About our Training

YWAM (pronounced why-wham­­­­) is a diverse global Christian youth focused movement from many nations, backgrounds, ages, and cultures; sharing their faith through meeting practical, spiritual and physical needs, offering training in more than 800 courses and seminars, in 96 languages, for service in all spheres of society.

YWAM is a not-for-profit charitable voluntary movement that has been operating for over 50 years. YWAM currently operates in over 1400 locations in 200 countries with more than 20,000 staff.

YWAM offers a variety of training options for young and young-at-heart to serve globally. YWAM training will take you into different cultures; you’ll meet new people from all over the world and develop friendships that last a lifetime. AA, BA and MA degrees are offered through the University of the Nations. Our facility at Port YWAM Kona is one mile from the UofN Kona campus. We collaborate together to create unique training opportunities. Here is a link to the UofN Kona campus website:

Disclaimer: YWAM Ships Kona is an independent and separate 501c3 organization from the University of the Nations, Kona Inc. These two entities are independent and separate in all aspects, legally, financially and operationally.

Our courses range from $4295 to $5,100 for the lecture phase. Outreaches are priced separately typically ranging from $3,000 – $5,000. Email us for details at

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Step 1- Entry Level Training


Discipleship Training Schools are offered every January, April, July and September. For more details, click the link below.

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Step 2- Second Level Training

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Navigation School – Every September
Bible Core Course – Every April and September
Introduction to Primary Health Care – To Be Announced
Orientation to Medical Missions – Every July
Spiritual Leadership and Ministry Development Seminar – Every July

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