YWAM tells students that they don't need to go to university after their DTS, as they won't return to YWAM if they get an education. YWAM creates the cycle of perpetual poverty & rarely helps one who's served for years when they have basic needs (Such as using a base car to get to a doctor's appointment).
the most part, the only people in YWAM who can make it an actual
career, buy a house, et cetera are those few charismatic leaders who
can profit off having their airfares paid & get a "love
offering" to speak at YWAM bases all over the world or have
written books & other evangelism materials that they can sell
mostly to other YWAMers.
I first went on base staff at YWAM Honolulu, they wanted us to pay
$150. a month but let us pay what we felt we could afford each month
so I paid $50. a month. Later, it was a higher, set amount. If you
could not pay, "that was God's way of showing you that you
should no longer stay there." Also, if you could not pay the
full amount, it would carry over to the next month until you were
burdened with a large bill for the "privilege" of
volunteering to work for them. If you left & had not paid off
what you owed, they would send reminder letters until you did!
one stays in YWAM for years they have nothing to show for it career
wise or financially. It is a dead end. If they stay for decades, they
usually have nothing put away for retirement. All the while, they
will be told that God supplies & will take care of all of their
needs. God also gave us a mind & free will. By the time many
leave YWAM they are in poverty financially, emotionally & worst
of all spiritually.