16 Nations, 34 Locations

Youth With a Mission Central Europe
"Taste of Central Europe"

16 Nations, 34 locations, and many amazing people

The Central European region stretches from Poland in the north to Greece in the south, and from the Black Sea in the east to the Adriatic Sea in the west. With a population of 134 million people, this is a diverse and culturally colorful area. YWAM Central Europe is comprised of 16 beautiful nations, all of which are filled with unique people groups, landscapes, and cultures. Throughout this region, we have both large missional communities, as well as small teams of missionaries – some of which have been serving their communities for decades, while others are currently in the process of pioneering. Amongst our many locations, you will find many Discipleship Training Schools (DTS), secondary schools with YWAM’s University of the Nations, as well as a myriad of ministries in every shape and form. 

YWAM has a decentralized structure that encourages new vision and the exploration of new ways to change lives through training, conveying the message of the gospel, and caring for those in need. 


We long to see the people of Central Europe fully alive and redeemed, walking in their true identity and intimacy with Jesus, and uniquely influencing the nations with the gospel for the kingdom of God. 

Our Foundational Values

1. Know God
2. Make God known
3. Hear God’s voice
4. Practice worship and intercessory prayer
5. Be visionary
6. Champion young people
7. Be decentralized
8. Be international and interdenominational
9. Have a biblical Christian worldview
10. Function in teams
11. Exhibit servant leadership
12. Do first, then teach
13. Be relationship-oriented
14. Value the individual
15. Value families
16. Practice dependence on God
17. Practice hospitality
18. Communicate with integrity





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Recent Stories

Have a look at our recent stories from our amazing communities around Central Europe. 

Mission teams back in Banja Luka

Mission teams back in Banja Luka

In the last two weeks of June, we hosted two mission teams back to back here in Banja Luka. After not having any teams for almost a year and a half, it was refreshing having teams come again!  The first team of 8 was with InterVarsity from the USA and were...

God’s heart for YWAM Vlore

God’s heart for YWAM Vlore

The year 2020, to put it lightly, was “weird” for all of us. COVID restrictions were tight and we as YWAM Vlore did not see either DTS teams coming or family and friends visiting. One thing we could do and no one could prevent us from doing, is to pray for our city...

When are we going to camp this year?

When are we going to camp this year?

It's a nice spring day in Henri Coandă, the community where we are working on a weekly basis. As soon as kids see our staff they run up to us and ask: “When are we going to camp this year? Can I come as well?” The nice weather tells them that summer is coming and...