YWAM was formed through a vision of waves of young people flooding the earth with the message of Jesus' love. As a base, our part in that vision involves providing foundational courses that sharpen faith, challenge worldview and equip young people to use their gifts to share Christ's love whenever and wherever they may be. We provide an array of training options ranging from entry level courses like DTS to Ministry Development tracks and second level Bible courses. To know more, check out the Training tab at the top of the page.
When the centre was bought in 1974 it was in a time when "the Troubles" were wreaking havoc and bloodshed up and down Northern Ireland. Yet, in spite of that history, the centre became a place of encounter and reconciliation for people who had been enemies, or at least had been brought up on opposite sides of the tracks. We dream of this continuing to be a place where enemies meet each other, have a meal and reconciled, not only from Ireland, but from divided tribes and countries all over the world.
Opportunities to join us: Multi-faith gatherings, Faith and conflict gatherings, BorderWalk and many more.
We follow the principle that holiness and being like Jesus means "moving towards darkness". As the incarnation brought God in the flesh onto the streets of Nazareth, we believe that our primary calling as followers of Jesus is to represent Him on the streets of the darkest places on earth; places like Delhi, Bethlehem, Beirut, Durban, Serbia, Burundi and Baltimore. We are also called to be light in the cities of Ireland, and An Cuan provides a resource for the whole new generation of urban communities. People are disciples here, and leaders are trained and released to multiply incarnation work wherever God leads them.