Our blog is a place where students and staff alike post frequently about all of the things that are happening here on campus and throughout the world. We post outreach updates, testimonies, devotionals, and encouragements that cover a multitude of themes and subjects. Our desire is that these posts will give you a better idea of what we are doing here at YWAM Montana | Lakeside and that this blog will be an encouragement for you in your walk with Christ.

It Is Worth It!

Hello, Taiwan, it’s nice to finally meet. This plane touching down, this is a year and a half of praying and dreaming. This is seven months of raising support and fighting fidgeting nerves. This is three months of dedication, self-sacrifice, self-discovery, and preparation. But, oh, wait. I’ve been here once before, haven’t I? That’s right, I’ve lived here for […]

Posted: November 23, 2015 By: Jacob Lindsay
Pain in Ministry

Note: nothing in this post is meant to be used as an excuse for us to avoid dealing with our pain; it is meant as an encouragement for those times when we just feel bad about stuff; when our emotions take over without rhyme or reason. Problems, when possible, should always be fixed, but sometimes we’re just […]

Posted: October 12, 2015 By: Joshua Miller
The Surge From Taipei’s Point of View

YWAM Montana is partnering with YWAM Taipei in an initiative called “The Surge”. We are partnering with YWAM Taipei’s vision to pioneer YWAM locations in 3 of the least-reached areas of Taiwan. We’re also working together towards three God-sized goals. We want to see 500 Disciples. YWAM Taipei is defining this as “new believers who are receiving ongoing discipleship”. […]

Questions: Discipline and Discipleship

What is the best question you’ve ever been asked? How did it make you want to respond? Did it stir up something inside you?   In Genesis 3, Adam and Eve sin. They disobey God, turning their backs on him, they run head-long into rebellion. As they hide from God, He calls out to them […]

Posted: September 23, 2015 By: Dan Lake
Can God Use Horses in Missions?

Were you “that” kid? The one who spent all their time and money on a horse? Weekends and evenings cleaning stalls and trying to make money for shows, entry fees, and all the cool new tack you always wanted? Would you consider your horse your “best friend”? As a kid growing up I had no […]

So that Jesus is Glorified

During a Discipleship Training School students travel from all over the world to a particular location to learn that God speaks, that He wants to speak to them, that He has a call on their lives and a purpose for them. They learn about the character and nature of God through scripture and who God […]

The Well – An Update on Our New Worship School

We recently finished running a new course called “The Well.” The Well is a hands on, practical application course for those who want to gain more experience in worship leadership and ministry. During our 12 weeks together, we led worship 148 times, traveled thousands of miles to lead worship in churches around the country (some with congregations over 5,000), […]

Who are We Really?

The Gospel of New Creation In 2 Corinthians 5:17, Paul proclaims, “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come.” What does the word “new” bring to mind? For me I think of words like fresh, untouched and flawless. I see images of beautiful, […]

How Dangerous is Outdoor Adventure Ministry?

“You did what!?!?” – Anyone who participates in outdoor adventures has probably heard this phrase before. I know I’ve heard it from my parents, friends, and ministry partners quite a few times. This question used to be a big point of frustration for me, but now I’ve made it my goal to help understand the truth […]

Christians Should Read

I was never one of those people you would find lying on the beach, cuddled up by a fireplace, or sitting in a coffee shop, enjoying a good book. The library was not a place to find a good read, but a place for me to find DVDs and magazines. Despite the fact that I’ve […]