Photography builds relationship.  On outreach trips our camera can be a bridge rather than a barrier to making friends with utter strangers.  Even without language skills photographers are communicating that we care about people and are interested in them.  Photography is a non-verbal conduit for His joy, love and acceptance.  Digital cameras with their LCD screens draw crowds of curious on lookers many wanting to be next.

At the same time photography raises awareness of issues in our world where we need to pay attention. It is a record of history and a record of what we want our world to look like.  Photographers have a special assignment to communicate God’s sense of justice. 

Besides all that – photography captures the beauty of creation  -  light reflecting, creating color and shadows.  What better way to describe God to our unbelieving friends?   

UofN has many opportunities to use photograph as well as schools and seminars to teach you to improve your camera skills and your creative eye.  Check it out. 

The incredible images that appear on this page have been provided by Jan Schlegel. To find out more about his ministry click here.

New Music Ministry and Music & Worship DTS in Australia

YWAM Music Toowoomba is passionate about discipling, equipping, empowering and releasing musicians, bands, individuals and teams into their God given callings. Our dream, is unleashing yours..

For years we have carried a vision in our hearts of establishing a community of artists and support staff who are passionate about Jesus and want to use their gifts to bring His Kingdom to all people.  While visiting Toowoomba in 2010 to serve with 'Easterfest' - God spoke very clearly that we were to establish a YWAM base in Toowoomba. In the early months of 2011 we were sent out from YWAM Brisbane to pioneer what is now YWAM Australia's youngest base Toowoomba is Australia's second largest inland city. Perched on top of 'The Great Dividing Range', Toowoomba is located 120km west of Brisbane. Known as the 'Garden City' and home to Australia's largest Christian Music festival, 'Easterfest', Toowoomba services a large region stretching from the Lockyer Valley to the rich farm lands of the Darling Downs. It is the Education Hub of the Darling Downs region and blessed with many wonderful Churches who enjoy a strong bond of unity, working together to reach the lost and helping those in need.


What's in your hand?

God asks us to just use what He has given us to make an impact in our world.  Sometimes that ‘thing that is in our hand’ is a very simple thing – something that we have used as part of life for years.  What happens when we turn that everyday item – the camera – into a tool to reach people with good news about God’s love for them?