Youth With A Mission (YWAM) New Orleans is a non-profit organization resolute on knowing God and making Him known through evangelism, mercy ministries, and missions training. We began in 1982 when a small group of missionaries from YWAM Tyler, TX came to do Mardi Gras outreach and never left! Now over 30 years later, God has extended our reach to having multiple locations and extensive works throughout our city that enable the lost to see and know their Heavenly Father!
God loves people and over 60% of the world’s population lives in cities like New Orleans. With a metro population of 1.2 million and over 9 million tourists coming through each year, we believe New Orleans is a “port” being used by God to take in the lost, lead them to Jesus, and then send them out to infect the world with Christ’s love.
For years we’ve labored with excitement within our city in obedience to Jesus Christ’s command in Matthew 28 known as the Great Commission. We believe in community transformation by the gospel. Some of our ministry efforts include: Open air worship and evangelism, benevolence to the poor and needy, tutoring children and teaching them the bible, offering counseling and free pregnancy services to young pregnant woman, hosting short-term mission teams year-round, and much more! Here at YWAM New Orleans, we don’t offer regular seasons of training schools (recommended school UrbanDTS.com) but rather a platform for which YWAM missionaries can live out what they’ve been trained to do; Know God and Make Him known.