YWAm Chico

Family Ministry

Open your heart and welcome the joy of having a family together on mission.

Family Ministries at YWAM Chico desires to Encourage, Equip & Empower Families. Our ministry encompasses staff families, student families, and families in Chico, in California, and internationally. We want to equip families to minister together, including their kids in decisions, in ministry, and in hearing the Holy Spirit.  Our hope is to cultivate a hunger within all members of the family for the Word of God and the moving of the Spirit. 
Family Ministries wants to cultivate a culture of adoptive spirit, where all are included and loved and accepted – there is room at the table for everyone.   This involves creating a safe environment to speak into each other’s lives, always pointing each other to Jesus – “iron sharpens iron” relationship. 
Mission Builders have played a major role in making the YWAM Chico campus what it is today. They serve our campus in many ways, assisting with everything from carpentry and maintenance to food services, groundskeeping and secretarial work. Many of these wonderful volunteers come year after year because they’ve found it’s a challenging and spiritually refreshing experience — and a great way to make new friends from around the world.

April 12-15, 2023

Love After Marriage

Experience the marriage you’ve hoped for

Are you Married? Do you want to deepen your relationship with each other and with God? Join us in 2023 for a Love After Marriage retreat.

From the moment we say I do, we all desire to have a strong and intimate marriage, and yet so few people are actually experiencing this with their spouse. Love After Marriage helps couples connect on a deep and intimate level so they can experience the kind of marriage they’ve hoped for.

Love After Marriage (LAM) has helped thousands of couples learn how to restore, maintain, and deepen the connection in their marriage relationship.

September 2023

Family DTS

Family Discipleship Training School

Do you want to go on an amazing adventure with your family and God? Are you looking for opportunities to disciple your children, together? Family DTS trains the whole family how to journey together in faith, giving you tools to stay connected and minister together.

The whole family will learn topics such as: Hearing God’s Voice, The Father Heart of God, Spiritual Warfare, Holy Spirit, Identity, and others that will prepare you for missions as a family. You will have times of worship together as well as intercession, debrief, fun, and ministry opportunities. Whether you pray for someone, feed the hungry, play with the lonely, or share the gospel, at Family DTS you will learn the tools necessary to work together as a family.

Giving God your YES! will never be a regret – He will do more than you could have ever thought or imagined He would!


Family Camp

Family United – Finding Your Family’s Mission

Our vision is to have families with all demographics – little ones right up to teenagers. We want families to learn to do life and missions/ministry together, as we have often seen parents in ministry and the kids just along for the ride. We believe our kids can hear God often clearly than we can, and there is no junior Holy Spirit, so we empower them to be the leaders in many areas of ministry.

We are wanting to equip families to serve together, whether locally or internationally. This three day camp will equip the entire family to hear God’s voice, to serve together as a family, and to have FUN together! Some sessions are age orientated, but most times will be spent as a family, learning what God has for you together – unified.

The Family Camp is open to all.

Per Adult – $175
Per Teenager – $100
Per Child (5-12) – $50
Per Child (0-4) – Free

Accommodations & Meals Included

Friday | 
Registration starts at 3 pm
Dinner at 5:30.

Sunday | 
Check out is 2 pm

Our weekend will include:
  • Family Worship
  • Learning to or growing in Hearing God’s Voice
  • Delving into the Father Heart of God
  • Hearing stories of Families in Missions
  • Activities like hiking, woodworking, Ropes Course, sports, crafts, swimming, painting
  • Family Time – games, songs, talking & listening as a family group

If you have any questions about family minitries:

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