Our Story

YWAM International

Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. YWAM was founded in 1960. Our purpose is simply “to know God and to make Him known.” YWAM functions as a family of ministries rather than a centralized agency. We encourage new vision and the exploration of new ways to change lives through training, sharing the message of the Gospel, and caring for those in need.

We are currently operating in more than 1000 locations in over 180 countries, Our ministries cover every sphere of society, including ship-based medical care, performing arts teams, Bible training programs, business coaching, sports ministries, anti-trafficking work, and many more. For more infomation, visit the organization’s website: ywam.org

Our Story

1998 – YWAM Constanta was started by Andreas and Asne Nordli

1998 – 2004 Planted churches in villages in partnership with local churches

2000 – YWAM Constanta legally founded

2001 – School of Frontier Missions (pictured on the left)

2001 – First Discipleship Training School (DTS)

2001 – Homeless ministry began reaching out to adults and children (soup kitchen, etc.) (pictured on the left)


2002 – Discipleship Training School (DTS) (pictured on the left)


2002 – Ministry to prostitutes began called Syhar Project (pictured on the left)

2002 Moment Cafe opened reaching out to young people closed in 2004


2003 – Discipleship Training School (DTS) (pictured on the left)



2003 – Discipleship Training School (DTS)

2003 – Leadership change from Andreas Nordli to Mirjam (Bos) Klop 

2003 – Day Center started & officially opened in 2004 (pictured on the left)


2003 – 100% for Christ Festival was started and attended by 500 people (pictured on the left)

2004 – Discipleship Training School (DTS)

2005 – 100% for Christ Festival and then in 2006 this became its own independent ministry

2005 – Discipleship Training School (DTS)

2005 – Leadership change from Mirjam Bos (Klop) to Rune and Irene Saether

2005 – New Wine Cafe opened reaching out to University students (pictured on the left)


2007 – Discipleship Training School (DTS) (pictured on the left)

2007 – Day Center 4 year celebration

2007 – Girls home opened for girls who were living on the streets (pictured on the left)

2007 – Ministry to prostitutes Syhar project closed

2008 – KAIROS Publishing House started (pictured on the left)

2006 – Vision for YWAM Constanta is to be a lighthouse for Constanta and to the world for Christ 

2007 – Official logo designed (pictured on the left)


2008 – Kid’s Club started in a Turkish neighborhood (pictured on the left)


2009 – Discipleship Training School (DTS) (pictured on the left)

2011 – New Wine Cafe became International Cafe with new leadership and vision (pictured on the left)

2011 – Discipleship Training School (DTS) (pictured on the left)

2012 – Discipleship Training School (DTS)

2012 – Principles in Child and Youth Ministry (PCYM) school was run.

2013 – Discipleship Training School (DTS)

2013 – Kids Club ministry into a new neighborhood, Henri Coanda (pictured on the left)

2013 – Kings Kids started (ministry to youth in Constanta 14 -18 year olds) (pictured on the left)

2013 – Developing Aquaponics in Constanta (pictured on the left)

2013 – Day Center was handed over to Project Romania Rescue (PRR)

2013 – Mission Adventures

2014 – Discipleship Training Schools (Outreach India) (pictured on the left)

2014 – Mission Adventures 

2015 – Leadership changed from Rune and Irene Saether to Bart Harder and a leadership team.

2016 – Discipleship Training School (DTS) (pictured on the left)

2016 – Mission Adventures (pictured on the left)

2017 – Discipleship Training School (DTS)

2017 – International Cafe remodeled and new leadership (pictured on the left)

2017 – Summer Night Life outreach started reaching out into the clubbing scene in Constanta (pictured on the left)

2017 – Connect a ministry reaching out to the deaf community in Constanta started (pictured on the left)

2018 – Discipleship Training School (DTS) (pictured on the left)

2018 – New vision statement of Go! Trusting & Training young people to live out their Passion & Calling in Jesus Name!

2019 – Kings Kids started partnering with a pastor to start a youth group in the village Albesti

2019 Summer Night Life Outreach expands further into Europe

2019 – Discipleship Training School (DTS) (pictured on the left)

2019 – Reclaimed ministry started (A woodworking business, hiring and discipling young men from disadvantaged backgrounds.) (pictured on the left)

2020 – Sign Language Discipleship Training School: 1st ever in Europe 

2020 – International Cafe closed

2020/2021 – Local Friday outreach into our community started

2021 – Official logo redesigned

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