A multi-cultural community who embraces, equips, and launches all people into all nations to reveal Christ and His Kingdom.
Youth With A Mission
A global movement of Christians from various 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 are still focused on championing youths, but 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.
The Muizenberg Base
In 1989, God drew a group of people together with a vision to reach the lost and to serve Cape Town. They found Muizenberg to be refuge, a "grey area" during apartheid where people of many races lived side by side. With the values of community, reconciliation, equipping, and pioneering as their key foundations, they established YWAM Muizenberg to invest in those who desire to demonstrate the love of Jesus to all people and all nations. YWAM Muizenberg reflects the beautiful diversity of South Africa and 30+ nationalities around the world. Our hope is to represent the Rainbow Nation we live in and God's desire for unity and reconcilation. We serve the communities of Muizenberg, of Cape Town, and of South Africa, while releasing people to go and serve in countries around the world!
The two prominent defining aspects that set the heart of our ministries
A Nations Base
At any one time, we have an estimated average of 30 nations represented on our base. This creates a dynamic environment that enhances our ability to inherit God’s heart for the world and presents many opportunities to learn from and grow with one another. There is no environment more conducive to have your worldview challenged and refined than with us. "Nations 2 Nations", an international movement that seeks to restore the identity, dignity and destiny of nations, is an integral part of life at YWAM Muizenberg. If you love the nations, then come join us!
A Pioneering Base
Besides desiring to gather all nations in one place, we seek to see these people equipped to go where no one has gone in order to reach whom no one has reach . In line with this, we run various training schools as well as many ministries that you can be part of. If you have a desire to start something new or to see the unreached reached then this is the base that would love to partner with you and to see your dream become a reality.
Muizenberg is a suburb of Cape Town, situated on the Cape Peninsula in the south-western tip of South Africa. The False Bay beaches in the south and the Muizenberg Mountain in the west frame the scenic suburb where YWAM Muizenberg has been located since 1989. The campus is situated approximately two-minute walk from the sea, one of the most popular surfing spots in Cape Town. YWAM Muizenberg’s properties include a former hotel as our Main Training Campus, a renovated house next door for offices, three different buildings for overflow housing in Royal Road and Cromer Road. We also rent a classroom in Muizenberg for our School of Biblical Studies referred to as 'The Rock.'