Youth With A Mission Livingstone has been involved in many different types of ministries. Seasonal ministries happen from time to time and other ministries are on-going ministries.
This is the heart of all other ministries we are involved in. Training prepares and sets the quality of service our workers will be able to offer. However, training is what really blesses communities far from where we are. Our graduates have the whole world as their field of application. We have has students from Salt Spring Island near Vancouver, Canada all the way to Perth Australia. From Jo’burg to Nairobi and in between.
This is the umbrella of all our Christian service ministries of discipleship and counseling to people in spiritual need. There are always people who cannot assume Church membership right away for various reasons. Our chaplaincy ministries are intended to serve such people until they are able to take the next step. This is a good place to start as a new believer or a seeker because it is not a church, we do not baptize people, or take their tithes. If we ever ask for a donation it will not come into the YWAM coffers but serve the group needs of the participants in that ministry. We do this so that every participant who is a church member understands we are not in competition with the church.
When do we ask for donation? When what we want to do cannot be funded by our volunteers finances, for example, a Chaplaincy Ministry special outing to the Victoria Falls. So far we have never asked for any donation for YWAM staff from participants in the Chaplaincy ministries even if they are free to make a donation like any other friend of the mission. In short, we ask them to raise their own ministry funds which they get to supervise and use as participants and YWAM full time staff do not touch it.