Kerygma is a ministry of ‘Youth With A Mission’, with a special focus on the Catholic world.
We have Christians from different traditions serving together on our teams to:
‘Youth With A Mission’ has eighteen Foundational Values which express the unique family characteristics of YWAM—our "DNA." You can read more about them here
In addition to these, Kerygma has 4 other values:
Kerygma DTS students
countries short-term missions
countries long-term work
of Catholics each year in partnership programs
Over the years we have had contact with many Catholic and Protestant Christians who, although not “officially” part of Kerygma, nevertheless strongly identify with our values and vision to see Catholic lay people trained and mobilized for effective Christian service, to see Good News of Jesus proclaimed to those who had never heard the Gospel and to see Catholic and other Christian believers working side-by-side in building the Kingdom of God. The Kerygma Network was created for people like these.
By joining the ‘Kerygma Network’ you will be able to attend all of our Kerygma gatherings and staff formation programs and will have access to our Kerygma resources and training materials.
Secondly, we in Kerygma will make every effort to remain in contact with you. In some cases, you could actually become our Kerygma representative in your area.
Thirdly, if you have received the necessary training, you will be able to staff – and in some cases run – some of our Kerygma programs.
Lastly, if you run a program which embraces Kerygma's values and at least part of our vision, we will advertise if for you – even if it isn’t a Kerygma program per se.
If you are interested in joining the Network or if you want more information about it, contact the Kerygma Rep nearest to you or write our international office at: [email protected] .
We also invite you to sign up for bimonthly 'Kerygma Network e-letter'. This is much more than a newsletter: In addition to updating you about recent developments in Kerygma and partnering groups around the world, we will provide you with tips about how to do this kind of work in your area, recommend books and other resource materials, provide you with teaching in printed, audio and video format, and inform you about on-site seminars and coaching opportunities to help equip you for working with Christians from other traditions.
I have had contact with Youth With A Mission over the years and have been personally involved with members of Kerygma for more than 20 years. Catholics here in Austria have greatly benefited from Kerygma's ministry and I endorse their efforts wholeheartedly. Cardinal Dr. Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna.
I have worked with Kerygma Australia for 15 years and have always been impacted with the genuineness of faith love and hope that all members have for revival and mission among Catholic Youth. I want to constantly encourage their outreach. Tom Hallas, Founders Circle, YWAM.
Kergyma offers the extraordinary opportunity for Catholics who have a heart for Christian unity to team up with other Christians in the great commission, to make Jesus Christ known and loved. My experience with Kergyma in Austria, Ireland, and India was deeply personally challenging, and equally rewarding. Carole Brown, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, U.S.A.
I deeply respect and am grateful for the ministry of Kerygma in South Asia. God has used it to build bridges of love and unity across very diverse expressions of the Body of Christ. Steve Cochrane, ‘Neighbors’, YWAM.
I did DTS many years ago now, in the year 2000. I really loved that it was ecumenical, I had only become a Catholic two years earlier and I was a little afraid of some other Christian groups, as I had some bad experiences, but coming to Kerygma helped me to understand other Christian denominations and it was wonderful to see their love for Jesus. Mother Mary Therese (Australia), Kerygma DTS student.
Kerygma Teams has given me the opportunity to learn valuable lessons I am still using today while working within a different denomination in New York. Bridge building and reconciliation are not only possible between Catholic & other Christian believers, but it is a key aspect to seek and cultivate in my/our personal walk with God if we really want His Kingdom to come and His will to be done here on earth. Gintare Varankeviciute (Lithuania), former Kerygma staff, YWAM New York
Kerygma is one of the cutting edge ministries, equipping Catholics to take their place in world missions. It is a blessing not only to the Catholic Church but to other expressions of the Christian faith as Kerygma facilitates unity within the Body of Christ. I highly recommend Kerygma for anyone who wants to grow in their personal faith, as well as receive God's heart and vision for a hurting world. Mac Carpenter, College of Counseling & Health Care, University of the Nations, YWAM
‘Kerygma’ in Pune has my full support in their work of evangelization & ecumenism. Bishop Thomas Dabre (Bishop, Diocese of Poona, India)
Kerygma for me has been an eye-opener into an unknown world. Especially coming from a Protestant background, it’s like knowing only half-truths and then you get to hear the other half. It’s been encouraging and a journey of revelations, when I was with them. Thea John (India), former Kerygma staff
Kerygma is to proclaim, announce or preach the good news to the poor, the blind and the captive. To fulfil a Commission so great takes courage, conviction and reconciliation. It will take all of us joining together with Catholics and other denominations worldwide as the body of Christ to fulfill the challenge on our lives. Aleck Cartwright, College of Communications, University of the Nations, YWAM.
The schools are excellent, and offer a very good formation for young people. I recommend them very strongly. Charles Whitehead (former head of ICCRS – International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services - in Rome)
We live in a delightful time when old boundaries between confessions and denominations are no longer hindering true Koinonia. ‘Kerygma’ have made a strong contribution in the creation of wider and deeper fellowship amongst all who confess the Name of Jesus Lynn Green, Founders Circle, YWAM.
Because of the Kerygma Teams DTS I learned to respect and love all my Christian brothers and sisters. I got to understand the importance of witnessing to the world that we can have unity in our relationships, like Jesus prays in John 17. Marleen Jansen (Holland), Kerygma DTS student.
The Kerygma DTS is a very valuable discipleship program for young Catholics, that meets a real need in Catholic youth work. I highly recommend Catholic young people to take part in a KTDTS that will change their life forever. Harm Ruiter (former Chairman of the Youth work of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in The Netherlands)
Kerygma is a bridge that helps believers from Catholic and other Christian churches who truly love Jesus and want to be his disciples to walk in relational unity. Kerygma helps us to focus on the essentials of the faith that unite us, to understand our differences and to work together for God's Kingdom while keeping true to the Word of God. Tim Svoboda, YWAM Int’l Cities Coordinator
Over 10 years ago God formed a foundation within me on a Kerygma DTS that I can watch him use and build upon since then! There he set a foundation stone within me, from which He led me into a freedom I never had before and into His will for my life!! Barbara Hribar (Austria), Kerygma DTS student.
Contact your nearest ‘Kerygma Rep.’ to find out about what's happening in your part of the world with:
• Training Programs
• Short-term Missions
• Opportunities for Volunteers
• Staffing Opportunities
• Partnership Projects
You can contact the Kerygma International office at [email protected]