Mar. 2022 Update

Mar. 2022 Update

March 15th, 2022 | Vol. 3 No. 3

SCHOOLS & TRAINING

C&C Seminar Returns

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At the beginning of this month, we had the honor of hosting the second Create & Communicate Seminar. We had 11 attendees from around the world join us for a 1-week deep dive into using video as a powerful communications tool. Renowned teacher Joseph Avakian spoke on the principles of effective and innovative communication.

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C&C attendees hard at work during one of the workshops.

Accompanying the highly impactful teaching students went through a series of hands-on workshops to sharpen their video creation skills led by our communications staff. This combination proved quite successful and by the end of the week, each participant had created both a communications strategy and a finished video project. This was an amazing opportunity for our ministry to help other locations and ministries improve their communications by sharing what we have learned over the years. We look forward to continuing to offer more communications and media training in the future, stay tuned.


Testimony from the C&C Seminar

"Going into the C&C Seminar, I was expecting to learn how to communicate my creative expression in the best possible way. I also wanted to learn more about video. I didn’t know much about video and video editing going into the week, but the seminar provided me with the tools to do all of this in such a short amount of time. I can truly say I’ve left having learned a lot.
As amazing as the week was, I think the most impactful part for me was the lectures. I realized that I had come into the seminar with preconceived thoughts and ideas about creativity and communication that was challenged by our speaker Joseph. My thoughts were heavily provoked, and I feel a new motivation to create WITH God.
I’ll be able to go into my ministry with a fresh mindset of creativity and how to communicate it in the best possible way to my generation."

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- George Shockley, USA
C&C Seminar Attendee


OUTREACH

Window into Local Outreach

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One of the ongoing aspects of our campus life and ministry is local outreach. Once a week, our community piles into cars, vans, and buses and goes down into the heart of our city. From there we engage in many ministry formats including worship, intercession, evangelism, photography ministry, and food distribution. This time is an amazing outlet to make a tangible impact in our city. Lausanne is very international and each week we encounter people from all across the globe. Getting to share God's love with the people we encounter and encourage them is a highlight of our week. It is truly remarkable to see the ways God works through us when we make ourselves intentionally available to Him. The Lord is at work on the streets of our city and we are actively engaged in seeing these purposes fulfilled.

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FORGING THE FUTURE

Growth in the Area Worship

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One of the exciting new areas of expansion in our ministry and community is worship. We love to spend time praising and glorifying the King of Kings. Prior to the campus expansion, we lacked any kind of permanent and dedicated space for the practice and production of music. However, with the new space has come the opportunity to finally have a set space just for this. Our music studio is a space set up for worship sessions, practices, and even production/recording. The room is acoustically treated, making anything audio-related much easier to work with. We see this as a key part of the inheritance and plan God has for us as a ministry and look forward to engaging much more with the auditory arts as time goes on.

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Alongside the development of the studio, we are also looking to equip and train more people who have a passion for this area with our School of Worship this summer. This is very exciting to see on many levels but especially because all of this is made possible directly by the tremendous blessing of the campus expansion. Much more to come!

Feb. 2022 Update

Feb. 2022 Update

Feb. 15th, 2022 | Vol. 3 No. 2

SCHOOLS & TRAINING

DBS: Innovation & Transformation

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YWAM Lausanne as a ministry has a deep connection to Bible teaching. As a community, we cherish and foster a deep love for the word of God. In conjunction with this, we are deeply passionate about innovation in education. These two aspects overlap with our Discipleship Bible School (DBS).

When we ran this course for the very first time in 2020, we couldn't have anticipated the overwhelmingly positive response and transformation we saw in the students. Since then we have had the privilege to run many more of these incredible schools, which spark amazing hunger for the word of God in the lives of young people. DBS is designed specifically to be a sequel to DTS and presents a very personal application-focused method of Bible study. In just 3 months, students read through every book of the Bible together in small groups while also hearing from speakers about the history, context, and background of the scriptures.

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DBS creates an approachable way for anyone to encounter and be transformed by the living word of God. This program has quickly become one of the key programs we run many times throughout the year. Our campus also became the first location in the world to offer this course in bilingual English & Korean. We are excited to continue to offer this incredible course and see the lives of many many more students impacted through its innovative approach to studying the Bible.


OUTREACH

DTS Togo Team Completes Fruitful Outreach

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Our Togo DTS outreach team has wrapped up a very fruitful outreach. While in lecture phase, they pressed in and prayed over Togo. They received the words "Hope," "Restoration," and "Life." These words have become a wonderful focus for the outreach. The team has been working with a local YWAM base in Noepe. They have engaged in door-to-door, children, and church ministries; all of which have been very fruitful. They have seen a number of locals come to know the Lord, encouraged the local church, and been able to practically bless people who are struggling with food bags. We are so thankful for this amazing team and the heart they have found for the nation of Togo. They have also built good relationships with the staff at the base over the holidays and have been able to support and strengthen the base. Teaching English, helping on the base's farm, painting, and assisting with other practical ministries are just a few of the many ways they have been able to aid the amazing work of YWAM Noepe.

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Testimony from Team Togo

"Our time on outreach so far has been filled with many testimonies of God’s work in Togo, but I think one aspect that has really stood out to me throughout our ministry is the powerful and protective hand of God over our team. Despite the challenges we have faced and the attempts of the enemy, God has continually been revealing to me, as well as the rest of our team, that He truly is Lord over everything in Heaven and on Earth. So as we have continued to fix our eyes on Him and seek His face for this outreach, I have seen that He will not only protect us, but also do great things through our team. Psalm 33:20-22"

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- Liam Schilke, Canada
DTS Student


FORGING THE FUTURE

A Whole Year of Outreaches

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A huge priority for our ministry is outreach. We send out numerous outreach teams every year from our schools and courses. Alongside this, we also have had a number of other outreach initiatives such as Regeneration and North Africa Outreach. Moving into 2022, we are excited to announce a big expansion along this front. This also includes an open invitation and a number of opportunities for you to get involved! 


NAO & R3

North Africa Outreaches

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First, we are doing not one, not two, but three North Africa Outreaches this year! These month-long outreaches take place around our community development center in North Africa. Participants get involved in a number of amazing ministries such as teaching workshops and basic skills to refugees and displaced people, sharing and encouraging existing Christian communities, reaching out and building relationships with locals, and aiding our long-term team. There is the opportunity to come for either the first two weeks, the second two weeks, or join for the entire month. The outreaches will take place over the months of April, August, and October. We invite you to consider joining us for these exciting opportunities. More information can be found here.


REGEN

Regeneration Returns for 2022

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Another exciting opportunity we have coming up this summer is Regeneration, a two-week outreach at the famous Montreux Music Festival. For the last 2 years, this outreach was put on hold because of the pandemic, but we are overjoyed to bring it roaring back! Regeneration is all about reaching people through arts and relationships. Christian artists and performers from around the world join us to share the gospel in a wide array of creative and inspiring ways. We have many different expressions of hospitality, conversational, and creative evangelism for you to jump into! People from across the globe congregate in Montreux for the music festival giving us an amazing context to evangelize, encourage, and minister to the attendees. This outreach is all open to our alumni and friends of our ministry. We would love to have you join us for this amazing, truly one-of-a-kind outreach from July 3rd thru 16th. For more information about Regeneration, email [email protected]