Helpful information about payments, bank details, and the financial policy here at YWAM Arusha
As we would seek to develop an international policy that is equitable, in a world where international finances are very inequitable, it is of utmost necessity to review applicable Biblical principles & practices.
First of all, let us understand the terms “just” and “fair”.
Fairness has to do with giving or requiring from each the same.
Justice has to do with giving to or requiring from each his/her due.
Consider a family which as two teenage boys – twins, both of whom play football. It would be fair for each of them to receive an equal portion of food when they return from football practice. It would also be just.
However, if another family served the same amount of food to their two-year-old girl and to their 16-year-old boy, though it would be fair, it would not be just.
Fairness requires that each receive the same; justice that each receive his/her due.
So it would be just for the 16-year-old to eat more than his two-year-old sister even though it would not be fair.
God is fair whenever fairness can be justly executed. But whenever fairness and justice diverge, God is unquestionably just. God’s justice is revealed again and again in the principles of the scriptures.
God’s requirements in the area of sacrifices followed the principle of justice. God did not ignore the economic differences that existed among His people; rather, He took them into consideration in His dealings with them.
In each of the Old Testament examples, we saw that the same thing was obtained –forgiveness of sin, personal cleansing or bringing gladness to God– even though people gave varyingly according to their circumstances. We saw this as an expression of God’s justice.
We see the same thing in the New Testament. God wishes to give good gifts to all, but we see this not only as an expression of His justice but also of His lovingkindness.
See Matthew 20:1-16, Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4
In neither the Old nor New Testament do we see God giving free handouts that undermined individual responsibility and personal cost. Yet in His justice He did not put the same demands on all people.
He did not require the same amount, but the same principle from the poor as from the rich.
So it is in YWAM that if we require the same amount of money for a particular training course such as a DTS, from every individual without due consideration of their financial capabilities, we run the risk of being unjust.
The tuition fees for a school should present a financial challenge to a prospective student which would be one of the things to serve to weed out the casually interested and to exercise the faith of the seriously committed.
There should be, a it were, a mountain to be scaled or moved by faith. However, we must tailor our mountains to our students, so that they would not be so low as to fail to necessitate the exercise of their faith, nor so high that the prospective student would give up in discouragement before faith even has an opportunity to rise.
It is therefore on this basis that we categorise countries as A, B or C.
Do you know which category your country is in?
Copied from “Biblical Basis for Adopting an International Financial Scale”
Written by David Joel Hamilton
Printed in the UofN Reference Guide, 1999
Antigua & Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Ireland (Northern & Republic)
Saint Kitts & Nevis
United Arab Emirates
Northern Mariana Isla.
Saint Vincent & Grenadines
Turks & Caicos Islands
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cape Verde Islands
Central Africa Republic
Cote de Ivoire
Gaza Strip (Inc. West Bank)
Papua New Guinea
Saint Pierre & Miquellon
São Tome & Principe
Wallis and Futuna
YWAM is called to practice a life of dependence upon God for financial provision. For individuals and YWAM corporately this comes primarily through His people. As God has been generous toward us, so we desire to be generous.
YWAMers give themselves, their time and talents to God through the Mission with no expectation of remuneration.
To facilitate the smooth running of the Base and its activities, we work with a payment policy.
– Every staff member is required to pay staff fees each and every month in the amount of 80,000 TSH for local staff and 120USD for non-African staff. We encourage this to be done at the beginning of every month, rather than at the end.
– We do not want to keep people in debt, so if you can’t pay your fees the previous month this will not be carried forward. This does not apply to staff with regular monthly income.
– Any staff with a monthly income of less than 85,000 TSH is required to give 70% of their monthly income towards their staff fees. We encourage our staff to prioritize their obligations and be generous to one another. Staff off base pay 40,000 TSH (locals) per month and 50 USD (foreigners) per month
– We do not mean to limit anyone who would want to give more than the above figures. These are lowest figures we expect from any staff with regular income.
Staff children above the age of 5 years and under the age of 12 years will pay 40,000 TSH and from 12 years to 18 years will pay 60,000 TSH. A house helper will pay 60,000 TSH. Per month. Non staff kids will pay 50,000 TSH.
– Volunteer workers staying on base less than 4 weeks will be charged $12 USD / day.
– Volunteer workers staying on base for a month and above will be charged $160 USD / month,
– Teams staying at the base for ministry will be charged $12 USD per day. All transport will be charged on mileage basis at 1000Tsh per kilometer. From the airport will be $60, per vehicle.
– YWAM Arusha staff, ministries and schools will pay 1000 TSH per kilometer for the use of YWAM Arusha vehicles.
This policy defers from each UofN centers. However, the principle of categorizing is constant.
A student is encouraged to pay their fees just after their acceptance or upon arrival. You must come with ALL your fees on the opening day and in case you are unable to; please make earlier arrangement with the office before you come to avoid any embarrassing situation. YWAM Arusha shall be kind enough to consider realities of each circumstance (e.g. death and sickness emergences). The following refund order to be used:-
NB: The registration fees are nonrefundable. Money transfer or deposit details (Bank information) shall be provided with admission package. We don’t receive money in cash at our office.
Since YWAM is a generous community, it is good also where possible to have some pocket money for your personal needs so that you can occasionally bless other people, treat yourself and buy your other necessities.
EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN CREDIT UNION (ECCU)
Name of account: YOUTH WITH A MISSION (TANZANIA)
Account Type: MINISTRY CHECKING
Account Number: 109 4110
Bank Address: ECCU
955 West Imperial Highway
P.O. Box 2400
Brea, CA 92822 – 2400
Tel. 800.634.3228 or 714.671.5700
NB: When sending funds direct to our account at ECCU remember to factor in 10USD or 1.5% (whichever is higher) bank charges accrued. Address your checks to Youth With A mission Tanzania or Ywam Arusha, Tanzania
If you wish to get a tax receipt for your donation please send a check to Ywam Tyler Texas at the address below they will issue you with a receipt and forward your donation to our ECCU account.
Mail check to:
Missions Accounting Office
P.O Box 3000
Garden valley, TX 75771 – 3000
Tel: (903) 882 5591