We have a variety of ministries that serve our city of Salem and provide ways for you to get involved in missions locally. 

Student Tuition Payments

Click below to make a school related payment for a DTS or one of our secondary schools. If you are trying to give to one of our students, this is where you go!

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Give to YWAM Salem 

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General Payments

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You have a part to play in God's story

YWAM Salem is here to help you discover it

Our Foundational Program Gap Year in Missions

It all starts with DTS

YWAM Salem in Oregon exists to facilitate your journey of knowing God and making him known. The primary way we do this is through our 6 month Discipleship Training School program. How does it work?

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Grow in Community
Embed yourself in a community of missionaries in Salem, Oregon learning about God and yourself for 3 months.
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Travel with Purpose
Engage in an international outreach for 2.5 months to gain hands-on ministry experience and global perspective.
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Strengthen Calling
Embrace your identity in Jesus as you walk forward with a greater sense of your purpose, gifts, and calling.

Could DTS Be Right for You?

A YWAM Discipleship Training school is a step to clarify your calling and deepen your faith. It also makes for a great gap year. Enter your info below to receive more information about the program, and take a virtual tour to explore campus before you go.

Join a Global Network of Missions

We're part of something bigger. You could be too. Youth With A Mission (pronounced "Why-Wham") is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. 

The Story of YWAM
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Experience missional community at YWAM Salem

We're an official location of YWAM based on 35 acres in Oregon’s capital city. YWAM Salem is a non-profit, international and interdenominational Christian organization focusing on missions training and global outreach, local impact, and coaching young people through our foundational program, the Discipleship Training School

About YWAM Salem

Opportunities After DTS

After you complete your DTS a whole world of opportunities in YWAM opens up to you. Explore the various second level training schools we offer in relevant topics like counseling, Biblical studies, leadership, apologetics, and frontier missions. You can also apply for staff or our volunteer program!

School of Biblical Studies
If you're interested in Biblical studies, the SBS is the course for you!
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Foundations for Counseling Ministries
If you want to learn more about how to counsel, the FCM is the course for you!
Join YWAM Staff
A great option after DTS is to come join YWAM Staff! There's nothing like experiential leadership in an actual missions and discipleship context!
Volunteer Short Term
A great option after DTS is to come volunteer short term! Come connect and serve in community as you decide what's next.

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