January 31.- February 03. 2012




The main word we have got for this gathering is EXPAND.

As I was sitting in Mexico listening to Loren C at the GLF, Tove sent us an email suggesting we should use the word EXPAND in the promotion. That word was exactly the same as Loren was sharing with us one morning. We believe God has something prepared for us in that direction.

EXPAND: to increase in extent, number, volume, or scope.

EXPANDED HEART: to embrace the bigger picture and, arms linked, work together.

We realize that God has given YWAM in Northern Europe a season of growth.

Here are some of the new initiatives popping up around the region:

✦ RISK: short-term outreach to all European nations

✦ Capital Outreaches: pioneering in the capitals

✦ The "conception" of a new ship ministry for Northern Europe

✦ Latvia Outreaches

✦ Viking ship & GO fest & Olympics

✦ Jesus Manifestations

✦ Amazing growth in Mission Adventures

✦ Arctic conference in Reykjavik

Come join us in this strategic time as we seek God together, worshipping and waiting on Him, listening to Him share His heart for the region, while strategising and discussing how we can network and expand. Don’t worry, there will also be time to catch up with your friend over a latte in the cafe.

We have also invited Hans Henrik Lund, the leader of Kirkernes Integrations Tjeneste (Churches’ Integration Ministry) in Denmark to speak about the situation of the migrant churches in the region. We met him recently in Copenhagen and feel he has a word for us. We hope to also connect with Kona on Genesis.

On behalf of the Core Team,


When: January 31st, 2012, at 17.00 - February 3rd after 13.00 lunch
Elders meeting (30th at 13.00), Council meeting (30th at 17.00)

Where: YWAM Restenäs 239, 459 93 Ljungskile, Sweden

Price: Expand: 650 SEK (Elders or Council members: 700 SEK)
to be paid in SEK on arrival

Online Registration and travel information: HERE

Programme contact: coreteam(at)ywamne.org
Logistics contact: marianne.bye(at)ywamrestenas.se,
mobile: +46 (0)703740243

You're bursting with ideas, your story is captivating and you would like to put it in writing, but you are not sure how?

Join us in YWAM Restenäs, Sweden for a week-long seminar where you will learn how to write a compelling story as you identify and address the reader’s felt needs.  You will develop your story, learning how to tighten your focus and build dramatic engaging scenes. Learn principles, which work in any language you write in. Come and discover how you can serve God through being a writer.

This workshop is open to anyone, no previous experience with YWAM is needed, so please spread the word about it to your church, family or friends who maybe interested.

Janice Rogers led her first Authors Training School in YWAM in 1986. Since then she has trained hundreds of writers from more than 30 nations in writing schools and seminars. Janice has written and edited a number of books, including five with her brother, Loren Cunningham, the founder of YWAM.

"The writer's workshop was a valuable experience for budding authors as well as ordinary participants interested in improving their basic communication skills for newsletters or brochures. Having Janice Rogers share from her depth of experience as a writer whose books have been published worldwide was a tremendous opportunity for our community. I highly recommend attending the Writer's Workshop!"
--Warren Keapproth, Director YWAM Madison, Wisconsin

Please refer for more info at the YWAM Restenäs website.

The goal is, for as many as possible to move ourselves to one of our capitals, to work with existing work there or minister along with a church, or the pioneering YWAM team.

Why not have the whole base pick a city and go off to evangelizing on the streets, or to have a YWAM school move their classes to a capital in NE and have their classes in the morning and go out ministering and praying in the afternoons? Why not?

We believe it takes a region to take a capital. And we will try as a region to see as many bases and schools as possible to go out and minister in capitals for a week.

Two Regions Gathering - Northern and Eastern Europe

07.-09.03 Moscow

Focus: Partnering and Pioneering in the Eastern and Northern Regions
We are searching a group of leaders who have a desire to create something new; to partner and pioneer across the old borders between East and West. There is no iron curtain any longer, but there is a vacuum of trust. As YWAM we have gained some experience, but are we ready to pioneer again - in a new season?

This event is by invitation only!
More info: mail to terjek (at) mac.com

We had a great kickoff in Copenhagen in November 2011 with Eye on Copenhagen. Listening to what God has done in the past, seeing what God is doing now, networking and seeking God for the future.

If you are interested in more info, you can check out the YWAM Copenhagen Network Facebook page or contact the Core team for Northern Europe by sending an e-mail to coreteam (a) ywamne.org

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