If you’re interested in going overseas long-term - whether to plant churches, address justice issues, or participate in compassion ministries - then the School of Missions (SOM) is for you.

We have helped many YWAMers go, stay, and be fruitful in locations in North Africa, the Middle East, and all over Asia! We will prepare you to work in justice, community development, or disciple-making (church-planting) ministries.

With more than 70 years of experience in cross-cultural and pioneering work, our team will help make you successful in missions!

This school is split into two phases, just like our other schools: Lecture and Outreach

The lecture portion of your school will last three months. From a multitude of experienced missionary teachers, you'll be equipped to more effectively learn languages, discover the world views of those you're called to reach, thrive in challenging locations, work with multi-cultural teams, and so much more.


After your outreach, you will have several amazing opportunities available to you:

- You can join a Vision 2020 team that's already begun pioneering overseas
- You can pioneer a brand new Vision 2020 location
- You can join other existing YWAM teams

We know that choosing to go to unreached peoples is a big deal, so we're going to take care of you throughout your commitment to following the Lord! Once on the field, you will get visits from experienced and dedicated YWAM Orlando staff; you'll also have a mentor that will walk with you through the potential challenges of living overseas.


Complete your classroom training in one year! Enroll in our June or January Discipleship Training School along with the Ekballo elective to further develop your walk with the Lord. Once you've done that, you can be part of the School of Ministry Development and then the School of Missions!

Option 1 Option 2
Discipleship Training School January June
School of Ministry Development June January
School of Missions September April


In one short year, you can be well on your way to living among unreached peoples, sharing the Gospel of Christ with those who have never heard it before!


SPRING : April 2 - June 22, 2018

FALL : September 27 - December 21, 2018

*Please note that these dates are only the Lecture Phase of the SOM*

SPRING : April 1 - June 21, 2019

FALL : September 26 - December 20, 2019

*Please note that these dates are only the Lecture Phase of the SOM*

Next Step

Discover exciting missions opportunities and how you can go to the people on God's heart!
Contact YWAM Orlando's Launch Team: