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WHAT WE DO

Through these areas, our mission is to know God and make Him known

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YOUTH

To empower local youth to believe in themselves, discover their potential, and take action.

We are actively partnered with several youth ministries in the Ålesund area, investing into the lives of young people to inspire a deeper longing for purpose and faith.

 

TRAINING

To equip and train individuals in their creative and outdoor passions to make a difference in society and the world.

We run three training schools: Creative Discipleship School (DTS), Outdoor DTS, and Extravagant: School of Worship. Through these schools, we aim to raise up and send out servant-hearted young people to impact the nations.

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MEDICAL SHIPS

To assist, improve, and sustain the quality of life of the people in Papua New Guinea.

We want to be part of seeing an end to the suffering in Papua New Guinea. We serve alongside YWAM Medical Ships, reaching isolated communities with healthcare, community development, and training. Our ongoing goal is to send more teams to join in the work in Papua New Guinea.

 

OUR STORY

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Our base started in 1994 as a hub for a traveling team that was doing extensive outreach in and around the Sunnmøre region of Norway. Four years later, in 1998, we pioneered the first Creative DTS—and ever since then, the Creative DTS has hosted 15-40 students each year. In the fall of 2018, we celebrated the 20-year-long journey of the Creative DTS!

In 2004, we initiated Lyspunktet Café together with the Missions church, and in 2019 created Dråpe, considered to be one of the best café's in town.

The base moved to the city center of Ålesund in 2018. Our new building enables YWAM Ålesund to grow in many new exciting ways! In 2019, we celebrated 25 years of YWAM Ålesund.

Our base is led by Jan Oskar and Randi Alnes. They are married and live in Alnes, just outside Ålesund. In the fall of 2019, they became base leaders at YWAM Ålesund. They are also involved with YWAM Medical Ships in Papua New Guinea, where they have been a captain and a nurse 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 of assisting Papua New Guinea reach its future goals for the quality of life in their nation."

MEET OUR STAFF

We want to do our part to see these things happen. But we can't do them alone.

WILL YOU JOIN US?