Welcome to
Youth With A Mission Sierra Leone
To Know God and To Make Him known

Respond to your longing for a more intimate relationship with God


Who We Are

YWAM Sierra Leone is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM), a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), unites people with a common purpose to know God and to make Him known.

When YWAM began in 1960, our main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Today, our focus still remains on youth, with the participation of people aged 18 to 80. We currently work in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with more than 18,000 full time and short term volunteers.

What We Do

YWAM Sierra Leone is a ministry mainly running Discipleship Training School (YWAM DTS) that gives you an opportunity to discover your passions and your part in God’s purposes for the world. It is for those who long to follow Jesus in new ways with a different perspective.



What is a Discipleship Training School? 


The YWAM DTS is a five months program blending classroom learning, small group activities, personal reflection, practical service, and community living known as outreach. 

Most often, the training comes in two parts: lecture phase three months and outreach phase two months

Every March

Discipleship Training School

Lecture Phase

Know God more.

In the lecture phase your focus will be on knowing God, His Word and His world. You will seek transformation, a renewed mind, and personal growth. You’ll learn not only from teachers but also from community living and practical training. 

Outreach Phase

Make Him known.

During the outreach phase your class will break up into teams to serve God out in the world. You will have a chance to discover your abilities as you care for people and share the good news of Jesus. 

Community Transformation

YWAM Ministries

Spring of life School

Spring of life Christian Pre-Primary and Junior Secondary School

Spring of life Church

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Toilet Project

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Get Involved

How to Apply

Pray for God to lead you as you explore.

Take time to find a DTS that fits you.


Apply for the DTS at over 600 YWAM locations all over the world. Find one on this site.

Special kinds of DTS

Many DTSes offer a special focus on a specific interest. The “Crossroads” or “All Ages” DTS meets the needs of students over 30, such as second-career people or families with children. Read about how to choose a DTS.

Want to be part of what God is doing! Fill out this form.

DTS costs and resources

Most DTSes are registered with YWAM’s University of the Nations. DTS costs vary by location; ask for more information when you apply. Also, check out our DTS Fundraising Guide.

The Team



$1,500.00 USD


Being part of what God is doing in Sierra Leone can be Long Term or Short Term: Volunteer as an individual or a Group, Praying, Donate in Kind or Cash and or Partner with us on purpose.    


Jesus Saves

Be a part of Discipleship Training School a five months residential discipleship program to help one to have a personal relationship with God and to make God known. It is also a prerequisite to YWAM's University Of the Nations (UofN) *Three months of classroom phase at Waterloo and then Two months of outreach phase (been focusing in a remote villages in Sierra Leone)