The main vision of YWAM Potchefstroom is to connect and empower individuals into various local ministries, either under or affiliated with YWAM Potchefstroom. It is to disciple and spiritually grow our staff and volunteers so that they may fulfil the unique call of God on their lives. YWAM Potchefstroom does this through various methods:
Mobilising University Students
YWAM Potchefstroom is home to the Northwest University in South Africa. As YWAM Potchefstroom we aim to specialize and design our Discipleship Training Schools so that the future leaders of South Africa can be discipled in a biblical way to carry out their unique calling in the marketplace.
To Empower Local Ministries
We have an adopted orphanage in the nearby township of Ikageng. As a staff we have come alongside them to support them, giving our time and skills in order to help them create a sustainable program within the orphanage.
We are in the process of starting a women's ministry focusing on empowering the women of today in the form of biblical discipleship.
Gospel Crusades and Church Discipleship
At YWAM Potchefstroom, we have a mandate for large scale gospel meetings which are to be held in conjunction with an in-depth discipleship program. The focus is three-fold; Firstly to disciple those already attending churches so they have a strong biblical foundation, this will ensure that these churches are a healthy place for new believers to be planted and will be carried out prior to the crusades. Secondly, the gospel crusades themselves will be conducted, and we are believing that many people will accept salvation. Thirdly, these new believers will be planted into a local church, presented with a free bible and discipleship book and be taken through the same discipleship program after the crusade has concluded, so they too have a firm foundation in Christ.
YWAM Potchefstroom believes it is vital to have a correct biblical understanding of Christianity. We do this through our various small groups that focus on teaching the word of God, discipleship and prayer.