|March 16, 2012|
After working in the Mediterranean for three years, the Next Wave has returned to the UK! Now we are preparing to embark on a tour of the waters around northern Europe.
Our hope is to engage northern Europe this summer, particularly during the Olympic season, to promote the work of YWAM and the Next Wave in new ports. God is on the move in the port cities around the world, and YWAM is being called into a fresh anointing to reach Europe.
Below are the dates for the European tour. If you are interested in connecting with the Next Wave in your city, e-mail email@example.com.
April 12th — Sailing from Liverpool
April 15th-23rd — Warrenpoint (Rostrevor) — Partnering with YWAM Ireland
April 27th — May 3rd Isle of Wight — Working with local churches
May 4th-9th Rotterdam, Holland — Working with YWAM Netherlands
May 9th-17th — Amsterdam, Holland
May 18th-22nd — Kampen, Holland
May 25th-31st — Hamburg, Germany — Working with YWAM Germany
June 1st-6th Copenhagen, Denmark — Working with YWAM Denmark
June 6th-30th — Various ports in Sweden centered around Gothenburg – Working with Elida Foundation
July 1st-15th — Stavern, Norway — Go Camp with YWAM Norway
July 20th-August — Viking Ship Outreach — Meet up in France or Dover and sail to Newcastle, then escort the ship back to Norway
August 20th-September 9th — Weymouth — Cultural Olympics and Paralympic Outreach
September 10th-28th — Isle of Wight – DTS staff training and basic sea training for trainees and new staff
|March 9, 2012|
All five of the Next Wave’s sails, which have been repaired multiple times, need to be replaced. After looking around for a good deal, and doing the re-rigging ourselves, we can replace the sails and the rigging for £30,000. The new sails will carry the ministry forward for the next five years.
Though the initial investment is great, the benefits are great. With a full set of sails, there is a significant savings on fuel consumption, which is good for our expenses. In fact, over a two year period, the money we save on fuel will pay for the sails. With the new sails, we will also be able to do sail training, which is good for team and individual growth.
So far, we have raised £6,000, but we still need £24,000.
Would you like to help us reach this goal? Please consider contributing to the cost of purchasing these new sails. Cheques made out to “YWAM Next Wave”, can be sent to the Next Wave support office, Highfield Oval, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4BX.
If you would like updates on s/y Next Wave’s itinerary, or details of the ministry and training opportunities, please visit www.marinereachministries.com where you can also donate to the ministry via PayPal. Alternatively, contact the vessel directly via firstname.lastname@example.org
|December 14, 2011|
The Next Wave is a sea-going sail training ketch owned by Youth With A Mission (YWAM). The vessel serves YWAM in its efforts to raise up, train and disciple the next ‘wave’ of missionaries. This is achieved by equipping and releasing young people, and the young at heart, to work in many different types of community and missions projects around the world.
The Next Wave offers adventure, personal growth and a place to encounter God.
During each year the Next Wave hosts the lecture phase of a YWAM Discipleship Training School, short-term mission’s trips, as well as being the floating base for several months of YWAM community work.
We need new sails!
Over the last two years the Next Wave has been sailing in the Mediterranean. It was an amazing time! But all the sailing has left our sails worn out and damaged. This slows us down and increases fuel costs. With your help, we want to completely replace all five of the sails and make our operation more financially and environmentally sustainable.
How to help….
Over the winter we want to raise £ 30,000 * to buy the new set of sails. You can help us by sponsoring the Captain who is running the Liverbird Marathon in Liverpool on the 31st of December this year.
God bless you,
Captain Next Wave
s/y Next Wave is owned by Youth With A Mission
UK charity registration no. 264078
Charity address: Highfield Oval, Harpenden Hertfordshire, AL5 4BX Tel: 01582 463300
* all donations that will be raised as a surplus of £ 30.000 will be used for running costs.
|December 6, 2011|
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|November 15, 2011|
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United Kingdom - Next Wave
This ship serves as a platform on which the main objective is to bring training to future leaders, our staff and volunteers, equipping and releasing them to work in various humanitarian, community and missions related efforts around the world. The vessel serves as a floating training base spending most of its time in the Mediterranean Sea region. During each year the Next Wave hosts the lecture phase of a YWAM Discipleship Training School (DTS), short-term missions trips, as well as being the floating base for several months of outreach, which could include: evangelism, support of community development projects, supporting local churches, working with underprivileged youth, etc...
The vision behind the Next Wave goes well beyond running a ship or program. We want to take every opportunity to challenge and train the next generation of young people to rise up to be the leaders of tomorrow. We want to look beyond ourselves, our own nations and cultures and create a culture of youth who will make a difference in the rest of the world.
To raise up, train, disciple, and release the next ‘wave’ of missionaries
Raise up: to call out, or make known, an individual’s life calling.
Train: to provide them with the skills needed to achieve their desires and dreams.
Disciple: to provide support, encouragement, and transformation, as well as learning to disciple others into developing a Biblical world view.
Release: to send out equipped, trained, and supported individuals into their life callings.
Next wave: to recognize that this is a new time and a new generation that requires new methods and new approaches.
Missionary: a leader who has the state of mind that all their life’s efforts are for the extension of Gods kingdom and who possess the skills and spiritual maturity to put ideas into action.
Application of the Vision:
Although the s/y Next Wave vessel has a distinct vision of its own, it is also a part of the larger vision/mission of Marine Reach Ministries and YWAM England. In cooperation with these two branches of YWAM, the s/y Next Wave serves the larger structure while implementing this vision and focuses in the Mediterranean Region.
The s/y Next Wave has a high interest in seeing the release of young missionaries from England into Europe and the rest of the world. However, this idea is not limited to England or Europe.
Special focus is placed on hosting outreach teams as well as establishing new ministries (releasing crew) through the ship in and around the Mediterranean region.
[e.g. A crew member has an idea for reaching out to disaffected youth in Ibiza. They are discipled on-board, build a team, and then through the connections and support of the ship they start their ministry in Ibiza, Spain.]
The completion of the vision is achieved by on-going training and leadership development. During this time of development the crew/students are not only discipled, but are placed into pioneering situations which hold obstacles and challenges of a new nature. Serving in these difficult pioneering roles the students/crew are stretched and tested as they are released into their individual callings.
Practical means of acting out the vision:
Raise up: Teams of two from the growing crew of s/y Next Wave will return to England regularly to call out and inspire others into missions. During these visits they will share the vision, nurture relationships, and build upon the support network of the ship.
Train: Training will be ongoing, with different schools such as the Discipleship Training School (DTS) and the Basic Leadership School (BLS) as well as other teaching being a part of daily life. Royal Yacht Association (RYA) classes will also be conducted within the ministry to continue the education of the crew.
Disciple: Discipleship is ongoing; the crew/students are not only being discipled, but are given the opportunity, and are expected to disciple others. This creates an environment that spurs on spiritual development and cultivates growth in a practical way.
Release: New ministries will be pioneered by the crew/students and supported by the ship/ministry. Once a team or individual is discipled, trained, and equipped they will be released into their life callings.