Come to where it all began. Since 1969, the YWAM Lausanne campus has been training people from all nations to embrace a ministry vision for their world.
Get ready to run where God guides you.
Located within the heart of Europe in Switzerland, YWAM Lausanne equips people to grow in their relationship with God and share the Gospel throughout the world. We offer four Discipleship Training Schools per year and multiple other training programs.
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Starts: 9 January, 2018
Ends: 30 May, 2018
Starts: 4 April 2018
Ends: 22 August 2018
Starts: 28 June 2018
Ends: 13 September 2018
Starts: 9 January 2018
Ends: 28 March 2018
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Yesterday marked the first Sunday of Advent, the season on the church calendar meant for the preparation of the celebration of the birth of Christ. Many churches around the world celebrated by lighting the first candle of the traditional advent wreath–one that historically symbolizes hope. Advent means “coming” or “arrival,” and my first realization that […]
Here at YWAM Lausanne, we love coffee! We have our very own Café on the base, called Café des Alpes, and hold a barista seminar every summer. We got a chance to interview Ruben, who runs the Café (and makes the BEST cortados around). Read as he explains his vision and heart for coffee in the mission […]
Growing up, whenever I saw homeless people in the streets or pictures of impoverished communities far away, I would alternate between feeling a debilitating helplessness and a strong desire to do something—anything—to “save” these people from their situations. This year, I took a Community Development School (CDS) at YWAM Lausanne. Community development can be a somewhat ambiguous […]
Have you ever wondered if missions is for you? Just the fact that you’re asking that question is an indication that God might be wanting you to explore more. Missionaries don’t have one personality type or skill set, but they do have a particular heart from God. While this is not an exhaustive list, it […]
Why is a Discipleship Training School with YWAM the best way to prepare for missions? Our definition of missions is rapidly expanding, it can mean trekking up a remote mountain, serving coffee in the inner city or teaching business principles in impoverished slums. Ultimately missions can happen in any environment where your passions are utilized […]
This year our town opened a new recycling center for its inhabitants. It is an impressive, shiny concrete building with lots of different colored containers. As I was spending my Saturday morning in a line of trash-filled luxury SUV’s (it’s a wealthy town), waiting for the entrance beam to lift, I reflected on how environmentalism has started […]
5 Reasons Why Millennials make great Missionaries As Millennials we take a lot of flak. We’re lazy, depressed, discontent and entitled snowflakes who dream about making an impact, are addicted to our phones, want participation medals and a 30 hour work week. We get it, it’s that age-old comparison of one generation saying they had […]
Have you ever wondered what it is like to do your Discipleship Training School in Switzerland? Here are 21 reasons you should APPLY NOW to do your DTS in Lausanne! 1. MOUNTAINS EVERYWHERE. And by everywhere, I mean EVERYWHERE. Switzerland is located right in the Alpes, so you get incredible views wherever you go! 2. […]
DTS is an incredible experience. It is a season of your life where you put aside 5 months to seek after the Lord with no outside distractions. It is a time to experience new cultures and meet new friends that will last a lifetime. When I graduated from DTS at YWAM Lausanne, I was able […]
“How do I know when God is speaking to me?” This is the question I find most students are asking when they first come to do a DTS. I totally get it. This is a concept that a lot of Christians still don’t quite understand, especially in the western world. I hear testimonies after testimonies […]