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 (2) Argentina (1) Austria (2) Bosnia & Hercegovina (1)
Brazil (1) Central Asia (4) Chile (3) Colombia (1)
Costa Rica (1) Ecuador (1) El Salvador (1) Germany (1)
Guatemala (1) Ireland (4) Israel (3) Japan (4)
Malaysia (1) Mexico (5) Moldova (3) North Africa (4)
Panama (1) Romania (1) Ships (1) South Africa (2)
South Asia (1) South East Asia (1) Spain (3) United Kingdom (4)
Zambia (1)

Arabian Peninsula

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

To engage the indigenous peoples of the Arabian Peninsula and learn about marketplace opportunities in the region. This will be accomplished by studying language and culture full-time for two years, participating in a language learning team and networking in your field of employment.

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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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Argentina

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

would you like to support the development and implementation of Child Safety policies within the Latin America Area?

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Austria

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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 experience how you can make a difference in the life of (mainly) Muslim immigrants?

Building Bridges is an intercultural ministry among immigrants, refugees and Muslims. As bridge builders we live and promote intercultural, respectful friendships between Christians and Muslim. This will make God’s love known to them and supports integration. We have teams in two locations, in Linz/Traun and in Graz.

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Help us communicate about what God is doing in Austria and beyond. Be part of not only informing people but helping them to pray, give and go as God has called them to. Come and join our communications team and become part of God’s work in Austria.

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Bosnia & Hercegovina

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

As an accountant on the mission field with OM, you will use your financial management skills toward the purpose of seeing vibrant communities of Jesus followers established among the least reached. This important role is vital to ministry on the field. As an accountant in OM, you would provide accountability for the cash transactions conducted on the field and perform duties to assist with accounting functions pertaining to bank accounts, budgets, journal entries, financial reporting and administrative changes, guided by precedent and guidelines of established polices. Participation in local ministry and team life may also be aspects of your role.

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Brazil

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

would you like to support the development and implementation of Child Safety policies within the Latin America Area?

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Central Asia

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Start Date: September 2019
Commitment Length: 2 years

1. Develop a People Care culture on Field & Teams of loving & valuing people, leading & caring for them with grace and integrity towards ongoing growth & development, so that the communities around us see Christ reflected in how we live personally and in community with each other.
2. Facilitate ongoing spiritual, emotional, relational and practical support and development for individuals as well as teams to remain healthy, resilient and fruitful while serving on the Tajikistan Field.

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

Field Vision: We want to see vibrant communities of Jesus Followers among the least reached.

Responsible to: Field Leader (and Field Leadership Team)
Department Vision:
To lead the Tajikistan field in devotion to God extending leadership through the WACA regional / field and country leaders.
Position Goal:
To see the Field Leader successful in providing leadership to OM Tajikistan.

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2 years

Main Function: Should be able To promote and facilitate excellence in Tajikistan’s overall placement, management, training and care of personnel and the implementing of OM personnel policy and practice in the Tajik Field.

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

Purpose of this position: To facilitate an increase in the number of recruits joining Tajikistan field.

Working Relationships:  Position falls under the Field Personnel Department and will  report to the Field Leader and WACA Personnel Officer. Other close working relationships include the ACO, WACA FPO’s, Field Short-Term Coordinators and relevant Sending Field personnel

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Chile

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

The 7-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 April 1st until November 3rd 2020.

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: +3 years

Of the over 12,000 homeless persons in Chile, more than half of them live on the streets of Santiago. If you have a calling to serve among the poor and marginalized, have strong leadership and training abilities, we would love to have you on our team! We are seeking someone who can lead our homeless ministry with specific emphasis on training, mobilizing and equipping students, volunteers and the local church to serve among the marginalized unreached people groups in the 10/40 window.

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

would you like to support the development and implementation of Child Safety policies within the Latin America Area?

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Colombia

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

would you like to support the development and implementation of Child Safety policies within the Latin America Area?

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Costa Rica

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

would you like to support the development and implementation of Child Safety policies within the Latin America Area?

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Ecuador

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

would you like to support the development and implementation of Child Safety policies within the Latin America Area?

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El Salvador

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

would you like to support the development and implementation of Child Safety policies within the Latin America Area?

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Germany

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Start Date: as soon as possible
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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Guatemala

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

would you like to support the development and implementation of Child Safety policies within the Latin America Area?

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Ireland

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Start Date: January 2020
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

As a bookkeeper serving on the mission field, you will provide much-needed support to the accountant on the OM team, and you will fulfil a vital ministry role toward the purpose of seeing more vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least reached. We are looking for knowledgeable, detail-oriented individuals who will handle the paperwork associated with OM's business and ministry transactions, including petty cash, data entry, bills, accounts, banking and record keeping. Participation in local ministry and team life may also be aspects of your role

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

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 have a heart for (young) people and a desire for them to hear of His fame and renown? Come and be involved in many different activities including kids clubs, Big Red Bus ministry, creative evangelism and much more!

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Start Date: August 2020
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Do you have a desire to grow in your faith? Do you want to be trained in practical ministry skills and want to be challenged to put your faith into action?  Come and join our 11-month MDT programme! Together with other young adults from all over the world you will be trained and discipled and serve alongside local ministries and churches to reach the people in Ireland with the Gospel.

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

Do you like to serve in an efficient way? Do you have a passion for administration, organisation and practical logistics? You could help our National Director to manage his responsibilities so he can lead OM Ireland effectively.

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Israel

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2 years

Our team in Israel is looking for people with a passion to see new churches planted among the least-reached, churches that are making disciples who are in turn making other disciples. Experience in this area is valued, but not necessary to join. Training can be provided by those on the team with experience in this area. We are working among both Jewish and Arab communities, especially in the Galilee.

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Start Date: September 2019
Commitment Length: 1 year

I2N - Israel 2 the Nations, is looking for people to make this pioneering opportunity a reality. The vision is to send a team focused on evangelism to young Israelis traveling in Argentina/Chile, New Zealand and South Asia, then following up with some of them after returning to Israel at the end of the program. A two-month period of training in Israel will prepare participants before they travel. For outdoor enthusiasts, hiking & rock climbing with Israelis are available ministry opportunities.

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Start Date: September 2020
Commitment Length: 1 year

I2N - Israel 2 the Nations, is looking for people to make this pioneering opportunity a reality. The vision is to send a team focused on evangelism to young Israelis traveling in Argentina/Chile, New Zealand and South Asia, then following up with some of them after returning to Israel at the end of the program. A two-month period of training in Israel will prepare participants before they travel. For outdoor enthusiasts, hiking & rock climbing with Israelis are available ministry opportunities.

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Japan

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: +3 years

As an accountant on the mission field with OM, you will use your financial management skills toward the purpose of seeing vibrant communities of Jesus followers established among the least reached. This important role is vital to ministry on the field. As an accountant in OM, you would provide accountability for the cash transactions conducted on the field and perform duties to assist with accounting functions pertaining to bank accounts, budgets, journal entries, financial reporting and administrative changes, guided by precedent and guidelines of established polices. Participation in local ministry and team life may also be aspects of your role.

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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. We are looking for people with a passion for Jesus and a passion to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers established among the least reached. We focus on evangelism, discipleship and church planting among those who have never yet heard of Christ. Do you share this passion and want to be involved in either pioneering or joining church planting initiatives? If so, we are looking for you, and many more like you, to join us.

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: +3 years

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? 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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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: +3 years

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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Malaysia

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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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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

Do you have an interested in working in the area of Child protection? We are looking for a person who willing to promote understanding of Child safety policy in the field, and facilitate OM’s response to any Child Safety Incidences.

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2 years

We are looking for a person who is gifted in:

  • Developing and maintain the stragtegical relations with financial partners, supporting churches, foundations, and prospective partners.
  • Working closely with field leader and international parties for the implent of the financial stategy
  • Training new recruits in building a partnership team.
  • To increase the financial support for personnel, projects, and field ministries.

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

would you like to support the development and implementation of Child Safety policies within the Latin America Area?

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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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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

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

Do you enjoy teaching English and have a heart for missions? Well then, we have a great job for you here in Moldova that combines both these passions.  There is a great need to come alongside our Moldovan missionaries by helping prepare, equip and make possible to send more to the least reached areas of the world. You can also use teaching English as a form of outreach evangelism in the villages. Come join us, you are needed!

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Do you have a passion for others to understand God’s mission in this world and dream for others to thrive in serving Him with all of their heart, in whatever situation God places them? Could you work as part of an international team whose objective is to equip and inspire people that join our training programmes?

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1 year

Do you desire to dedicate one year to God in cross cultural missions?  Begin the journey of developing the skills to disciple others, cross culturally with OM Romania from September. OM Romania will create a program for your first 5 months to compliment the training you will receive within the MDT e³ program. Spend the rest of your time in an intensive training program aimed at equipping you for a missional life which makes disciples of others, wherever God calls you.

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North Africa

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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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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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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

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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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: +3 years

Use your skills to teach, guide, and challenge new team members as they go through the Field Training

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Panama

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

would you like to support the development and implementation of Child Safety policies within the Latin America Area?

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Romania

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1 year

Do you desire to dedicate one year to God in cross cultural missions?  Begin the journey of developing the skills to disciple others, cross culturally with OM Romania from September. OM Romania will create a program for your first 5 months to compliment the training you will receive within the MDT e³ program. Spend the rest of your time in an intensive training program aimed at equipping you for a missional life which makes disciples of others, wherever God calls you.

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Ships

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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

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Start Date: Anytime
Commitment Length: 1 year

The Africa Trek Internship is a 12 month leadership development and discipleship program. It seeks to develop young people with potential and disciple them to become high quality, effective disciple-makers and leaders who know their identity in Christ and who know their calling. The Africa Trek is a challenging environment and acts as an effective medium in developing leaders efficiently, achieving great results in a short time span.

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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

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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 remote mountians.

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South East Asia

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

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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Spain

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Start Date: as soon as possible
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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Start Date: as soon as possible
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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Start Date: as soon as possible
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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United Kingdom

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

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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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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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

MDT exists in the UK to train disciples for mission in an urban context. The majority of the world, and most unreached peoples, now live in cities. Based in one of Europe’s most culturally diverse cities, MDT will invest in you through high quality training and mentoring, so that you can know God and His world better and meet the challenges of discipleship and participation in God’s mission to reach the unreached.  This is followed by a Mission Placement of 2-9 months.

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

MDT exists in the UK to train disciples for mission in an urban context. The majority of the world, and most unreached peoples, now live in cities. Based in one of Europe’s most culturally diverse cities, MDT will invest in you through high quality training and mentoring, so that you can know God and His world better and meet the challenges of discipleship and participation in God’s mission to reach the unreached.  This is followed by a Mission Placement of 2-9 months.

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Zambia

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Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

To oversee and assist with  all of the support services of the field, communication, finance, personnel, IT, transport, administration etc.

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