fACTOR is a three-month (but reduced to 2 months in July) volunteering and discipleship programme in Belgium. It’s an opportunity to explore faith, while serving practically at ZavCentre, our guest house and conference centre.

ZavCentre (ZC) often hosts missionaries, volunteers, and representatives from church and Christian organisations around the world. Besides 60 beds, we have video and audio recording studios, workshops, and the Belgian OM office.

  Dates Apply by
Monday, 03 April - Friday, 30 June 2023 17 February 2023
  Monday, 03 July - Wednesday, 30 August 2023 17 May 2023
Monday, 02 October - Wednesday, 20 December 2023 15 August 2023
Cost

£2045 for April & October options

£1380 for July option which is shorter

(costs exclude flights, insurance, any possible vaccinations & DBS)

Ages 18+ 
Suitable for single people welcomesorry, no married couplessorry, no familiessorry, no groups
 

Ministry Details

Two thirds of a fACTOR participant’s workday will be spent doing regular or project based practical tasks like cleaning, painting, and other activities related to the upkeep of ZavCentre. The other third of the time will be dedicated to intentional discipleship and mentoring aimed at helping participants explore and dive deeper into their faith.

In their first week with us, participants will be assigned a personal mentor who will walk alongside them throughout their time in Belgium. They will also join occasional day outings, enabling them to see and experience more of Belgium.

Participant Profile

Participants should:

- Have a desire to serve others
- Be motivated to be discipled and learn about faith
- Be open to being challenged and to grow
- Be Flexible with their time

Accommodation

Participants will live in community in Zaventem, Belgium. It’s a town only a few minutes away by train from Brussels and the International Airport. 

Food

Meal costs are included in the overall fee, having said this, participants will often cook together as a team. Dietary restrictions are to be communicated in advance. 

Travel

Participants are responsible for travel costs and arrangements to and from Belgium.
We suggest flying into Brussels International Airport (BRU). Participants will be picked up at the train station or the airport. A programme leader will contact them prior to the day of arrival to arrange pick-up details. 

Health

Participants must be in generally good health. They should be physically able to stand and walk for extended periods of time. 

Visa

British citizens can travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa.

Notes 

Price is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

Applicants must be 18 or over. This placement is tailored to participants aged 18-40.

As part of our safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which will cost an additional £20. 

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