About Us

Our Story

YWAM International

It all started with a late-night vision to a 20-year-old Loren in 1956 about young people from all around the world going out as missionaries, something totally unthinkable at that time. In 1960 Youth With A Mission is officially established. Two years later Loren Cunningham married Darlene Scratch and together they are viewed as co-founders of YWAM today.

YWAM Linköping

During their DTS (Discipleship Training School) in Cartagena, Colombia, Anders and Sara Carlsson got a clear calling from God to go back to Sweden and pioneer a YWAM-base in Linköping. After some time of preparation the base officially started in the fall of 2008 and Anders and Sara Carlsson have been the base leaders ever since.

We are part of something bigger…


Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is an international movement of Christians dedicated to know God and to make Him known. The organization began in the 1960s as an way to get young people involved in missions, we still do that today and we are involved in every kind of outreach and every kind of ministry that you can imagine. YWAMs many ministries fit into three main categories: evangelism, training, and mercy ministry. YWAM has an place for everyone!


The University of the Nations (UofN) was born out of Youth With A Mission to educate and equip men and women spiritually, culturally, intellectually, and professionally to communicate and demonstrate the Good News in all nations. With 30 different degrees offered, achieving an associates, bachelor’s, or master’s degree, the University of the Nations is truly a remarkable opportunity for any Christian student.


As YWAM Linköping, our vision is to see the presence of God release identity and destiny over both individuals and nations. We want to see a transformed Sweden and a transformed world!

Our mission, in order to see that happen, is to:
- lead people to Jesus and gather them in groups
- disciple people
- be a platform for new initiatives in different areas of society and parts of the world
- influence people and areas of society with God´s principles.

We want to be a community of people from different cultures and nations coming together as one family to live in a high flow of people, services and new initiatives, without compromising with the principles of God.
Our desire is to worship God with everything we do.

Our House

In 2011 God opened the way for us to move from an office building to the old customs house, which is a historical brick house from the 19th century, beautifully located just in front of the channel and close to the train station.

It was an exciting process that followed before everything stood fast, but something that is even more exciting is God’s plans for this house! A place for many ideas and possibilities.

Our prayer is that this will be a house that shines like a lighthouse in the city with His presence.