Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.
Psalm 139:4
Leadership Development Course



Location: Cebu, Philippines
Dates: 19 April – 29 May 2015
Cost: Please contact us at
Language: English
Course Requirements: DTS graduate, a minimum of 4 years of leadership experience, and fluency in the English Language.

LDC Overview

“The disciples had 40 days of preparation for the start of their ministry after Jesus ascended and before the Holy Spirit was poured out at Pentecost. I think that 40 days is a good time for leaders to come away to reflect, receive input and get prepared for the next season of their leadership. So the Leadership Development Course (LDC) was launched – a 40 day (six week) residential course for leaders of at least four to five years experience.”

– Stephen Mayers,LDC co-founder

During the course of the LDC, we will experience and examine seven aspects of leadership:

  1. Self Leadership: leading with integrity
  2. Servant Leadership: leading to develop others
  3. Shared Leadership: leading as a team
  4. Strategic Leadership: planning with the end in mind
  5. Spiritual Leadership: living by the Spirit and leading out of a passion for God
  6. Structural Leadership: structuring and implementing vision
  7. Sensorial Leadership: generating a creative environment for maximum growth


Each week in the LDC is dedicated to a specific theme (or themes), and these goals are presented, processed, exercised, and evaluated through a variety of means including teaching times, peer mentoring groups, small groups, spiritual leadership workshops, one-on-one discussion with a staff member, intercession times, personal ministry times, creative journaling, and worship. Following is a general overview of each of the weekly themes:

Week 1: Understanding Yourself and Others – How to value each individual’s unique personality and giftings
Week 2: The Time Line of a Leader – The steps and processes by which God develops a leader.
Week 3: Developing Mentoring Relationships based on Jesus’ model – The how to and importance of building others up and releasing them into God’s purposes for their lives
Week 4: Inner Healing and Freedom – How to find freedom for ourselves and lead others into it by being honest with God and responding to the Spirit
Week 5: Values and Goals/Team Leadership – How to organize your personal life and utilize team leadership for maximum effectiveness in ministry
Week 6: Different Leadership Styles/Electives – Examining different leadership styles, and the opportunity to break into smaller groups for further discussion on topics of interest to you

The LDC is intended to be a time where we can inspire, encourage, equip, heal, and grow in our calling as leaders. It is not intended to be just a school, but a living experience. It’s not complete without you, and we warmly invite you to join with us for this season of renewal in the arms of the Father, following the example of Jesus, and led by authority of the Spirit.

The LDC is an accredited course with the YWAM University of the Nations and has been conducted in many locations around the world since 1994.

For those who would like to apply please fill out the forms below and send them back to

LDC Philippines Application 2015
Leader’s Reference Form 2015

Cebu DTS (October 2014)

YWAM Cebu invites YOU to come on an adventure of a lifetime in knowing God and making him known in the communities and nations around us.

For those who are interested to apply please visit for application forms or email us at for more information.


Worship DTS (October 2014)

School of Worship

YWAM Davao will launch another DTS this year. A worship focused DTS that envisions to see this generation passionately worshipping God and rising up in intimacy, purity and influence through a lifestyle of worship. All this in order to bless the heart of God and bring an impact to the Philippines and the nations of the earth.

We desire to see this generation trained, discipled and released in their giftings to bless the nations!

If you are interested you can visit our website: or email

One Thing Conference Philippines 2014


Be part of the biggest Young Adults conference this May 2014!

OneThing Philippines calls out this generation to set their hearts to ONE PASSION, ONE PURPOSE & ONE PURSUIT. To respond to God’s call, find their destiny, impact nations and set the captives free.


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Topics Include:

  • The  importance of prayer for our nation
  • Standing against sex trafficking of women and children
  • Getting involved in missions



  • Pastor Daniel Lim, CEO of the Intl. House of Prayer, Kansas City, USA
  • Pastor Herman Martir, President, Emerging Leaders International
  • Pastor Jerome Ocampo, Founder, Jesus Revolution Now
  • Shawn Maragni, Founder, Cebu House of Prayer
  • Peter Raddatz, YWAM Frontier Missions
  • Andrey Sawchenko, National Director, International Justice Missions- Philippines


Join us on May 22, 23 & 24 at the Convention Hall of JCentre Mall, Mandaue City.

Register at these outlets, OMF Lit Bookshops, Cebu House of Prayer, Philippine Christian Bookstore, CLC Bookshop and Philippine Bible Society, or call 253-1525 or text 09322018437.


A Look at what YWAM Family Ministries Philippines is doing in the Country

Tom demonstrating spinal immobilisation in the seminar.

YWAM Family Ministries has been functioning here in the Philippines for a number of years. Their focus has been to strengthen the Godly foundations of marriage and family. Currently they are conducting a Marriage Enrichment Workshop (MEW) and a Relationship Enrichment by Applying Preventive Principles (REAPP) Facilitator’s Training. They successfully completed the first batch last March in YWAM Balut and will have another batch this July in YWAM Cebu.

Their desire is that these workshops will encourage a deeper relationship between husbands and wives. In turn, the couples would gain a passion and confidence in establishing family ministries in their own localities.

Their prayer is that the positive changes in the participant’s lives will have a lasting impact on the base or training center they are part of, and the community in which they minister to.

Their goal of creating long term family ministry programs and partnerships with different sectors of society is part of the vision they are striving to accomplish with God’s help.

Douglas Sharpe national chairman of YWAM Philippines says, ” I am passionate about seeing family ministries spreading throughout the nation, strengthening marriages and ministering health and healing to families in crisis. I believe the most effective way to see this happen is for the family ministries to go mobile with localized training in areas of need as well as multiplying the ministry by equipping others. The foundation for effective ministry is healthy families and the more we can encourage and see this ministry spread throughout YWAM Philippines the greater our impact for missions. Let’s do our best to pray for and support Family Ministries Philippines in our locations so that together we can see long term, lasting results and a multiplication of trained workers. May all the families on earth be truly blessed.”

To know more about YWAM Family Ministries International, visit their website


Off to Singapore for Disaster Response Training!

Tom demonstrating spinal immobilisation in the seminar.

Tom demonstrating spinal immobilisation in the seminar.

Tom demonstrating spinal immobilisation in the seminar.

Sunday, January 26, Mitch Metzger from YWAM Antipolo Training Center and Tom Maxwell from YWAM Baguio Training Center traveled to YWAM Singapore to attend training with Rescue and Relief International. This four-day initial training opens the door for deployment with RRI in the future. Additionally, their intention is to bring what they learned back and develop disaster response teams within YWAM Philippines.

 The training was experiential. Throughout the course, students simulated disaster response conditions by sleeping in tents, filtering water for drinking, eating only the food they brought in their packs, and working in teams to accomplish the challenges they faced.

Teachings were always followed up with practical exercises of the topics covered such as relief distribution to a desperate crowd, wound care, splinting, spinal immobilization, water safety, and open water rescue.

 The course was challenging. One night the teams made their way through an obstacle course wearing their packs, including a zip line. Another portion of the course involved a hike with full gear to and from camp 10 kilometers away. The final exercise was a mass casualty incident in blackout conditions. The activities were challenging but enjoyable due to the camaraderie of the teams.

Since their return to the Philippines, both Mitch and Tom have begun making plans for training and organizing groups within YWAM Philippines.