2017 Presence Gathering

For several years, YWAM bases from Northern California and beyond have come together for the Presence Gathering.

All are welcome for this week of worship, awakening, revival, and growing in experience of God’s Spirit.

The event is hosted by YWAM Chico and is facilitated by several Northern California YWAM bases. We come together to experience God’s presence as He transforms our hearts and draws us together relationally. This connects us with God’s heart for the world and empowers us to extend His kingdom.

During the 2015 Presence Gathering, God put the idea on our hearts for a “YWAM United” Mega-Outreach to minister to the refugees in Greece. As such, the gathering is now also the Go Conference, designed to equip us for this outreach in particular through breakout sessions directed at the peoples and cultures we will encounter. However, our priority remains: to corporately create time and space for the Living God to move, touch, and speak to His sons and daughters. Our agenda is simple: to linger in God’s presence, to worship Him in freedom and joy, and to experience Him more fully.

Although the Presence Gathering is not a seminar or teaching-based conference (we would describe it as presence-based), we have received powerful messages in years past from teachers such as Bill Johnson, Dean Sherman, Chris Overstreet, Alexandro Rodriguez, Sean Feucht, John Dawson and Loren Cunningham.

All YWAM staff and students are welcome. For families: there will be workshops and activities specifically for kids. This event is a great opportunity for DTS students to apply our YWAM values of waiting on God and ministering out of relationship. All attendees will grow both in intimacy with God, and unity with each other. This is also a wonderful time for leaders and staff to connect with the wider YWAM community.

May more and more bases from around the world be represented each year!


November 5 – 10
Check-in: Sunday from 3 – 5 pm; dinner: 5:30pm
Check-out: Saturday after breakfast

Staff Price

$16500per person
  • Includes Food and Lodging

Student Price

$13500per person
  • Includes Food and Lodging

Go Conference

Training breakouts for YWAM United outreach to Greece

  • Technology & Media in Missions
  • Worship & Missions
  • Working with Muslims
  • Evangelism
  • How To Run A Mini-DTS
  • Cultural Appropriateness
  • Optional Night Breakout: Arabic and Farsi

Getting Here