GAP year & Career Break Opportunities

We offer GAP Year and carreer break opportunities from three months to over a year

12+ months

AUSTRIA, Arts ministry intern, Minimum 1 year

Whether you are a student in the arts, a gifted amateur or a professional artist (e.g. musician, visual artist, dancer, actor), you are welcome to be a trainee on our ‘Kunst und Kultur’ arts team in Vienna. Our focus is evangelism and discipleship among classical musicians and on sharing hope through music with people from all backgrounds.

CAMBODIA, TeachingMinimum 1 year

Teaching English and/or computing to the youth and children attending our vocational training programmes. There are many opportunities for discipleship and mentoring

5+ months

GREECE, Refugee projects: site coordinator, 6 - 12 months

We need 2 site coordinators – one at the community centre where OM does relational ministries, and one at a downtown relief ministry based out of a local church.

NORTH AFRICA, STEP, 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.

TURKEY, Au pair6 - 9 months

We are looking for ladies who can come for one school year. Tasks would vary and would be focussed on supporting the mum, so that she can be involved in ministry, and/or have help at home with kids and housekeeping.

SOUTH ASIA, Summit - Mission Exposure Programme 20205 month programme starting in February

Join us through our Missions Exposure Program for five or nine months. You will see and be a part of what God is doing to expand His Kingdom to the least reached peoples of the Himalayas. Trek into remote areas, pray for people, encourage our local disciple makers and share the gospel.

MOLDOVA/ROMANIA, Mission Discipleship Training5 month programme starts January or September

Do you hunger for more of God and desire to be used and grow in your giftings, for His glory? Missions Discipleship Training Eastern Europe Extreme (MDT e³) is an intensive training program aimed at equipping you for a missional life which makes disciples of others, wherever God calls you.

TURKEY, Mission Discipleship Training Caravan5 months programme starts February

Missions Discipleship Training participants will grow in knowledge, experience and intimacy with God and awareness of self while travelling around parts of Turkey. You’ll get an understanding of God’s heart for the nations, while we particularly focus on what God is doing amongst Muslim people in the world and within our movement.


3 months

UK, Mission Discipleship Training  3 months UK + 2 months outreach, starts January or September

Mission Discipleship Training with an Urban ministry focus. Starts January or September, followed by 2 – 9 months overseas placement.
Are you ready to live your life for Jesus, discover God's purpose for your life and join an adventure that will impact you and the world around you?

SOUTHERN AFRICA, Trek January 2019: South Africa3 months from January, May or September

Participants (‘Trekkies’) will travel for 3 months through Southern Africa, staying with various local missionaries, serving them the best way possible. You will be discipled through exposure to rural and least-reached African communities, deepen your intimacy with God and help you become an effective disciple-maker.

LOGOS HOPE, Short Term Exposure Programme, 3 month programme starts January, May, August and November

Short Term Exposure Programmes start onboard Logos Hope in January, May, August and November. 
Life on the ship is fast-paced and can be intense. Come with a servant heart, an attitude to learn, and willingness to be flexible and this could be the experience of a lifetime

BELGIUM, Factor: A Discipleship Experience3 month programmes start January, April and October.

Programmes start January, April and October. 
Come and serve practically at OM Belgium’s hospitality centre in Brussels while also diving into discipleship and mentorship relationships to grow deeper in your faith.

FLORENCE USA, OM Ships Short Term Exposure Programme 1 - 3 months

Serve in the OM Ships Ministry Centre in Florence, South Carolina by sorting & packing books for shipping. Other service opportunities are available on an individual basis. Join in with team life and interact with our international OM missionary staff.


Career Breaks with OM


If you are looking to take a Sabbatical or maybe just find yourself between jobs at the moment, there are many ways that you can use that time in Mission with OM. Browse through the current jobs in this list, or contact our Personnel Department and let us help find the right fit for your situation and skill set.


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