YWAM Helsinki

YWAM Helsinki is a community of passionate Jesus-lovers committed to know God and make Him known. Our mission is to ‘Transform society- Reach the Nations’. Our hearts burn for sharing the gospel, spreading the kingdom of God and discipling youth. YWAM Helsinki is a base still being pioneered join us and let’s build it together!

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YWAM Helsinki Schools & Events

Support our young people’s mission trip to Brazil by enjoying a delicious brunch!
Come and enjoy and slow morning with delectable foods. We will have a variety of international dishes both sweet and salty. You can also bring your children along to brunch as we will have a kids corner reserved for them.
YWAM Helsinki Discipleship Training School Students will organize this brunch on Saturday 6.10 and 3.11 from 10-14
Place: Apollonkatu 5 B 37
Price: 15€ Adults, 5€ children (under 10yrs)
All profits will go directly towards funding the outreach!

He’s back! Dave will be back in Finland again to teach in our DTS this fall and you’re invited to join in on the class as a student for this open week of teachings! It’s going to be an amazing time of equipping the saints for how to resist the enemy and fight God’s battles!

Dates: November 5th-9th, 2018
Time: Mon-Fri 9:30-13:30
Price: 150e – lunch & coffee break included
(100e without food)
Where: YWAM Helsinki Base – Apollonkatu 5 B 37
(name, age, home church, price package, food allergies)

Unfortunately we are not able to provide accommodation at this time.

Dave Bryan and his wife Cheryl have pastored the Church of Glad Tidings in Yuba City, California for the past 17 years. Dave is the author of Isaiah 61 Deliverance and Spiritual Warfare seminar and curriculum, and has taught leadership, church government, and spiritual warfare seminars through-out the world. Dave and Cheryl are the ministry team leaders and the Founders of The Embassy of Heaven, a School of Leadership development and a School of World Missions.

YWAM Nights // DTS Open Nights

This fall YWAM Helsinki’s DTS (Discipleship Training School) will start and with it we will be hosting some exciting and possibly life changing evenings! Men and women from around the world will be coming to teach us on a variety of themes and topics. During the evening we will be spending time together in God’s presence worshiping and listening to their teaching. Afterwards we will have a chill coffee fellowship where we can get to know one another. The event is bilingual, open to all, and free. There will also be a possibility to donate to the work in YWAM Helsinki. Welcome!

Dates, Topics, & Teachers:
12.9 Character & Nature of God – Norberto Nunez
19.9 Overview of the Bible – *No name for security reasons*
3.10 Identity in Christ – Sanna Luodes
10.10 Holy Spirit – Gord Whyte
24.10 Biblical Worldview – Don Stephens
31.10 Inner Healing – YWAM Urban Key London
7.11 Spiritual Warfare – Dave Bryan
14.11 Cross Cultural Missions – *No name for security reasons*

Place: Kristuskyrkan, Apollonkatu 5
Time: 6pm-8pm (18-20)

Check out our YWAM Nights Facebook for the latest info and weekly information about the topic!

REACH DTS /// September 2018 – February 2019


“From our neighbors to the nations, REACHing the world with the Gospel of Christ!”


REACH DTS – REACH Discipleship Training School is an intensive training program for young adults made up of two parts: the lecture phase in the beautiful city of Helsinki, and an outreach abroad. The school’s name is REACH, which stands for reaching the unreached, our strong emphasis is on evangelizing and reaching people to Christ.  We want to know God and make him known as we equip you to REACH others with the Gospel.

During the 12 week lecture phase, we will focus on knowing God, His world, and our place in it. We will be hearing from different teachers each week from both Finland & Abroad. We at YWAM value teachers who do first then teach, in other words they walk the walk before they talk the talk. The teaching will be intensive, challenging, as well as Holy Spirit led. In addition to the lectures, we will also be learning from community living, small groups, homework assignments, mentoring times, worship & intercession, weekly outreaches, and practical work duties. Our mornings start with our personal quality time with God, followed by prayer & worship. ,

(NOTE: All teaching will be either conducted or translated into both Finnish & English)

Our afternoons will also be spent together in study sessions, small groups, mentoring times, local outreaches, practical work duties, etc…

After our time in the classroom is over, we will head off on our outreachwhich will focus on making God known by applying what we’ve learned in the classroom through an intense, 8 week cross-cultural mission trip. During the outreach you will get to see and experience what missions work looks as you serve and share the Gospel while ministering with your team.

Truly this will be a hands-on, full-time, and life-changing 5 months!


REACH DTS is best suited for young adults who want to join a community of believers passionate about knowing and going deeper with Jesus and whose desire is to REACH those around them with the news of what he’s done! This school is for the dreamers, the risk-takers, the adventurers, and those who are determined to seek and find what it is in life that they’re REACHing for. We  want YOU who want to learn to REACH not only this city, but also the world with the Gospel of Christ!

Not from around here? No problem! Attending our course is possible with only a 90-day Schengen Tourist visa*

*varies by country you can find more information here:

If you’re ready to commit this time to the Lord, join us at Youth With A Mission “To know God and make Him known!”


REACH DTS begins in Helsinki on September 2nd 2018 and ends February 2nd 2019.

Location: Apollonkatu 5 B 37, 00100 Helsinki

Outreach Location(s): To be announced


– Registration Fee: 200€ – You pay this AFTER being accepted. This fee is non-refundable, but is counted towards the lecture phase payment.

– Lecture Phase Cost: 2500€ Includes housing, food, mini-outreach in Finland, travel within Finland, and of course the teaching. Lecture phase must be paid in full by the end of September 2017

– Outreach Cost 2500€ Includes flights, accommodation, food, insurance and transportation in the country/s of destination. This does not include possible visas, medications, vaccinations, or spending money. Outreach must be paid in full by the end of October 2018

All in all, DTS costs amount to approximately 1000€ per month or approximately 5000€ for the entire school including both lecture & outreach expenses.

All students coming from abroad are required to pay the registration fee and lecture phase in full before any assistance can be given in acquiring a tourist visa.


For more information or if you have any questions ask us by emailing:

Get to Know the Team

Amy Manninen
Amy ManninenBase Coordinator, DTS Leader
Born in Maryland, grew up on Sanibel Island, Florida, living in Finland since 2011, did her DTS in 2013 and SOPL in 2015, and has been working with YWAM Helsinki since 2014. Amy enjoys journeying together with seekers towards God’s intended design for each of us as individuals. She is fascinated by peoples’ stories, and longs to build deep and meaningful relationships. She explores creativity in both music and arts, whether inside or outside church walls. It is her joy to open her home to serve both friends & visitors, while making space for God encounters.  She loves 1 God, 1 man, and 1 nation: Jesus, Niki, & Finland. 
Niki Manninen
Niki ManninenBase Coordinator, DTS Leader
Born and raised in Jyväskylä, Finland, Niki did his DTS in 2013 & BCC in 2014, and has been working with YWAM Helsinki since 2015. Niki was radically saved in 2011 when he personally  experienced the transformational power of the Gospel. Niki’s passion is to tell people about Jesus and see the Gospel’s power radically changing people’s lives all over the world, whether that happens in a store, at the gym, or on the streets of Helsinki. Niki jumps at the opportunity to give testimony, encourage, or teach all that God has put on his heart. He loves to work together with his wife Amy, and they are both excited to jump into new adventures with God! 
Base Staff
Sanna (Finland) & Beto (Argentina) have been working with YWAM in Argentina for nearly 15yrs and have just moved back to Finland spring of 2018 with their two children Ezekiel and Miika. They have been pioneering several new YWAM bases in Argentina, have a heart for missions, and are skilled in teaching, counseling, and worship.
Aram Sanjary
Aram SanjaryDTS Staff
Aram is from Iran and did his DTS in Helsinki in 2017 after becoming a believer in 2016 when his family came to Finland as refugees. He is passionate about seeing God’s love transform people’s lives and about seeing the Muslim community reached with the Gospel. Aram loves to worship, play billards, drink coffee, and hang out and fellowship with friends.
Joonas Leskinen
Joonas LeskinenDTS Staff
Jonttu did his DTS with his wife Jasmina “Jassu” in Rovaniemi, Finland in 2015. He has been involved in staffing and leading outreach in mini-DTS, a month long DTS program for teenagers for the past two summers. He is hungry for God and is passionate about sharing Jesus with those around him and has been on Outreach in places such as Brazil, Philippines, & Latvia. Jonttu likes eating out with friends, going longboarding, and relaxing in the sauna.

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