If you are interested in taking a year abroad, are looking for a college placement, or feel a career break might be needed in the near future, then Immersion should rank highly on your list of possibilities!

Immersion is an 11-month programme designed for any young person who wants biblical training and full-time ministry experience. The first couple of months in Ireland are based at the OM headquarters, Lacken House, where Immersion participants study topics including evangelism, hermeneutics, and apologetics. As they grow in their knowledge and beliefs, they also learn practical ministry skills such as creative arts; and life skills like stewardship and time management.

After training, the remaining nine months of Immersion are spent at a ministry placement with partner churches located throughout Ireland. Smaller teams of Immersion students will share close community as they live together and serve the church in many different ways.

At the end of the year, Immersion participants have the opportunity to lead a team of short-termers serving during Impact Ireland. Before returning home, Immersion team members will have grown in their walk with Jesus, ability to serve, and have a greater understanding of ministry life. 

Start Date: August 2021
Commitment Length:
 1 year (full-time)


  • A love for Jesus and a desire to share your faith.
  • A God-given sense of call to serve abroad.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work in a team.
  • Good command of the English language.
  • An awareness and willingness to abide by OM Ireland child protection requirements (much work will be with youth and children)
  • Be between 18-30 years old - GAP students welcome!

The next team begins in September, 2021 will you join us?

Most people joining OM raise financial support towards the cost of their salaries/expenses. This is usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters. Training and support in this is provided. It is recommended to attend OM's GO Conference for 10 days in Netherlands in August before your placement and also OM UK's Getting into Gear weekend, in Shropshire, either in the October, April or June before you go (please enquire for specific dates).