What is The Surge?

We’re excited to launch a new strategy for impacting the nations, which is like nothing we have done before at YWAM Montana-Lakeside.

“The Surge” is a laser-like strategy in which we will partner with one Target Nation for 3-5 years to meet mutually agreed upon, God-given goals. The heart behind The Surge, and the reason for its name, is to give a big push to each of our Target Nation partners to further their vision. The impact of a storm surge is unmistakable. We believe that if all of our missionary members and students allow God to speak to them about how they can be a part of each Surge, we will be able to help move the goals of the long-term workers forward in ways we have not seen before.

Why are we doing The Surge?

In everything we do at YWAM Montana-Lakeside, we believe that the Gospel transforms lives, communities and nations.

Over the past 2 years, God has been speaking to our missionary members and students about stepping out in ways that require us to trust Him more, to take a greater risk in depending on Him. At the same time, God has been speaking to us about becoming more “focused” and “strategic” in what we do in order to bear more lasting fruit.

Our Target Nations have also been asking how we could take our partnership to the “next level” because God has given the long-term workers specific strategies to reach their nations and see them transformed. This season of missions is unlike anything we’ve experienced before and we need to respond to what our partners on the field are requesting and what God is clearly doing to transform whole nations.

The Surge is a strategy that was created in response to the words God has given us to step out and trust Him in greater ways, as well as a response to the request from our Target Nations to take our partnership with them to the “next level”.

How does an organization with over 160 missionary members take a giant leap of faith together and trust God more? We believe the Surge is one of the ways God is leading us to do that: It puts us in a position where we need to believe God together to accomplish goals that are so much bigger than anything YWAM Montana-Lakeside in partnership with YWAM in a Target Nation could ever accomplish in our own strength. We have to rally together to each play our part and trust that God will multiply the loaves and the fish. We bring what we have to the table and trust that God will do the impossible. We believe in Him to see more disciples made, partnerships formed with local churches and missionaries sent long-term (5 years or more). It has to be God leading us every step of the way, or this won’t work. We are in a new place of depending on God to come through, which brings to mind the words God spoke to Zerubbabel when he was rebuilding the Temple, “…’Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty” (Zech. 4:6).

Everyone can be a part of this, whether a missionary member, student or someone who has never set foot at YWAM Montana-Lakeside. We need your prayers. Take the risk and ask God what part He has for you to play in The Surge (currently in Taiwan) and join us in seeing God’s kingdom come in the nations in even greater ways!