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) Belgium (1)
Costa Rica (1) Ecuador (1) Germany (1) Ireland (1)
Israel (1) Mexico (2) Moldova (2) Mozambique (1)
North Africa (4) Ships (2) South Africa (2) South Asia (1)
Spain (2) Switzerland (2) Taiwan (2) United Kingdom (5)

Arabian Peninsula

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: Evangelism - Students | Evangelism - Training | Leadership - Church | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training | All - MDT
Start Date: February 2019
Commitment Length: 1 year

Are you a young adult with a heart for mission?

Starting on the first of February each year, the “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 attend 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 | 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
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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Belgium

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

OM Belgium is looking for a communications officer.
You’ll be part of a sparkling team of long- and short-term OMers, with a programme of worship, prayer, Bible study and evangelism through language learning. We will provide you with top-level training in Communications, leading to membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

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Costa Rica

Categories: All - Communication | IT - Development | IT - Programming | IT - Web
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Would you like to be part of the sending force to see 2000 Latinos reaching the least-reached in the world? Do you have a passion for web development, technology, and computer systems? Do you have experience in coding, data management, and problem-solving skills? 

Country: Costa Rica, can be done remotely from home country.

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Ecuador

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

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

Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training | All - MDT
Start Date: September 2019
Commitment Length: 1 year

Programmes combine 'real world' biblical studies with cross-cultural adaptation and opportunities to experience an array of ministry options. Know what you believe, and why, and gain confidence in sharing your faith. Immerse yourself in learning another language and worldview. It's all part of wanting to change the world while being willing for God to change you. When can we expect you?

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Israel

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Categories: All - Evangelism | Office Work - Travel | Evangelism - Sports
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 Nepal, 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 and rock climbing with Israelis are available ministry opportunities.

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Mexico

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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Categories: All - IT | All - Evangelism | All - Leadership | Evangelism - Students | Evangelism - Training | Leadership - Church | Medical - Community | Relief & Development - Community | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training | All - MDT
Start Date: September 2018
Commitment Length: 1 year

Do you hunger for more of God and desire to be used and grow in your gifting, for His glory? At MDT e³ you will experience how God calls ordinary people to do extraordinary things as you step out in faith and grow in your relationship with the Lord and experience being His hands and feet to the nations. MDT e³ is a partnership between Moldova and Romania with training time spent in both countries. All instruction will be taught in English.MDT is part of One Year program.

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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

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 | Leadership - Church
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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Categories: All - IT | All - Evangelism | Medical - Community | Relief & Development - Community | All - Riverboat | All - Ships
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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Categories: Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
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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Ships

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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Categories: All - IT | All - Publishing | All - Literature | Evangelism - Training | Medical - Education | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training | All - Ships
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Are you looking to improve your English speaking skills as well as serving God?
The English Immersion Program provides lessons in a small group setting as well as one on one tutoring. While in this three month program, students are given service opportunities. This provides English conversation practice with staff and volunteers.
Your ministry training will take place at the Morris Literature Ministry Centre. You will have the opportunity to participate in the OM Ships Florence team life.

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South Africa

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Categories: All - IT | All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Children/Youth | Evangelism - Church Plants/Discipling | Evangelism - Students | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
Start Date: as soon as possible
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 - Literature | Leadership - Church | 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 remote mountians.

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Spain

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Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
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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Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training
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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Switzerland

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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Categories: All - IT | All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training | All - MDT
Start Date: January 2019
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 - 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

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Categories: All - Teaching | Evangelism - Training | Leadership - Bible Teaching | Teaching - Training | Technical - Teaching | Personnel - Training
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Join OM UK to teach English on our well established English Language and Cultural Opportunities (ELCO) programme. We are looking for a dynamic, professional English Language Teacher who is self-motivated and passionate about preparing international people to serve effectively on an English speaking mission team. As an ELCO English Teacher you will have the exciting opportunity to work as part of a committed team, working closely with our other English teachers and mission team in Birmingham.

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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 - IT | All - Evangelism | Leadership - Church | Medical - Community | Relief & Development - Community
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 - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training | All - MDT
Start Date: January 2019
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 an overseas mission placement for at least 3 months.

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Categories: All - Evangelism | Evangelism - Training | Teaching - Training | Personnel - Training | All - MDT
Start Date: September 2019
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 an overseas mission placement for at least 3 months.

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