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

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YWAM Missions Training Courses

YWAM’s training programs aim to equip Christians to serve others in areas of their gifts and calling. Each of our schools combine theory with practical application and take place in a live/learn environment here on our campus in Salem, Oregon. Our courses range from 3-6 months and often include an international field assignment!


Have You Done a DTS? Your YWAM Journey Starts Here.

Do a Discipleship Training School, YWAM’s flagship missionary training course. First, you’ll spend 3 months getting to know God along side a vibrant Christian community and the inspiring beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Explore our YWAM campus today with a virtual tour. Then you’ll embark on a life-changing 2-month overseas missions trip, focused on making God known. Submit your info to learn more.

→ A new DTS starts every September, January, April, and June!

Lecture Phase
12 Weeks in Oregon
Outreach Phase
10 Week International Trip

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YWAM Secondary Schools

Once you've completed a DTS, a whole new world of missionary training opens up to you! Each of our courses are registered with the University of the Nations, YWAM's global university. Are you interested in further training in any of the following topics?

School of Biblical Studies

Length: 36 Weeks 

Next School: March 2025

School of Biblical Studies is a 9-month dive into all 66 books of the Bible, equipping you to study, understand, and apply the word of God in your life and the nations.


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Foundations for Counseling Ministries

Length: 12 Weeks, plus optional 8 week outreach

Next School: March 2025

The Foundations for Counseling Ministry school (FCM) is a 12 week course (plus an optional outreach) aimed to introduce students to a Biblical framework for Christian counseling. FCM is about learning the ways of God in order to provide counsel from a Biblical point of view.

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Outward Apologetics School

Length: 12 weeks 

Next School: TBD 

The Outward Apologetics School (OAS) is a 12-week YWAM secondary school that will equip you to share the gospel with anyone, anywhere.

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Addictive Behavior Counseling School

Length: 24 Weeks

Next School: Fall 2024 

The ABC is a 24 -week YWAM third level school that equips students to bring freedom and restoration to those who are in bondage because of addictive behaviors.

It explores the causes of severe physical, psychological, spiritual, and social problems which result from addiction. The ABC is designed as a 24-weeks training program in Two Phases. Lecture phase is 12 weeks followed by  the 12 weeks of  outreach which is an integral part of the training.

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Seminar for Further Training


(EDC) Evening Discipleship Course

Length: 7 Weeks


Fall 2024 : Sept 30th - Nov 25th, 2024

The Evening Discipleship Course (EDC) is a missions opportunity for families and working professionals!

This exciting course focuses on intimacy with God, heart transformation, immediate application of truth and world vision. Since 1960, YWAM has trained and sent over 5 million people into the world to make an impact for the Kingdom of God. The Evening Discipleship Course (EDC) provides a way for the community to engage in this world-renowned missions training.



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