Darlene Cunningham speaks about giftings in the mission

As YWAM has grown over the years, it has developed as a family of ministries. Although we have a global network of leaders, we do not have a headquarters. Our decentralized structure gives room for leaders to emerge from many different cultures.

Each YWAM location is responsible for initiating their own ministries, organizing their own training programs, and doing their own fundraising. All YWAM locations are expected to uphold the purpose, beliefs and values of YWAM.

YWAM does have a senior leadership group called the Founders’ Circle that meets once a year. YWAM also has a leadership structure for the University of the Nations and leadership teams for global ministries such as Frontier Mission, and King’s Kids.