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 over 18,000 staff.

One of the joys of participating in YWAM is to work with people from many nations. YWAM’s staff (known as “YWAMers”) come from over 130 countries, including places like Norway, The Netherlands and Mexico.

YWAM Rogaland is a mission training and sending base, based on the west coast of Norway.  Our heart is to serve both the local and global communities through evangelism, training and Mercy Ministries. YWAM Rogaland is one of the many thousands of YWAM training locations throughout the world. 

We invite you to join us!


In 2005 Jan and Kristin Torland, after serving 11 years as base leaders in Eintrøa, God called them to pioneer YWAM Rogaland. Little did they know, that as a result of their willingness to follow the Lord and obey His voice, they will become a blessing to many nations! 

Jan and Kristin ran their very first Backpack DTS in January of 2008. Since then, the school has continually developed increasing in staff, outreach tracks, programs and students. God has used YWAM Rogaland to equip and disciple many people to move forward as a disciple of Jesus, while having radical encounters with God in many different ways.


In YWAM Rogaland our vision is all about reaching the nations.  

We are dedicated to present Jesus personally to this generation, to mobilize as many as possible to help accomplish this task, and to train and equip believers for the fulfillment of  the Great Commission.

As citizens of God's Kingdom, we are called to love, worship, obey our Lord, to love and to serve His Body, the Church, and to present the gospel to EVERY person throughout the whole world. 

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As citizens of God’s kingdom, YWAM staff seek to love, worship, and obey their Lord; to love and serve His Body, the Church, and to present the whole Gospel to the entire world. As a YWAMer there is a statement of belief that unites the workers throughout the nations, “We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired and authoritative word revealing that Jesus Christ is God’s Son; that man is created in God’s image; that God created us to have eternal life through Jesus Christ; that although all men have sinned and come short of God’s glory, God has made salvation possible through the death on the Cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ; that repentance, faith, love and obedience are fitting responses to God’s initiative of grace towards us; that God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth, and that the Holy Spirit’s power is demonstrated in and through us for the accomplishment of Christ’s last commandment, “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)”