YWAM Furnace

Are you willing to courageously follow Jesus?

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Encounter DTS

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The Encounter DTS is designed to raise up catalytic leaders who will live with great courage and boldness, willing to take the gospel anywhere! Knowing the living God through deep friendship and trust in His Word. A new passion is rising in your generation to make Jesus famous, to blaze trails going to where He is not known, be set free and transformed - calling a generation into radical obedience motivated by a deep love for Jesus. 

Get ready to go on an adventure experiencing the beauty, adrenaline and fun of New Zealand, connecting your longing for adventure to the One who created it. You’ll learn how to draw people into the heart of God through doing what you love.

One Thing Internship

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  One month. One thing.   In Psalm 27:4, King David described the central element of the life of a believer as a preoccupation with “one thing”—the glory and beauty of Jesus. In Luke 10, it was said about Mary of Bethany that she had chosen the “one thing necessary” when she gave Jesus her…

Leaders Internship

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This three-month internship is an intro to YWAM Furnace NZ staff in which you will be equipped and trained in the practicals of leadership. During this time you will gain training in many areas that will prepare you for ministry or wherever God is leading you.

School of Communication Foundations

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God is writing the story of humanity, and you have a part to play. How can you express your voice, relate well to others and tell the world about the heart of the Great Story Writer? The School of Communication Foundations (SCF) recognises that good communication is a lifelong learning process that we get to…

School of Frontier Missions

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The School of Frontier Missions is a three month lecture phase school focused on sending long term missionaries into the field. We believe that God is sending out laborers into the field who have burning hearts for His presence and a longing to see the nations encounter Him.

School of Worship

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This is a second-level course for those who are passionate about worship, enthusiastic about music, and longing to know God on a deeper level. The heart behind the school is to call forth true worshipers who will minister to God’s heart and be equipped to bring others into His presence.

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Who We Are

Our heart is to provide a thriving, authentic community where people are encountered by Jesus, equipped in their calling, and sent to the nations.


We are committed to disciple and train people with practical and relevant tools to make God known in all cultures, nations and spheres of society.

Missions & Prayer

The Furnace Prayer Room exists to establish a place where Jesus is the centre of the gathering, and where individuals can unite through music-led prayer meetings.