YWAM Oxford is the hub for a number of related ministries throughout the South Island of New Zealand. Each ministry operates independently, while maintaining relationship with the campus. It is our desire that we mutually benefit one another and collectively support the work of God here in New Zealand. Have a look, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of the ministries in the YWAM South Island family!
YWAM Kaikōura’s heart is to connect with the town of Kaikōura and to bring God's light to international backpackers, with specific intent towards Israeli travellers. This ministry aims to show love to these travellers, and encourage them to be on a spiritual journey as they physically journey around New Zealand. YWAM Kaikōura supports the local church in community outreach, by hosting and connecting YWAM teams to serve the church, evangelize with backpackers, and volunteer in the community. We at YWAM Oxford send teams to support the Kaikōura ministry during the busy summer season in New Zealand (December to April).
Find out more about YWAM Kaikoura on their website.
The Prayer Collective Christchurch (PCC) is a missional community that aims to cultivate unity in the body of Christ through collective prayer and worship gatherings. PCC trains and mobilises intercessory teams, and partners with various churches and organisations in Christchurch to connect people to God in meaningful ways. In 2015, PCC birthed DEEP, a regular 24-hour citywide worship and prayer gathering. During the Easter season, the PCC team hosts the Prayer Tent at Southern Easter Camp, which is the South Island’s largest evangelistic outreach initiative. YWAM Oxford has been involved with many of these events over the years.
King’s Kids is all about having fun! Built on the DTS framework, kids get to know Jesus, develop a personal relationship with God, and learn from the Bible through team building, making new friends, dramas, dances, and games. At the end of a boot camp phase, the youth then go into an outreach phase where they perform the dances and dramas they have learned. This provides opportunity to share how the music is important to them, how God has answered prayer, and personal testimonies. These outreaches take place in parks, malls, children’s programmes, and rest homes. The kids experience God's direction as everything they have learned comes together, while they grow as a team, and as individuals in their own personal faith journey. YWAM Oxford has served as the home base for King's Kids, but the program operates throughout New Zealand.
Find out more about King’s Kids South Island on their website.