YWAM Redding friends and family,
We have some exciting news to share with you… we are merging bases with YWAM Denver!
Our base directors Jachin and Sarah have been asked to become the next base leaders of YWAM Denver. For those of you just getting to know our community, YWAM Denver is where Jachin did his DTS in 1999, where he and Sarah met, and also where God called them to a nation in Central Asia. Both Sarah and Jachin served with YWAM Denver and were called to start YWAM Redding as a result. We have such a deep history with this base, so it already feels like home in many ways.
So why are we moving?
Although our plan was never to leave Redding, it has become clear that God has a different and better plan than what we expected! Ultimately, we are moving in obedience to the Word of the Lord that God began speaking last summer. Through much direction from the Lord through hearing his voice, dreams, and confirmation from elders and other YWAM leadership, we are convinced that God has something incredible for us in Denver as our bases merge together!
There are many areas that we see the wisdom of God in moving us to Denver! One of these is realizing that our base calling of “Training up Revivalists to Transform the Muslim World” will never be completely fulfilled in Redding. It will always be a place of people becoming revivalists, but never a place where we could share with Muslims. To reach any close Muslim population, we have to drive several hours. In Colorado, there is a Muslim population of over 70,000! Another is our heart for worship gatherings – being located in Denver will enable us to much more easily gather people from all over the nation and the world, as well as be trained by others who have done similar things!
With that in mind, we will carry on our specific calling to reaching Muslims as the main target on all outreaches, and also send out long-term teams wherever people feel called. Our two primary focuses in merging will be to start worship events and gathering the family of YWAM to promote the least reached places in the world.
So, what happens with YWAM Redding?
On June 1st, YWAM Redding will close down and all of our staff will move to Denver. We will keep the non-profit to hold Worship Events, big gatherings in Colorado, and our ministries that we have started – Encounter Riding Academy, Encounter Academy, The Refuge Cafe, and our Tourism Business for restricted-access countries.
Like us, you probably have a lot of questions. Please refer to the F.A.Q. section down below or feel free to contact us at [email protected]mredding.org. You can also watch a video HERE of both YWAM Redding and YWAM Denver base directors sharing with our YWAM community their hearts and specific direction from the Lord behind this merge.
We are so excited for this merge and where the Lord is leading us. We look forward to sharing updates with you as they come.
The YWAM Redding Leadership Team
Frequently Asked Questions
I have already applied for a 2021 school, what happens now?
If you have already applied or been accepted for one of our Spring, 2021 schools, you will continue to communicate with staff in Redding. If you have a question you can email us at [email protected]
If you are joining us for a quarter other than Spring, 2021, please just communicate with the registrar who you have already be in contact with. If something needs to change they will let you know.
When will you officially become YWAM Denver?
We are beginning the merge process Spring 2021. We will be running our first school fully as YWAM Denver this summer (June 28th, 2021).
How do I make a donation or pay for school fees now?
Will YWAM Redding still exist?
Starting June 1st our YWAM Redding location will be closed. YWAM Redding will become YWAM Denver.
We are currently in the early stages of starting a mobile DTS which will be run through YWAM Denver. This means the school will go to different locations for the school. One of the locations will be Redding.
How do I apply for a school during the merge/transition?
Is there the option to still do a DTS in Redding?
Yes, it will just look a little different! We are currently in the early stages of starting a mobile DTS which will be run through YWAM Denver. This means the school will go to different locations for the school. One of the locations will be Redding.
Can you tell me more about the YWAM Denver location?
You can learn more about the YWAM Denver location HERE.