Please be aware that joining this outreach will depend on the current UK government guidelines and that of Belgium as well as the travel restrictions at the time of departure.

Do you want a chance to serve the Lord in an international missions' hub during this significant time in history? OM in Belgium invites you to join Pivot, our new short-term mission programme, which provides an amazing opportunity to be part of Christian missions’ history by volunteering alongside our missionaries as we navigate life through the COVID-19 pandemic.

We invite participants who are able to come to Belgium to serve with us for periods of between 2 to 12 months. The main focus will be to grow in your walk with the Lord while helping out practically. 

Participants will follow a guided self-study Bible programme and will be assigned a personal mentor. The programme will also include skill development time for them to learn or sharpen a skill. We would ask participants to focus on a skill that will support their service to the Lord in the future as well as one that can be self-taught

  Dates Apply by
August Sunday, 01 August - Sunday, 31 October 2021 18 June 2021
September Wednesday, 01 September - Tuesday, 30 November 2021  20 July 2021
October Friday, 01 October - Friday, 31 December 2021 17 August 2021
November Monday, 01 November 2021 - Monday, 31 January 2022 18 September 2021
Cost £1,730 (excluding flights & insurance)
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

Ministry Details

Participants could be involved in one or more of the following depending on language, skill sets, and needs in Belgium: 
social media content production, digital communication, building improvements and repairs, hosting of online events, office administration, music and video recordings, housekeeping/ house maintenance, online evangelism, etc

Participant Profile

Pivot is a programme designed for individuals who are self-motivated. A mentor will guide the participant during their time with OM in Belgium, but we expect them to be disciplined to follow their own study programme and goals. Participants must be comfortable in English. Knowledge of French and/or Dutch is a plus, but not required.

Accommodation

You will be accommodated on site at the OM Belgium main conference and office facility. You will be living in community with other volunteers, guests and OMers from around the world. The ZavCentre is currently home to 5 long-term OMers. Pivoters will be welcomed to participate in community events. 

Food

Participants will be responsible for their own catering and will use a shared kitchen to prepare meals. 

Travel

Participants are encouraged to arrive at Brussels International Airport (BRU). Flight and travel costs to Belgium are not included in the outreach cost. Participants may be required to take a COVID test pre arrival and quarantine at the ZavCentre depending on current Belgian regulations.  Please contact your local OM Office for travel arrangements. 

Health

Each participant is encouraged to have their own travel health insurance and be in reasonably good health. 

Visa

British citizens do not require a visa for entering Belgium for less than 90 days.

Notes 

Price is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

It is highly recommended you attend OMUK’s Getting into Gear weekend (GiG) in the April, June or October beforehand which is a time of training and preparation. Please enquire for details.

Applicants must be 18 or over. 

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