Our vision is to have God at the center of all we do, in our schools this means creating spirit filled art and running a house of prayer as a base. We want to be a training center that helps young people to grow and understand their identity as well as showing young people how art impacts culture. We want to serve our community through several ministries.
Youth With A Mission Ålesund is a small, vibrant center situated in beautiful Ålesund on the west coast of Norway. Our base started in 1994, as a base for a team doing extensive outreach and traveling around the Sunnmøre region. In 2019 we celebrated 25 years of YWAM Ålesund.
The Creative DTS was launched in 1998 and has continued, hosting 15-40 students each year. In the fall of 2018 the Creative DTS celebrated it’s 20-year long journey!
In 2004 we initiated the "Lyspunktet Café" in town together with the Missions church, and in 2019 created the newest café "Dråpe". The café is one of the best in town and is a great place to meet, enjoy an espresso drink or a good meal.
In 2018 the base moved to the city center of Ålesund. The new building enables YWAM Ålesund to grow in many new exciting ways!
YWAM Ålesund runs two DTS's and one second-level school:
Extravagant - School of Worship
We are excited to be supporting two field workers currently located in France and one in Mercy Ships.
Randi and Jan Oskar Alnes
Randi and Jan Oskar Alnes are married and live at Alnes outside Ålesund. Fall 2019 they became base leaders for YWAM Ålesund. They are also involved with YWAM Medical Ships in Papua New Guinea, where they have been a nurse and captain since 2015.
"We want the base to be a blessing for our city. YWAM Ålesund is a creative center and we dream of seeing Christian artists flourish to inspire people to follow Jesus. We also dream to assist Papua New Guinea reach its future goals for the quality of life in their nation."