School of Frontier Missions (SOFM)

If you have a heart for Chinese world but you just don’t know how to go YWAM Taiwan’s SOFM is what you have been looking for. The SOFM is uniquely designed to prepare people for ministry in Chinese world by giving them valuable training and practical hands on ministry opportunities. You start here by living in a cross-cultural setting surrounded by people who are Chinese or have a heart for the Chinese. All classes and activities are bi-lingual using Mandarin and English. The lecture phase lasts for 12 weeks. Each week focuses on a specific topic and is taught by a field based teacher with years of experience.


Upcoming Schools

  • Cross-cultural communication and ministry
  • Different methods of church planting
  • Effective multi-cultural team building
  • Biblical basis for mission
  • Member care
  • Maintaining spiritual health on the field
  • Integrating frontier missions with mercy ministry
  • Language acquisition
  • How to research and develop a strategy to reach a people group
  • How to use the Bible to disciple new converts and raise up leaders


April 09 – June 29, 2018

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In the fall of 2016 I joined the School of Frontier Mission. In the three-month training, what I learned the most are how a team functions with different parts coordinating together, how to learn a new language, and how to develop a ministry from scratch. During our lecture phase, we were divided into small groups to pray together, to receive God’s Word, to discuss and conclude common vision and decide on the people groups to serve, and we learned to use our different gifts to support each other as we begin a ministries. Apart from that, we also learned how to conduct “field survey”, “design leaflets” and “recruit” before setting up new ministry. I was also encouraged from these as I consider the vision “church colonization”, as I understand more how to use my own gifts to share the Gospel, as well as to enjoy the process of serving, and to see God’s heart when He walks with us.
Linda (Taiwan)
2016 SOFM participant
Taiwan SOFM is a good training school for new or seasoned missionaries, especially for those who are called to serve the Lord long-term as some of the topics are about language acquisition, member care, leadership development, etc. I have seen that new missionaries often do not see this training as necessary, but if we want to thrive in the mission field long-term, it is important to be equipped and I believe SoFM does a great job at doing just that.
Sugi (Indonesia)

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Phone Line 1:  +886-2-2626-3026
Phone Line 2:  +886-2-2625-8892