We are a warm community at the gateway of the Arctic North, the land of Northern Lights, midnight sun and endless wilderness. Rovaniemi is the capital of Finnish Lapland, a university city and a point of contact for international visitors and a traditional, laid back Northern way of life. When the Lord calls, the world is open to us whether it’s the northern wilderness or mega cities across continents. We reach people all over the world from Northern Russia to Brazil and Asia. We train and send teams to love on people from different backgrounds with the love of God.

Our vision is to build God’s Kingdom in all spheres of society together with the local churches. We strongly believe that believers should have influence as examples in all professions. God has given us all unique gifts that we are to use to advance His Kingdom. We want to equip young people to go into all the world and share the love of Christ with their full potential. Our desire is to see young people from all nations finding their gifts and calling to serve the Lord.

We are a part of the YWAM global family of ministries.

YWAM Lapland’s Events and Courses

Mission Adventures // 25th June -4th July 2019

Would you like to make Jesus known in the North? In the summer of 2019, there will be a missions’ trip in the Arctic North. Young people from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia will come together to know God and make Him known.

We start with 4 days training in Borgen, Norway, where we will get to know each other, learn more about God and how to reach out to others. There will be activities, dance, drama, praising and lots of fun. Then we split into teams and travel to churches in Northern Norway, Northern Sweden and Northern Finland for 6 days.


When & where: Please arrive Rovaniemi, Finland on 24th June. We will head to Norway early on 25th June. We will be back in Rovaniemi latest on 5th July.

Price: 290 € (euros). It includes food, housing and travels during Mission Adventures. It does not include your passport, possible visas and you travels to and from Rovaniemi.

Age limits: Mission Adventures is aimed for youth from 13 years up. If you are over 18 years old, we are happy to have you as staff 🙂

Apply latest by: 11th June, lapland@ywam.fi or Mr. Eero Muotka +358407747677

Our address: YWAM Lapland, Suokorte 25, FIN-96190 Rovaniemi, Finland (this is where you should arrive first).

Cross Borders DTS 2019-2020

This school is called CrossBorders DTS because we cooperate with YWAM Norway, YWAM Sweden and YWAM Russia. Lecture phase will be held mainly in Rovaniemi but we will be crossing cultural, geographical and the state borders of our neighbouring countries during the lecture phase. Outreach locations are usually further abroad.

Lecture phase dates: Begins 30th August 2019

Outreach dates: Ends 1st March 2020

The Purpose of DTS in your life

– is to let you grow in your relationship with God and help you live out His word

– is to make you understand your calling clearer and discover your giftings

– is to give you a chance to go into missions and learn to share with others about your Christian faith

School Fees

– Lecture phase costs 2400€ (euros). It includes lodgings, food, teaching, teaching material and possible trips / outreaches during lecture phase. It does NOT include your passport, visas, traveller’s insurance, personal expenses or your travel to and from Rovaniemi.

– If you get accepted to the school, you are to pay 200€ (euros) registration fee in advance to insure your enrolment in the DTS. However, it will not be refunded in case you cancel your participation. The registration fee is included in the total lecture phase fee.

– Outreach fee is 2200€ – 2500€ (euros) depending on the location.

-We reserve all the rights for changes.

How to apply

You can start the application process by filling in and sending us an application form. There are brief questions concerning your life and Christian faith so that we can get to know you in the best possible way. As a part of the application, we would like to receive recommendations from 3 people who know you well (one of them should be your pastor or spiritual leader). Please ask them to fill in the recommendation forms. After you have submitted your application, you will receive an email with a link to a recommendation form.

Please be honest in your answers to these questions and do your best to give a truthful picture of yourself and your life. As we go through your application, your motivation for the DTS is a key factor. Please spend enough time prayerfully filling in the application and trust in God’s guidance. Give your references time, space and an opportunity to be completely honest. All applications will be processed confidentially.

After receiving your application and all 3 recommendations, we will go through them prayerfully and then be in contact with you.

Apply Now

Should you have any questions regarding the application process or the DTS, don’t hesitate to ask! Email us at lapland@ywam.fi Be blessed!

Meet our Staff

Pekka Puurunen
Pekka PuurunenNational Leadership Team
The Lamula Family
The Lamula FamilyAlice - Base Leadership & Sami - Base Staff
Eero Muotka
Eero MuotkaBase Leadership, DTS Leader
Contact Eero +358 40 7747 677
Päivi Piipponen
Päivi PiipponenBase Staff
Andrei Valui
Andrei ValuiBase Staff
Kati Nyyssölä
Kati NyyssöläBase Staff
Erik Colvin
Erik ColvinBase Staff

YWAM Lapland

Life after DTS?

After completing DTS in any YWAM Location, you can consider staying on staff. Is God calling you to Lapland? There is a committed YWAM Team in Rovaniemi. We organise DTS’s, camps, outreaches and cooperate with local churches. You might carry a ministry or a YWAM School that our city needs! Please contact us and fill out a Staff Application Form.

If have not done a DTS with YWAM but would still like to volunteer for some time, you are welcome! Please email us!

YWAM Lapland began in Rovaniemi in 1992. First, it was mainly King’s Kids Ministry. There were young YWAMer parents who wanted to disciple their children and bring the Gospel to their city. There were many kids and adults involved in the King’s Kids Ministry. They were serving both the local community and reaching out all the way to Northern Russia and Romania with skit-dramas, music and dance. YWAM Lapland has been organising various conferences and seminars, like Prayer Conferences, Arctic Explosion, Impact Tour and Highway Conferences. Many people were reached and touched by these events.

In 2006 we organised our first Cross Borders Discipleship Training School (DTS). We wanted to educate young people with the Word of God and send them to serve Him in all spheres of society and some even overseas as missionaries. As part of training, we took teams on outreaches to the Americas, Romania, Iceland and Russia. Nowadays, we have sent teams all over the world in places like Africa and Asia. We prayerfully seek the Lord’s guidance and He sends us to places where we are needed the most.

Since 2011 have a YWAM base at Suokorte street. Besides an annual DTS, we run a Bible Core Course, which is a 3-month Inductive Bible Study Method course.

We cooperate with local churches in organising seminars, for example. We want to challenge, influence and provide for local people to be salt and light in their communities.

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YWAM Lapland
Suokorte 25
96190 Rovaniemi

email: lapland(at)ywam.fi

Would you like to know more? Email: lapland@ywam.fi