In the 1980's a YWAM evangelist named David Pierce began setting his sights on the punk rockers in Amsterdam. A band called "No Longer Music" was formed and a ministry called "Steiger" (www.steiger.org) which spread it's wings, leaving the YWAM nest to form an international music and arts network reaching secular young people.

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In this update we’d like to feature a little-known treasure in our university arsenal…

The “School of Event Management” is a relatively new YWAM school that prepares you to champion the arts in significant ways. The SEM was pioneered by Julie Spence (Dean of the College of Arts & Sports) in 2003 at the YWAM Kona base in Hawaii. Since then it has been run two more times and is multiplying. Currently the SEM is being pioneered at the Lausanne, Switzerland base, and next year (January 2011) it will be launched at the Harpenden, UK base.

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The 2010 Winter Olympic games is being hosted here in Vancouver, Canada! As YWAM Vancouver we are hosting the Winter Olympics Outreach. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us in Vancouver to welcome the world to our city and to welcome all of you to our city "for such a time as this".

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In Kona Hawaii a team of innovators are pioneering a new concept in Performing Arts. It's called Center Stage. Traditionally students could be heavily involved in the studio for their Performing Arts schools and then have to be totally out of the studio during the Bible courses or worldview courses. Center Stage I, II offers both courses concurrently... 

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The desire to Create Content that Disciples the Nations is what is behind one of the newest adventures that YWAM is pioneering in Hollywood. YWAM DNA Studios in Hollywood.  DNA stands for Discipling the Nations through the Arts, and that is our vision - to have those in Arts, Entertainment & Media come together to create content that will disciple the nations with the truths of God!

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Once on stage the group looks as though they have been dancing together for years. Following their performance, they get excited over feedback that five people received Christ at the event. Communicating through dance and drama is what this small team called Up4TheTask – a Youth With A Mission performing arts ministry - loves to do.

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The Arts Ministry of YWAM Ituzaingo began in 2007. Our principal objective is: "To disciple and equip Christians artists and non Christians, imparting values and principles of the truth of God, through various artistic expressions."

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