Take your next step forward into leadership.

Advance is a 3 month leadership program focused on helping you take your next step forward in leadership.

Advance is a 12 week program designed to move you from where you are to where you want to be as a Christian leader. Advance is for anyone who knows they are called to a lifetime of serving God, whether it’s overseas or in your own backyard.

Part of Advance is focused on serving and reaching out to the needy such as the homeless, troubled youth, and single parents. Part of it is personal development oriented. During these times of personal development you will learn about foundational leadership topics.

Each week, a different speaker will train you on a different foundational topic.

Topics Could Include:

  • The Inner Journey of a Leader
  • Social Justice Issues
  • Youth Culture
  • Mobilization
  • Event Planning
After lecture phase there is an optional internship.

Advance will give you practical skills working as an intern with YWAM North Cascades, serving beside long-term staff. This might mean you will lead a small group, intercession times or evangelism on the streets of Bellingham. Advance is a time to learn more about who you are, your passions and gifting and to develop your skills in leading yourself and others.

You will have the option to either pioneer new efforts, partner with overseas YWAM ministries, or support local outreach opportunities such as:

  • 10/40 Window Church Planting
  • Local Refugee & Migrant Ministry
  • Human Trafficking
  • Disaster Relief
  • Homeless Ministry
  • Street Evangelism
  • Worship Leading

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Learn the basics about this program.

$3500 Total Cost

Covers everything: housing, food, and program costs.

Upcoming Dates

Starts: June 16th, 2022
Ends: September 9th, 2022

Optional Internship

$1000/Month. Length varies based on the internship you select.


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