We host different teams
As a branch of YWAM Muizenberg, our heart is to partner with local ministry’s and Outreach Teams. This supports, encourages and strengthens the communities of Cape Town, South Africa. We are committed to preaching the good news of Jesus Christ and create a platform for the nations to serve the people of South Africa. Our aim is to create ministry opportunities for YWAM Outreach teams and other Christian organizations, seeing these teams have a God filled experience that stretches and grows their perspective of what it means to journey in life with Christ. We are a bridge that enables internationals to serve and strengthen the local body of Christ as the Local body of Christ enables internationals to learn of Gods Global work.
Our department was developed with a heartbeat that believes joining outreach teams and local ministries is in line with the bringing of Gods kingdom. Partnering with the local communities strengthens them so they may flourish to the best of their ability, making their own long-term goals possible and their ministry sustainable. We have been developing the outreach teams department since 2014.
You can Click on the different ministries below to read more information about that specific ministry opportunity.
This Youth ministry is based in one of the underprivileged community called Steenberg. The ministry reaches over 40 kids between the ages of 13-18 years. The reality for most of these teens is they live in high stress atmosphere due to a high rate of illness, violence, and death in the community. Therefore, the purpose of this ministry is to create a space for young people to express themselves, be heard, experience healthy human contact and gain relational boundaries. They are involved in motivational skill building and outdoor excursions. On excursions, the youth from these disadvantaged areas are taught life skills through basic life coaching that they can apply in the life-threatening and high stress situations they are faced with daily.
This is an evangelism focused ministry. Cape town trains are transporting masses of people from local communities to the urban city daily. We use the train system as opportunity to bless commuters with worship and praise. During this time, there is opportunity for your team members to pray and give testimony with the aim of sharing about the love of Jesus. We have seen the Holy Spirit move and touch many lives through this act. We are so blessed to share with you the story of a previous team members trust to step out and share Jesus to another. Because of that trust a young man was touched by the Holy Spirit and gave his life to Christ. He did his Discipleship Training School with YWAM 6 months later. We believe that God always has appointments with someone during train ministry and know he moves in the hearts of his people in ways we are not always blessed to see.
A major part of our heart beat as an outreach Department is children’s ministry. Our purpose in partnering is to come alongside trained teachers who are involved in the community and focus on Early Childhood Development. This focus covers Infants, toddlers and pre-school ages. In this ministry, the teachers give children an opportunity to engage in a variety of educational and social activities such as reading, writing, crafts/drawings exc. This creates a healthy space for them to thrive developmentally. Your team would have opportunity to encourage and stand by these hardworking teachers while also creating activities based in the wholistic Gospel for the children. One of the greatest fruits this bares is showing the nurturing heart of God, speaking value and worth into the children and the long term hands that provide for them. This is a deep desire we have as a department because we believe God will continue restoring communities through the thriving of our children.
Cape Town is a laidback and friendly city where people have time to stop and talk. They are open to meet new people and hear what they have. Whether on the train, through an open air event or being welcomed into someone’s home people are looking for hope and encouragement. This makes evangelism an exciting opportunity. South Africans love to share and value relationships. So, if you come with hearts open and ready to listen you too will hear new stories, learn about our experiences and even taste different foods.
Biblical poverty is a global epidemic. It is the lack of knowledge of God due to little or no resources, misinterpreted scripture, and no accountability. It unfortunately is common throughout South Africa and leads to mixing of ritual practices and works based Ideas of God. But the truth we know is of God’s grace that allows our relationship with him. Therefor it is important to take Gods word into the communities through bible studies. So; come Join, create and facilitate Bible study with us. This takes place in the township of Kuyasa. Our main purpose for bible study sessions is to disciple believers by reading and discussing scriptures together. This brings growth in understanding God’s Character in line with our hope of eradicating biblical poverty. As a part of this hope we also desire to see all households of this community having access to a bible. By studying together we stand against biblical poverty and are a part of Gods plan in restoring relationship with him.
We host outreach teams because we desire to create a more comfortable environment for those serving in South Africa. Each team is given a host to assist with logistics and provide important information about the cultures and different spiritual atmospheres within the Nation.
We will connect you to a man/woman of peace who will be your personal guide in ministry. Your host will be a blessing to you and your team. Their Job is to provide connections to ministry, inside information about the location and people, assist you in housing and food accommodation, give translation, and bring encouragement and friendship to your team. They will act as a resource to greatly assist your time out here. We pray there would be a mutually beneficial relationship built over your time with them, where the KINGDOM of God can advance through unity and honor.
Who do we host?
• YWAM DTS Outreach teams
• Church Missions Teams
• Neighboring NGO/NPO organizations.
• Medical ministry teams
Here are some of the photo’s of the different ministry.