Welcome to

YWAM Santa Cruz


Hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and catch the call to mission.


Use your unique gifts, abilities and resources to equip others in sharing the love of Christ both locally and globally.


Join in God’s story of redemption by discovering where He is calling you to proclaim the good news and GO!

YWAM Santa Cruz

About Us

Santa Cruz is a beautiful coastal city with a rich history. Its natural beauty includes sandy beaches and ancient redwood forests, attracting thousands of tourists every year. Surfers, skaters, nature enthusiasts and seekers of almost every kind are part of Santa Cruz’s unique makeup.

For decades Santa Cruz has drawn young people and those searching for truth. As a result, thousands of people have come to know Jesus there. Over several generations God has used the local church to raise up and send out missionaries and world changers from its shores.

YWAM is excited to be a part of that continued work. We are now in the beginning stages of establishing a new training location focused on evangelism, discipleship and Biblical studies. Are you passionate about evangelism, discipleship and knowing God through His Word? Do you have a heart for surfers, skaters, or the unhoused? We are in need of staff to join our pioneering team.

Discipleship Training School (DTS)

Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a 6 month intensive program designed to help students grow in their relationships with the living God, and teach them how to demonstrate His love to the world.

Experience a DTS

Lecture & Outreach Phase

Lecture phase:
Students spend 12 weeks focused on personal growth through weekly teachings, small groups, one on one mentorship, times of worship and intercession and local outreaches. Teaching topics include; Hearing God’s Voice, Character and Nature of God, Inductive Bible Study, Spiritual Warfare and many more.

Outreach phase:
Jesus said “go make disciples of all nations”. Outreach is an opportunity for students to demonstrate the love of Christ in action. Students travel together in teams to a strategic location to partner with local works and impact the world with Christ’s love.

DTS is a season like no other.

Lifelong friendships are forged, community is cultivated and passions are ignited as individuals discover their unique purpose and calling in God’s global family. Plus it is a whole lot of fun along the way.

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