YWAM - Altensteig / Baden-Württemberg
History
In 1979, invited by pastor Hermann Riefle and confirmed through God`s guidance, a small team from YWAM Hurlach moved to Altensteig. The first DTS here was started under the leadership of Volker Embgen. As new staff joined, a School of Evangelism also became a part of the training programme. Meanwhile, the leadership changed, and Georg Schubert became the new leader. The creative abilities of the staff found their expression in different areas of performing arts. Evangelistic outreaches all over the country and seminars in the area of creativity were highly appreciated instruments for multiplication.
In 1987, the base experienced a crisis. During this time, many staff members left the base in Altensteig. Being encouraged by God, the staff of YWAM Altensteig were able to make a new beginning. Horst Koch became the new leader. After a time of reorientation, a wide spread activities were possible again. The base became debt-free and purchased a facility for staff accommodation. Two important bridges into the mission field were established as well as two Discipleship Training Schools with a definite focus on missions. One of the results of this is a Discipleship Training School programme still running in the Philippines. These schools provide an understanding of cross-cultural living between the local people and Germans. In many cases such a school was the stepping stone for students to enter into full-time missions abroad.
In the mid-90's, YWAM moved into an old factory building, and the work became more de-centralized. The different teams - Media Village and ArtLab (both working in the area of communication and design), King's Kids, the Panorama-team (Family Ministries) and a DTS team - worked separately and were unfortunately not close enough together. There was a process of reorganising at the end of the 90's under the leadership of Markus Egli. Every staff member working in some kind of Christian ministry was brought into one team called " Christian Ministry" (CM-Team)
This team is now working in the local community in different ways and ministers on a national as well as international basis.
Mission Statement
YWAM Altensteig is a fellowship belonging to the international missions organisation "Youth with a Mission" and is part of the umbrella organisation "Jugend mit einer Mission Deutschland e.V." Having a biblical Christian leadership, YWAM Altensteig offers its members holistic pastoral care and provides space for the expression of a creative spirituality which searches for new ways to express and demonstrate God's will in today's world. The heart of team life is the weekly staff meeting, as well as regular prayer and work meetings.
Contact:
Jugend mit einer Mission
Postfach 1154
D-72206 Altensteig
Phon: +497453-911-34
Fax: +497453-911-36
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Internet: www.altensteig.jmem.de

YWAM - Altensteig / Baden-Württemberg

History

We're working on the English translation - but believe me, it is a good history!

Contact:
Jugend mit einer Mission
Postfach 1154
D-72206 Altensteig
Phon: +497453-911-34
Fax: +497453-911-36
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.