Chai Wan – Hong Kong Island
ROOTED is YWAM Gateway's fundraising initiative to establish a permanent presence in Chai Wan, Hong Kong Island, for our growing missionary community.

The objective is to raise sufficient funds to purchase our current ministry center facility, planting our first stake in the ground towards the long term development of a fully fledged missional community centre, training campus and base of operations.
We are an international missional community committed to knowing God, bringing Him joy, and making Him known in every area of society, passionate about gathering, equipping, and mobilizing believers across the nations and the generations, through the strategic Gateway City of Hong Kong.
The Facts
YWAM Gateway Ministry Center
4/F Unit B, Cheung Lee Industrial Building 9 Cheung Lee Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

Our Journey
We started our journey as a small team back in 2006, subletting a few desks from another Christian ministry that accommodated us in their North Point premises, pursuing our mission primarily through the Gateway Camp and Outreaches.

Very quickly the Gateway Camp numbers multiplied to an average of one thousand and a half campers, hundreds of volunteers on site during the event, dozens of interns and volunteers seasonally in our offices, and a growing team of full time staff from Hong Kong and overseas.

We rapidly outgrew the office space, our budgets and resources and in 2010, God led us miraculously to our current facilities in Chai Wan.

The relocation ushered in a new season of expansion beyond the Gateway Camp into many year round programs and expressions, serving local churches in Hong Kong as well as the mainland, and conducting many outreaches into different parts of the world.

What started with a small team focused on one project evolved into and continues to grow as a vibrant YWAM missionary community.

Our current YWAM base is made of the premises we rent for the ministry center and the housing flats for our staff in the neighborhood.

After praying for a while about the future long term development of the ministry, we believe that the next step to support the growth that will come in this season, is to do our part to be fully established and rooted in Chai Wan, by purchasing our first facility.
Our current facility is well suited for us, it's well located, and holds great potential for further development. Owning it will enable us to improve it, maximise its use, and reinvest the financial resources that would otherwise be spent on rent, in growing expansion needs like housing for staff and students.

We believe this facility is not an end in itself, but is the first of those that we will acquire through the coming years as we continue to grow into a fully fledged missional community centre, training campus and base of operations.
Our Journey
We started our journey as a small team back in 2006, subletting a few desks from another Christian ministry that accommodated us in their North Point premises, pursuing our mission primarily through the Gateway Camp and Outreaches.

Very quickly the Gateway Camp numbers multiplied to an average of one thousand and a half campers, hundreds of volunteers on site during the event, dozens of interns and volunteers seasonally in our offices, and a growing team of full time staff from Hong Kong and overseas.

We rapidly outgrew the office space, our budgets and resources and in 2010, God led us miraculously to our current facilities in Chai Wan. (Read more…)

The relocation ushered in a new season of expansion beyond the Gateway Camp into many year round programs and expressions, serving local churches in Hong Kong as well as the mainland, and conducting many outreaches into different parts of the world.

What started with a small team focused on one project evolved into and continues to grow as a vibrant YWAM missionary community.

Our current YWAM base is made of the premises we rent for the ministry center and the housing flats for our staff in the neighborhood.

After praying for a while about the future long term development of the ministry, we believe that the next step to support the growth that will come in this season, is to do our part to be fully established and rooted in Chai Wan, by purchasing our first facility.

Our current facility is well suited for us, it's well located, and holds great potential for further development. Owning it will enable us to improve it, maximise its use, and reinvest the financial resources that would otherwise be spent on rent, in growing expansion needs like housing for staff and students.

We believe this facility is not an end in itself, but is the first of those that we will acquire through the coming years as we continue to grow into a fully fledged missional community centre, training campus and base of operations.

Securing a permanent presence in Chai Wan, Hong Kong Island, that will enable us to develop a missional community centre, training campus and base of operations for our growing missionary force and our rapidly multiplying outreaches and programs.
Missional Community Centre
Based on these main pillars
Worship
by bringing joy to God’s heart as a lifestyle, our main calling. We also understand that Chai Wan is a “place of worship”, where many people come to worship their ancestors. Our desire, as a Christian Community, is to lift up the name of Jesus in this very place.
Discipleship
by being committed to obey God’s commandment to disciple His people, in the context of daily life and through formal training.
Home
by opening the doors of this Community Centre as a “place of refuge” and a “beacon of light” and to welcome those that are broken, lonely and lost.
Family and Generations
by living and sharing the kingdom of God together. Our desire is to model a community composed of healthy families and young people where parents and children serve God together, and single people also find that sense of belonging by being mentored by mature leaders, and in turn also becoming mentors to the younger generations.
Service
by reaching out to the neighbourhood and deepening the strategic partnerships with the local churches, providing a variety of courses (arts, music, languages, etc.) for low income families’ children, supporting social aid projects from local churches, and facilitating local outreaches (such as street evangelism).
Community
by sharing life, not just service together. Together we eat meals, seek God, live in a variety of shared housing, and are constantly strengthened by the gifts and experiences of others. Simultaneously, we value the individual, seeking to empower and equip them, whilst recognizing their unique gifts and calling.
Training Campus
Optimising Discipleship Training and Missional Vocation Development by providing
Discipleship Training School
DTS – YWAM's foundational course. Most YWAM courses can be combined into degree programs through YWAM's University of the Nations (UofN).
Our goal in the long run is to become a fully fledged UofN Campus, where we can run several courses and students can obtain different degrees (Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s).
PCYFM School
Principles for Children, Youth and Family Ministry. This is one of the first UofN second level schools that we will launch in the near future.
Evening courses
such as the GMTC – Gateway Mission Training Course
Workshops
such as Destiny by Design, Generations of Destiny, Family Inspiration, amongst others.
Discipleship Programs
for all ages such as Celebration Teams, Go Camps, Niko Camps, and more.
Base of Operations
This is our home base where we have the place and the space for
Working Together
Meeting, talking face to face, sharing ideas, praying, seeking the Lord, inspiring each other and getting things done. To be able to be physically together in one place rather than just virtually connected makes a whole world of difference.
Back Office
Fully equipped for administration, logistics, communications, curriculum development, training materials production, creative media, and so much more.
Storage
For all the materials we have collected during the years from the wide variety of programs we have developed, and for storing donated furniture and items for staff housing
Meetings
Staff meetings, worship, intercession, brainstorming, planning, debriefing, interviewing volunteers, vision sharing and partnering sessions, and so on!
Hospitality
Hosting leaders, pastors, fellow YWAMers from other locations, visiting outreach teams, volunteers, staff relatives, friends, and new faces!
Multifunctional space
Geared to receive seasonal interns and volunteers, run seasonal training courses, host partner churches meetings and wider open meetings like our monthly Community Night gathering.
Families
Designed for having children with us so they can do homeschool, play with their toys, build with lego, have fun, watch TV, take naps and change nappies… all of this while mom and dad are working!
Kitchen
Cooking daily meals to feed our staff, children, students, volunteers and visiting friends every day. We are able to keep cost as low as HK$ 20 per meal… which is a huge blessing for all of our personal budgets!
Dining
We not only enjoy the blessing of eating well at a low cost, but we also save a lot of time from having to find space in busy restaurants, and we have a wonderful space for fellowship over our daily meals. Special Dinners like Love Feasts, Graduations, or Christmas Eve are a huge blessing for our Community.

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