Converge is a missions mobilization platform
Converge is a YWAM initiative supported by a Youth With A Mission team in Ocean City, New Jersey. Like any YWAM ministry location, YWAM Ocean City offers local and international training and outreach opportunities. However, the Converge platform is a global missions mobilization placement program for anyone. You do not need to join Youth With A Mission to participate on a Converge internship.
Made with world-changers in mind
Converge is for students and emerging leaders actively searching for an internship or volunteer service assignment. It is an online platform where students can apply for international and community service, and receive theological training, fundraising support, and mentorship to prepare them to make the most of their experience. It provides the student volunteer freedom to choose HOW to serve a project based on skill-set and individual calling. Converge supports the student and host through the entire experience.
Unlike any other international missions trip site, Converge is:
- A comprehensive list of high-impact internships hosted by YWAM endorsed organizations. (And it's free to host organizations.)
- An online course that provides a solid theological foundation for cross-cultural ministry and community service broken into easily consumable 2 to 6-minute video segments. (Accepted students pay only $25USD to enroll in course.)
- A public facing Student Profile campaign page for students to recruit ministry partners, communicate their needs and ultimately meet their fundraising goals through a free social donor management system. (Host organizations also receive public page and dashboard to manage interns.)
- A mentorship requirement that directs students to find a caring coach that can guide and advocate for them through the preparation stage, raise needed funds, develop a vision for serving, and celebrate milestones together.
- A YWAM initiative offering students an opportunity to make a unique contribution based on their skill set and individual calling. It combines YWAM values and international network with online training and practical service in a global community.