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About YWAM Lancaster

A Community of Passionate Jesus Followers Fulfilling the Great Commission

Our Mission

Seek God. Get Sent.

YWAM Lancaster is dedicated to fulfilling the Great Commission by empowering and equipping individuals to share the gospel with people in hard to reach places. Our mission is to help you live your life boldly and catalyze movement across the face of the earth. We aim to be a catalyst, an instigation, and a spark to ignite your way into living your life on mission, while being radically in love with Jesus.

Why Lancaster?

Grow where you are planted

Lancaster County is on the brink of revival and possesses a rich legacy of zealous faith. A historic move of God has guided many from this region to enter into missions around the world, and Lancaster has sent more missionaries, per capita, than anywhere else in North America. 

We believe the missions movement of Lancaster County has only just begun, and we endeavor to partner with God in training the extraordinary men and women in this region for missions outreach. YWAM Lancaster is a platform to pioneer new works in unreached nations and a launchpad to the 10/40 window.

We believe thousands will be called to Lancaster and sent from this place to be bold gospel witnesses to our generation.

“To know God and to make Him known.”

Join the movement and discover a powerful sense of belonging and momentum among like-minded peers who are committed to deepening their relationship with God, growing in holiness, and sharing the gospel.

Ignite your passion for the Gospel and gain practical skills and support to live missionally through our 6-month Discipleship Training School.

Core Values

What We Believe

We affirm that the Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God and is the most relevant, transformational tool.

Presence of God

We will prioritize a culture of worship and prayer and cultivate dependency on His Word to lead us. Worship and prayer are primary expressions of intimacy with God for us personally and corporately. Hosting place first, then a training center. Presence priority, First Commandment, first place!

Exodus 33:14-15 Psalm 27 Matthew 22:37-40 John 4:24

Work of the Holy Spirit

We embrace the full work of the Holy Spirit as essential for transformation and fruitfulness. We are surrendered to Holy Spirit leadership and committed to instant, joyful obedience!

Romans 8:1-11 John 14:15-17 Galatians 5:22-23 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Unity of Believers

We will model family by growing believers through intentional discipleship in sacrificial love, radical generosity, and bridge-building across the body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 John 17:23 Philippians 2:2-3

Bold Gospel Message

We will go live the gospel, as a witness, to all people in every sphere until the whole world hears. We are focused on establishing a sustained Gospel witness in unreached locations and shaping culture for the purpose of transformation in the spheres of society.

Acts 1:3 Acts 2 2 Corinthians 3 Romans 10:14-17

Hear about the impact others have experienced

Meet Our Team

Our team believes in the mission and are fully committed to Jesus. We have a shared passion for seeing lives transformed, nations impacted, and eternity shifted. Get to know our people!

Our Location

Visit Us

We welcome you to join us!

We are located on 59 acres of farmland in northern Lancaster County, PA, just 25 minutes outside Lancaster City.


1932 W Main Street
Ephrata, PA 17522

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