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Short press release

Announcing the YWAM KnowledgeBase

For many of us this site is a well kept secret but no more! It is time we told you about http://www.ywamkb.net.

Imaging having access to everything each YWAMer has learned during their years of ministry in YWAM Imagine having all that information in one place and easily searchable. Imagine being able to add your experience to it!

That place exists and a growing community of 65 contributors from all over the world are adding their knowledge daily to the store of over 190 articles already present. If you want to find out more come and see our site. You can be making a contribution within a minutes.

If YWAM is to experience explosive growth over the next years as the GLT thinks we need a way to pass on a 10 fold increase of YWAMers, all the little and large things that will make them effective as they strive the Make God Known. We have a Billion to reach!

What are you waiting for – check it out! http://www.ywamkb.net

-- YWAM KnowledgeBase is sponsored and administrated by YWAM Brussels (http://www.ywambrussels.be) for the benefit of the larger YWAM community and is a sister project of the PlanetYWAM.net (http://www.planetywam.net)

Short Statement of What YWAMKB is about

Motto

The place for YWAMers to find help and give help to each other.

Long press release

YWAM KnowledgeBase

For many of us this site has been a well kept secret! It is time we told you about http://www.ywamkb.net.

If YWAM is to experience explosive growth over the next years as the GLT thinks we need a way to pass on to a 10 fold increase of YWAMers, all the little and large things that will make them effective as they strive to Make God Known. We have a Billion to reach!

The KnowledgeBase is designed to be a place where thousands of new and existing YWAMers can find the the information they need when they need it. How to lead worship, consult with a church, lead intercession with small children, resolve relational problems, how to evaluate leaders, how to learn a language rapidly and much, much more.

Steve Sullivan and Kevin Colyer have been hatching this project for over a year now as they saw the need to stem the leak of knowledge from YWAM; whenever a YWAMer leaves the mission they take much of their, often hard won, knowledge with them. They are enriched but the newer YWAMers coming along are left to re-invent the wheel. It can be very hard to find the most up to date information on any subject as the myriad YWAM websites have a scatter gun approach to disseminating important YWAM documents. For example - can you put your finger on the most recent and up to date YWAM HIV/AIDS policy? (Hint it is dated 2006)

Steve and Kevin were looking for tools that enable us to easily, cheaply and effectively, pool our collective knowledge. They discovered the MediaWiki software that powers the Wikipedia project as it was simple, completely open, multi-user, multi-lingual and quick. They have also discovered that it is a lot of fun to work with other people writing articles and improving what others have written.

The site is experiencing month on month growth at the moment. On 25 September 2007 it had 216 articles, 94 registered contributers and many more people consulting it daily. Contributers are from YWAMers allover the globe.

What the site really needs are more contributions from Leaders all over YWAM. We need more and more knowledge added to this store. It requires a freedom of spirit to add your knowledge to the pile and let others take it and mould it. But it is essential if we are to develop the next waves of young people that we pass on the knowledge to them.

It is not technically difficult, if you can buy a book on Amazon and write a Blog entry you are almost there! We have extensive help too and lots of tools to help convert the information you already have. What it needs is TIME invested in the next generations of YWAMers. TIME to leave a legacy.

-- YWAM KnowledgeBase is sponsored and administrated by YWAM Brussels (http://www.ywambrussels.be) for the benefit of the larger YWAM community and is a sister project of the PlanetYWAM.net (http://www.planetywam.net)

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