Seasons of Service
What is this department?
SOS offers you the opportunity to serve for a period of time, either a short or a long one. If you desire to serve in Romania, we can accommodate you as well as your mission team.
How does it work?
Gather interested people and come to join our work. We will handle all of your program planning.
How many people can come?
We recommend a number of minimum 5 people, but we also had groups of 25. There are also people who come on their own.
For how long?
In order to have a maximum efficiency, we recommend the teams to allocate for the trip a minimum of 7 days, depending on where they come from, knowing that the teams coming from distant countries feel for a while the timezone difference. The teams can come for only 5 days as well, but in all those cases when they’ve done so, the teams have wished they could have spent more days here.
What can I do in Romania?
Our Ministry Center is still in renovation phase, therefore some teams were helping with different projects. Here is a list with what we’ve done in the past along with the teams:
• Masonry • Interior improvements • Paving sidewalks • Planted grass • Painting • Gardening
We have many ongoing projects, therefore if you are interested, contact us! Also, access our web page and see which are the ongoing construction projects.
What are the costs?
The costs cover the plane tickets, accommodation, food and ministry expenses – as well as the transport here and the needed materials. The prices differs based on the season, the time spent here and the type of the activities you are interested in. Get in touch with us and we can help you with computing the costs.
How others find it:
„Through this trip, God put in my heart the adoption and mission. For sure, these things will be part of my life. Also, I was challenged to merely do what God asks from me, no matter what it would be, without analyzing too much before acting.” -Chris Cauffman
„God put on my heart the desire and the need to pray and intercede for Romania. He specially urged me to pray for the government to grant access in hospitals to those who want to come and hold the abandoned babies in their arms.”
„Following this trip I am more thankful for my family and the love I receive at home, knowing the children from here who don’t get love. I even want to remember to pray for these children and staff from here and to not merely forget all of these once arrived back home, in my comfort zone.”
For more information about SOS, contact us to the address: AriseRomania@ywamcluj.ro
MEET OUR TEAM
This is our team dedicated to bringing Heaven to Earth in everything they do. Working in ministries like DTS, Living Alternatives, and Seasons of Service.
They have lead YWAM Cluj since 2007. They are dedicated to training people to know God and to make him known all over the world.
18 YWAM Values
YWAM is committed to know God, His nature, His character and His ways. We seek to reflect who He is in every aspect of our lives and ministry. The automatic overflow of knowing and enjoying fellowship with God is a desire to share Him with others.
Make God known
YWAM is called to make God known throughout the whole world, and into every arena of society through evangelism, training and mercy ministries. We believe that salvation of souls should result in transformation of societies, thus obeying Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations.
Hear God’s voice
YWAM is committed to creating with God through listening to Him, praying His prayers and obeying His commands in matters great and small. We are dependent upon hearing His voice as individuals, together in team contexts and in larger corporate gatherings as an integral part of our process for decision making.
Practice worship and intercessory prayer
YWAM is dedicated to worship Jesus and engage in intercessory prayer as integral aspects of daily life. We also recognize the intent of Satan to destroy the work of God and we call upon God’s power and the Holy Spirit to overcome his strategies in the lives of individuals and in the affairs of nations.
YWAM is called to be visionary, continually receiving, nurturing and releasing fresh vision from God. We support the pioneering of new ministries and methods, always willing to be radical in order to be relevant to every generation, people group, and sphere of society. We believe that the apostolic call of YWAM requires the integration of spiritual eldership, freedom in the Spirit and relationship, centered on the Word of God.
Champion young people
YWAM is called to champion youth. We believe God has gifted and called young people to spearhead vision and ministry. We are committed to value them, trust them, train them, support them, make space for them and release them. They are not only the Church of the future; they are the Church of today. We commit to follow where they lead, in the will of God.
Be broad-structured and decentralized
YWAM is broad-structured and diverse, yet integrated. We are a global family of ministries held together by shared purpose, vision, values and relationship. We believe that structures should serve the people and the purposes of God. Every ministry at every level has the privilege and responsibility of accountability to a circle of elders
Be international and interdenominational
YWAM is international and interdenominational in its global scope as well as its local constituency. We believe that ethnic, linguistic and denominational diversity, along with redeemed aspects of culture, are positive factors that contribute to the health and growth of the mission.
Have a biblical Christian worldview
YWAM is called to a biblical Christian worldview. We believe that the Bible makes a clear division between good and evil; right and wrong. The practical dimensions of life are no less spiritual than the ministry expressions. Everything done in obedience to God is spiritual. We seek to honor God with all that we do, equipping and mobilizing men and women of God to take roles of service and influence in every arena of society.
Function in teams
YWAM is called to function in teams in all aspects of ministry and leadership. We believe that a combination of complementary gifts, callings, perspectives, ministries and generations working together in unity at all levels of our mission provides wisdom and safety. Seeking God’s will and making decisions in a team context allows accountability and contributes to greater relationship, motivation, responsibility and ownership of the vision.
Exhibit servant leadership
YWAM is called to servant leadership as a lifestyle, rather than a leadership hierarchy. A servant leader is one who honors the gifts and callings of those under his/her care and guards their rights and privileges. Just as Jesus served His disciples, we stress the importance of those with leadership responsibilities serving those whom they lead.
Do first, then teach
YWAM is committed to doing first, then teaching. We believe that firsthand experience gives authority to our words. Godly character and a call from God are more important than an individual’s gifts, abilities and expertise.
YWAM is dedicated to being relationship-oriented in our living and working together. We desire to be united through lives of holiness, mutual support, transparency, humility, and open communication, rather than a dependence on structures or rules.
Value the individual
YWAM is called to value each individual. We believe in equal opportunity and justice for all. Created in the image of God, people of all nationalities, ages and functions have distinctive contributions and callings. We are committed to honoring God-given leadership and ministry gifts in both men and women
YWAM affirms the importance of families serving God together in missions, not just the father and/or mother. We encourage the development of strong and healthy family units, with each member sharing the call to missions and contributing their gifts in unique and complementary ways.
Practice dependence on God
YWAM is called to practice a life of dependence upon God for financial provision. For individuals and YWAM corporately this comes primarily through His people. As God has been generous toward us, so we desire to be generous. YWAMers give themselves, their time and talents to God through the mission with no expectation of remuneration.
YWAM affirms the ministry of hospitality as an expression of God’s character and the value of people. We believe it is important to open our hearts, homes and campuses to serve and honor one another, our guests and the poor and needy, not as acts of social protocol, but as expressions of generosity.
Communicate with integrity
YWAM affirms that everything exists because God communicates. Therefore, YWAM is committed to truthful, accurate, timely and relevant communication. We believe good communication is essential for strong relationships, healthy families and communities, and effective ministry