As YWAM has grown over the years, it has developed as a family of ministries, rather than a highly structured, centralized agency. Although we have international service offices for YWAM, we do not have an international administrative headquarters.
Each YWAM location is responsible for initiating training programs, planning outreaches, recruiting staff, fundraising and defining their objectives and activities. The administration of each centre may vary according to the laws of the nation it is in. While many YWAM teams are formed of people from different nations, their lifestyle will largely reflect the culture of the nation they live in.
All YWAM locations are expected to uphold the values of the movement and are held accountable to these corporate principles and convictions by relationship with local leadership teams. YWAM’s Global Leadership Forum (GLF) is comprised of regional and global ministry representatives.