About Us

Our vision and passion is that every child and young person in the South West would encounter Jesus, know him, and make a choice to live for more.

What We Do

As we work and pray towards this vision, our main strategy is to place trainee children and youth workers with churches, local ministries and schoolswork projects throughout the region. We also resource local churches with training events, residentials and leadership development opportunities for young people. 

SWYM work with local partners to put positive Christian role models wherever children and young people are. We want to reach out to those who don’t know Jesus and share the love of God with them. We also want to see young people become Christians and then encourage them to be a shining light where they are.

We now also offer opportunities to engage in missional leadership in settings around the South West for those with a heart for community transformation. We are excited about seeing how we might resource local churches to reach out to their community in new ways.

We have a great team based across the region, but we need many more people to join us in our mission to the people of the South West.

SWYM Trainees across the region

Schools our trainees are working with

Young people being mentored

People taking significant steps with Jesus

SWYM’s culture is a wonderful blend of community, humility and excellence. They are Christ-centred, missionally-focused and brilliantly led! They do a fantastic job of investing in youth and children’s ministry leaders, and the churches in the region are all the better for it.

Tim Alford

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