Youth With A Mission Croatia currently has one location, Kastela, based on the coast near the city of Split. We are a team from different countries who have a heart to see lives transformed and people discipled, both from Croatia and those coming to join us for our Discipleship Training Schools (DTS) and outreaches.
“Blessed to be a Blessing” is the aim of our vision. We believe God has blessed us with gifts, talents, relationships, resources, experiences, wisdom, and most of all, hope in Jesus and the Holy Spirit, so we can be a blessing to those around us and share His love with them.
Our heart is to see more teams established, impacting the whole of Croatia.
To find out more about each ministry location and how you can get involved, go to the different links below.
Kaštela is located near the historic world heritage city of Split and a stone’s throw from the beautiful islands dotting the coastline. The YWAM team there is involved with family ministries, DTS and training, a sailing ministry and blessing their local community by partnering with other groups and the local church.
A Brief History of YWAM Croatia
Since the 70’s, teams were coming to Croatia to encourage believers and do evangelism. In 1992, a team was established in Zagreb and ran 2 DTS schools and started lots of local ministries.
In 2012, they unfortunately had to close the registration due to a lack of staff…but God wasn’t finished with YWAM Croatia!
Jarod and Bexi were serving with YWAM in the UK, on board a 42-meter sailing boat helping to lead DTS with a sailing focus. They heard that Croatia had no YWAM presence and had an amazing coastline for sailing, so they went on a scouting trip in 2012. It was then that God gave them a heart for the place and people and they made the decision to move and re pioneer YWAM Croatia. Soon after, they were joined by the Morosan family with Croatian roots and a heart for family ministries and the Van Meeteren family who had been planning a move to Croatia for some years. The YWAM Croatia team have continued to deepen relationships with locals, strengthen partnerships with the church and other organisations and run DTS’s and other seminars.
To learn more about the country of Croatia and how you can pray for its people, check out Operation World’s prayer guide