This depends on the field. For some it has to be a minimum two year commitment; on others one year, or in some cases as little as 6-7 months. The sheet of information on minimum age, time and finance requirements has some details – if you need further information or clarification, please ask.

All our fields need long-term workers. Some, after completing their initial commitment want to remain, or move to another field. With consultation with your field, OM UK and your church, this is all possible. Others leave to study, getting professional or missionary training before returning to OM. Many people join with a long-term view in mind who already have proven gifts and abilities that fit into a long-term ministry.