WHAT WE DO
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.
To equip and train individuals in their creative and outdoor passions to make a difference in society and the world.
We run two training schools: Creative Discipleship School (DTS) and Outdoor DTS. Through these schools, we aim to raise up and send out servant-hearted young people to impact the nations.
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 base started in 1994 as a hub for a traveling team, 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. In 2019, Dråpe was opened by previous YWAM staff, with a heart for hospitality. Dråpe is 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! We have been able to increase our schools sizes, host local events, and partner with other Christian organizations. 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 involved with YWAM Medical Ships in Papua New Guinea, where they have been a captain and a nurse since 2015. Together, they carry the vision of Medical ships and YWAM Ålesund partnering together. Jan and Randi also brought the vision of Outdoor DTS, which we now run a full track.
"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."
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