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The main event page for the Presence Gathering & Go Conference can be found here: http://www.ywamunited.com/presence-gathering/

For several years, YWAMers from Northern California and beyond have come together for the Presence Gathering. It’s about worship, awakening, revival, and growing in our experience of God’s Spirit. We at YWAM Springs of Living Water in Chico, CA host the annual event. It is facilitated by YWAM United, made up of several regional YWAM bases. We experience the Lord’s Presence in beautiful ways. God does amazing things in our hearts, and we are drawn closer together relationally. All of this connects us with God’s heart for the world, and empowers us to extend his kingdom.

The YWAM United outreach to refugees in Athens sprang to life during the Presence Gathering! Even so, our priority remains to corporately create time and space for the Living God to move, touch, and speak to His children.

Worship at the presence gathering

It’s like a family reunion where we seek God together

Our agenda is twofold; first of all, simply to linger in God’s Presence, worship Him with freedom and joy, and experience Him more fully. Secondly, we hope to grow in relationship with our greater YWAM family.

hiking with new YWAM friends at the presence gathering

Although the Presence Gathering is not a seminar or teaching-based conference, we have received powerful messages from teachers such as Bill Johnson, Dean Sherman, Alexandro Rodriguez, Sean Feucht, John Dawson, and Loren Cunningham. This year’s invited speakers are Jim Stier and Edwin Fillies.

Who is it for?

ywam kids at the presence gathering

All YWAM staff and students are welcome. There will be workshops and activities specifically for the kids. This event can be a chance for your DTS students to participate first-hand in our YWAM value of waiting on God and ministering out of relationship—intimacy with God, and unity with each other. The Presence Gathering is like a YWAM family reunion–a great opportunity for our leaders and staff to connect with the wider YWAM community in our area.

General Information

meals at the presence gathering

Cost staff – $165

Students – $135

Registration and check-in is Sunday November 5th, 2017 from 3-5pm. Dinner will be at 5:30pm. The gathering ends on Saturday November 11th 2017, after breakfast.



Though our Presence Gathering is not session-driven, we are happy to have Jim Stier, a father in our mission, and Edwin Fillies, with us for the Presence Gathering.


Training for the YWAM United outreach to Greece will take place during the Go Conference from Wednesday – Friday.

Go Conference Main Sessions

  • Working with Muslims
  • The essence of the Gospel
  • Presence of God

Breakouts will include:

  • Technology and media in missions
  • Photography & videography
  • Member care
  • Crisis Relief training
  • Worship & missions
  • Basic healthcare seminar
  • Power evangelism
  • Discovery Bible Study
  • Prayer Room Ministry
  • Jesus Film
  • Cultural appropriateness
  • Organic Developments (gardens)

Please register for the Presence Gathering here