Training and Gap Year mission opportunities

God can use anyone who loves Jesus.
- George Verwer, Founder of OM

Many people who join OM have not had previous training in ministry, and would like missions training at the same time as they are involved in outreach. These opportunities all have a training component relevant to ministry opportunities in the local context. The curriculum and amount of time spent in training varies. Some teams are structured as a training center with classroom and ministry time. For others the training is less structured and arranged individually. The training opportunities have aspects of language learning, learning about other faiths, history of missions, spiritual growth, communication, living and serving cross-culturally, sharing your faith, etc.

If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, please fill in the enquiry form or phone us (09 928 0802), and we’ll call you back to answer any questions you might have. These opportunities are often more flexible than the short term mission trips in terms of start dates, and we’d love to help you find the right option, just for you.

Selection of Gap Year and Training Opportunities:

Arabian Peninsula (1) Australia (1) Austria (2) Chile (1)
Ecuador (4) Germany (1) Ireland (1) Israel (1)
Malaysia (1) Mexico (4) Moldova (1) Mozambique (1)
North Africa (2) Ships (1) South Africa (2) South Asia (1)
Spain (5) Switzerland (2) Taiwan (3) United Kingdom (3)
Zambia (6)

Arabian Peninsula

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Categories: Evangelism - Specific Faiths | Evangelism - Specific Language | Evangelism - Church Plants/Discipling | Leadership - Church | All - Ships
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

This option is for anyone interested in studying in the Arabian Gulf.

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Australia

Categories: All - MDT
Start Date: January 2018
Commitment Length: 1 year

Are you a young adult with a heart for mission?

“Journey” is a 12-month internship program with OM Australia. Based in the Melbourne office, you will have the opportunity to explore your giftings through ministry in a local church, study with Australian College of Ministries and through attending a short term mission trip - all while serving as part of the OM team.  This program provides a great opportunity to help you discover God's plan for your life.

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Austria

Categories: All - Evangelism | All - Finance | IT - Administration | Evangelism - Administration | Evangelism - Creative | Leadership - Music | Office Work - Administration | All - Arts
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Do you have a passion for evangelism among musicians/ artists and outreach through music and other art forms? Do you consider yourself a gifted administrator and do you enjoy this work? Then come and be part of our ‘Kunst und Kultur’ arts team in the beautiful cultural capital of Vienna!

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Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Children/Youth | Evangelism - Specific Faiths | Evangelism - Students | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Do you want to find out what God can do in and through your life? Do you want to impact the lives of immigrants in the region of Linz? Do you have a passion to share God’s love through various ministry opportunities?

We will train and equip you to love and serve people from other faiths. You will participate in various projects and in an emerging intercultural network with aims to serve and reach immigrants and refugees, especially those with Muslim background.

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Chile

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Categories: Evangelism - Creative | Evangelism - Training | Leadership - Church | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: February 2019
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

The 9-months OM Chile Intensive Mission Training (IMT) programme is for people who want to prepare for missions.  In the process they will also get to know God better and understand themselves more clearly. The program provides a great balance between classroom teaching and real-world training in practical mission work. The next IMT is from February 1st until November 1st 2019.

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Ecuador

Categories: All - Finance | All - Communication | IT - Administration | Evangelism - Administration | Evangelism - Training | Office Work - Administration | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: January 2018
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

Would you like to be actively involved in the preparation and equipping of future missionaries to reach the least-reached of the world? Would you like to use your organizational and administrative skills to support this ministry?
OM Andean Region is looking for an administrator to be responsible for the logistics of organizing this important training.

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Categories: Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: January 2018
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

Would you like to be actively involved in the preparation and equipping of future missionaries to reach the least-reached of the world? Would you like to use your experience as missionary to coach future missionaries in their practical experience?  Do you enjoy leading and coaching young Christians in their desire of serving God in the mission field?
OM Andean Region is looking for a Coach/Leader for the practical phase of our missions training program.

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Categories: Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Teaching - Other | Personnel - Training
Start Date: June 2018
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

This is an intensive training & mentoring program to equip Christian men and women for missions, providing spiritual discipline, cross-cultural intelligence, and practical tools to prepare you to live and serve effectively in a cross-cultural environment, in order to contribute to teams world-wide.”

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Categories: Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2 years

Are you passionate about equipping people and preparing them to thrive in the least reached places of this world?

The OM Latin America Area Leadership is looking for a person who can serve as a Training Officer for OM Latin America and help coordinate our training efforts for missionaries wanting to serve with OM. Our vision is to send 2000 Latinos that will not be ready to not only survive but thrive in difficult environments.

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Germany

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Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Church Plants/Discipling | Leadership - Church
Start Date: August 2018
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Missions Discipleship Training (MDT) is an intensive training program aimed at equipping you for a missional life wherever God calls you. We focus on growing you in your journey as a follower of Christ.
Are you eager for more of God and desire to grow and experience His working in and through you? MDT Love Europe is a foundational Discipleship course to help you grow as a believer.  It prepares you for a lifetime journey of following Christ and equips you to be His Ambassador to the nations.

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Ireland

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Categories: Evangelism - Children/Youth | Evangelism - Creative | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training | All - MDT
Start Date: September 2018
Commitment Length: 1 year

Immersion is 11-months of life fully involved in God's word, Gospel centred ministry, and cross-cultural missions. Initially, you and the team will participate in lecture-style training on biblical topics and practical skills. The remainder of the year is spent serving alongside a local ministry where your training will be applied daily. Interested? Keep reading!

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Israel

Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Campaigns/Challenges | Evangelism - Children/Youth | Evangelism - Specific People Groups | Office Work - Travel
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

I2N- Israel 2 the Nations is looking for members to make this pioneering opportunity a reality. The vision is to have a team that is focused on evangelism to young Israelis worldwide.

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Malaysia

Categories: All - Evangelism | All - Teaching | Evangelism - Students | Leadership - Church | Technical - Teaching
Start Date: Anytime
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Young people today are searching for what is real and what works in their lives. They are moving from childhood to adulthood. Some have already started a friendship with Jesus but lack a mentor to disciple them in their relationship with Christ, while others have never heard of Christ. Around the world, there is a tremendous need for full-time youth workers, who have a deep desire to see young people develop in their walk with Jesus. In many circumstances, creativity is needed to find ways to make connections and build relationships with young people. Do you share our passion to see young people discover who Jesus is and be built up to become men and women who follow Him? Consider joining us on this journey!

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Mexico

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Categories: All - Finance | IT - Administration | Evangelism - Administration | Office Work - Administration
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Across OM, we have a strong need for individuals gifted in administration to aid ministry taking place on the mission field. Those with administrative skills are needed in almost every facet of ministry to ensure that outreaches, meetings and programmes operate with efficiency, and that tasks, paperwork and coordination involved in organising people and events is accomplished with completeness and attention to detail. If this describes how God has wired you, consider here how you can use your administrative gifts to see more vibrant communities of Jesus followers established among the least reached.

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Categories: All - IT | IT - IT Server
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Do you like to develop and use of your IT skills that you could put to use to serve God? Have you ever considered how you can use IT to do missions and bless others?

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Categories: Evangelism - Sports
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Sports fields of all kinds are at the centre of every community around the world, filled with people competing and sharing life together. We believe every sports field can become a harvest field for discipleship and generate hope for families and communities through the transforming love of Jesus Christ. We want to see athletes and coaches, local churches and communities make the most of sports through sharing Christ in relational and relevant ways, such as hosting community sports activities, engaging in sports leagues, training coaches and athletes in applying biblical principles to sports, and much more.
If you have a passion for sports and a passion to bring the gospel to those who have never heard before, come find your fit with OM.

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Categories: All - Evangelism | All - Riverboat | All - Ships
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Since our beginnings, we have been driven by a deep conviction that everyone should have the opportunity to hear the gospel at least once. Sadly, there are still thousands of peoples and communities that have never heard about Jesus, ever. Do you share our passion for these people to hear of His fame and renown? Come. Join one of our teams and be amazed at how God is working in lives and communities around the world, and be amazed at how He works in your life, as well. We are looking for you, and many more like you, to join us on this journey to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers established among the least reached all over the world.

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Moldova

Categories: All - Evangelism | All - Technical | Evangelism - Children/Youth | Evangelism - Creative | Evangelism - Co-ordinator/Leader | Leadership - Church | Teaching - Children
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Exciting evangelism time with children, youth and home visits. Grow in your walk with God and develop relationships within an international team and with local people.

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Mozambique

Categories: All - IT | Evangelism - Students | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Children | Teaching - Training | Teaching - Other | Personnel - Training
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

Use your teaching skills to train missionaries and church members how to work with vulnerable children and youths who live on the streets. Equip people to work with vulnerable children and youths in a professional, godly and sustainable way.

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North Africa

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Categories: All - IT | All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Specific Faiths | Evangelism - Church Plants/Discipling | Evangelism - Tentmaking | Leadership - Church | All - Critical
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

Be part of God’s PLOT with hands-on orientation and training to prepare for long-term ministry. You will support and contribute to the work of long-termers while studying language (local Arabic dialect), learning culture, and developing your own ministry and residency platform. You will also be able to travel and see what life is like around the country.  The aim is to learn, be exposed to many different experiences and discover how YOU can make a difference here, long-term, sharing the Gospel!

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Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Specific Faiths | Evangelism - Specific Language | Evangelism - Tentmaking | Evangelism - Training
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

STEP out to serve and support long-term ministry and gain valuable experience. You will learn some of the local Arabic and be immersed in culture, while supporting long-termers in their ministries or in supportive roles like child-minding or home schooling. You will also be able to travel and see what life is like around the country. The aim is to learn, be exposed to many different experiences and discover how YOU can make a difference here!

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Ships

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Categories: All - Evangelism | All - Relief & Development | IT - Development | Evangelism - Other | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training | All - Ships
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

OM Ships International (OMSI) is a faith mission funded through gifts and revenue from the bookfair on board. All crew and staff serve as volunteers who raise their own support.

Volunteering on board Logos Hope, you will be impacted as you participate in this life changing adventure

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South Africa

Categories: All - IT | Evangelism - Children/Youth | Evangelism - Church Plants/Discipling | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: January 2018
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Are you young at heart and a free spirited adventurer who knows that there must be more to life than just study, work 9-5 for 40 years and then wait to die, but you are still uncertain what that is? Would you like to take a year off after school and explore the options that life has? Then this adventure gap year is just the place for you.

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Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training | All - MDT
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Has God been talking to you about sharing your faith with others? 

Has He laid a particular people group or country on your heart? 

Do you know that God is calling you to be a labourer in the fields that are ready to be harvested?

  • ....and yet you are still at home, struggling to follow Him, because you just do not feel you have the knowledge, training, skills or practical experience needed to step out.

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South Asia

Categories: All - IT | All - Evangelism | All - Publishing | All - Literature | Literature - Distribution
Start Date: Anytime
Commitment Length: 2 years

In the remote mountains, there are many unreached people groups. Millions are untouched by the transformational impact of the gospel, simply because no one has yet taken it there. We are working hard to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers among these least reached!
Join us in our Mission Exposure  Program for two (2) years and be part of what God is doing to expand His Kingdom to the least reached peoples of the Himalayas.

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Spain

Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Training | Leadership - Church | Teaching - Children | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

A one to two-year program to train teams to offer the Gospel to seekers within Europe’s culture of backlash against Christianity. You will be given experience in reaching both Spaniards and immigrants. You will receive training from experienced church planting missionaries and teachers as well as Arab Christians and those with a ministry among North Africans in Spain.

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Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Children/Youth | Evangelism - Church Plants/Discipling | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: January 2018
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

OM works with a church in Casteldefells that is actively involved in youth evangelism, reaching young people through an English club, friendship evangelism, music, sports, power evangelism, etc. Participants will receive training and will help the youth group in their evangelistic efforts. They will also receive teaching about missions and learn about the needs of other countries and/or ethnic groups in Europe. A one year study program is also included.

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Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: January 2018
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

OM works with a church in Casteldefells that is actively involved in youth evangelism, reaching young people through an English club, friendship evangelism, music, sports, power evangelism, etc. Participants will receive training and will help the youth group in their evangelistic efforts. They will also receive teaching about missions and learn about the needs of other countries and/or ethnic groups in Europe. A one year study program is also included.

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Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: January 2018
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

OM works with a church in Casteldefells that is actively involved in youth evangelism, reaching young people through an English club, friendship evangelism, music, sports, power evangelism, etc. Participants will receive training and will help the youth group in their evangelistic efforts. They will also receive teaching about missions and learn about the needs of other countries and/or ethnic groups in Europe. A one year study program is also included.

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Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: January 2018
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Basic six months training in youth evangelism and missions.OM works with a church in Casteldefells that is actively involved in youth evangelism, reaching young people through an English club, friendship evangelism, music, sports, power evangelism, etc. Participants will receive training and will help the youth group in their evangelistic efforts. They will also receive teaching about missions and learn about the needs of other countries and/or ethnic groups in Europe

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Switzerland

Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Specific People Groups | Evangelism - Church Plants/Discipling | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: August 2018
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Wir trainieren wir dich...

  • .. mit den Menschen  in Kontakt zu kommen.
  • .. dein Leben und Glauben zu teilen.

Du wächst im Glauben, sozialer und interkultureller Kompetenz. -> In einem typischen Westeuropäischen Wohnviertel.

Hoffnung für Zürich arbeitet in einem ruhigen Wohnquartier. Die Bevölkerung ist multikulturell. Zusammen mit lokalen Kirchen wollen wir Brücken zwischen Kirche und Gesellschaft, zwischen Menschen und Gott und zwischen Menschen bilden.

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Categories: All - IT | All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Other | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training | All - MDT
Start Date: August 2018
Commitment Length: 1 year

Come to be trained to share your life and hope @ our discipleship programme!

Switzerland seems to be perfect BUT behind the facade one discovers loneliness, struggle with integration, desperation and much more.

Hope for Zurich is based in a quiet and residential multicultural area. We partner with local churches in the city and build bridges between church and community and between individuals.

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Taiwan

Categories: All - Finance | IT - Administration | Evangelism - Administration | Finance - Accounting | Finance - Bookkeeping/Payroll | Office Work - Administration
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

Would you want to use Professional Finance Skill to serve God? You don't have to be perfect, you just need to have a humble heart and willing to learn. We are looking for A Humble Servant and follow Jesus Christ.

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Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Co-ordinator/Leader
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

If you have good event & ministry planning skills and a heart for mission, then this role may be for you!!

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Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Students | Leadership - Church
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

Young people today are searching for what is real and what works in their lives. They are moving from childhood to adulthood. Some have already started a friendship with Jesus but lack a mentor to disciple them in their relationship with Christ, while others have never heard of Christ. Around the world, there is a tremendous need for full-time youth workers, who have a deep desire to see young people develop in their walk with Jesus. In many circumstances, creativity is needed to find ways to make connections and build relationships with young people. Do you share our passion to see young people discover who Jesus is and be built up to become men and women who follow Him? Consider joining us on this journey!

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United Kingdom

Categories: All - IT | All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Training | Medical - Community | Relief & Development - Community | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Do you have a heart for the people from the Horn of Africa?  Are you willing to learn their language and seek to understand their culture?  Do you want to get to know them, share the Gospel and disciple young believers?    This is a pioneer ministry, very few are intentionally trying to do this, but you will serve with a church and seek to help those from the Horn of Africa meet Jesus and be part of a vibrant community of Jesus followers.

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Categories: All - IT | All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Training | Medical - Community | Relief & Development - Community | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Do you have a heart for the people from the Horn of Africa?  Are you willing to learn their language and seek to understand their culture?  Do you want to get to know them, share the Gospel and disciple young believers?    This is a pioneer ministry, very few are intentionally trying to do this, but you will serve with a church and seek to help those from the Horn of Africa meet Jesus and be part of a vibrant community of Jesus followers.

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Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Other | Evangelism - Specific Faiths | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training | All - MDT
Start Date: January 2018
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Are you ready to live your life for Jesus, discover God's purpose for your life and join an adventure that will impact the world around you?
Then MDT is for you!
Expand your faith, see God work and discover missions.
Missions Discipleship Training (MDT) is OM's foundational training course preparing you to step out into missions at home or overseas.
Based in/near two of Europe’s most culturally diverse cities, Birmingham and London, you will find the world on your doorstep.

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Zambia

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Categories: All - Teaching | Leadership - Bible Teaching | Technical - Teaching
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

We are looking for an administrative secretary to provide administrative support for the teacher training team at the Teacher Training Centre in Kabwe, Zambia and teachers in the OM community schools in Kabwe. Skills required for this position include excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills, proficiency in typing, telephone, filing and other clerical skills, and a high level of computer literacy.

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Categories: All - Teaching | Leadership - Bible Teaching | Technical - Teaching
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in His paths.” Isaiah 2:3


Do you have a heart to bring transformation to the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children? Do you desire to empower men and women to become agents of change in their communities?

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Categories: Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

We are looking for a certified teacher to provide English/language instruction for the teacher training centre in Kabwe, Zambia.  This person would instruct adults to improve English fluency and provide instruction on how to effectively teach English, reading, and writing in the primary grades using various different instruction methods.

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Categories: All - Teaching | Leadership - Bible Teaching | Medical - Education | Technical - Teaching
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob,
that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in His paths.” Isaiah 2:3
Are you ready for a life changing experience? Do you have a heart to bring transformation to the
lives of orphaned and vulnerable children? Do you desire to empower men and women to become
agents of change in their communities?

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Categories: All - Teaching | Leadership - Bible Teaching | Medical - Education | Technical - Teaching
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

Short Description: Literacy. Teachers. Orphans. Transformation. Education. Jesus. Africa. Does your heart beat with these words? We are waiting for you to join our team at the OM College of Education in Kabwe, Zambia to fulfil God’s call for your life by serving in our newly established library.
 
Are you ready for a life changing experience? Do you have a heart to bring transformation to the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children?

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Categories: All - Technical
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

We are looking for a certified primary/math teacher to provide Mathematics instruction for the teacher training center in Kabwe, Zambia. This person would instruct adults to improve math skills and provide instruction on how to effectively teach math in the primary grades using various instructional methods.

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