The STEP (Short Term Exposure Programme) is a unique opportunity for young people to serve God on board the ship for 3 months.

Life on the ships is fast-paced and can be intense. Come with a servant heart, an attitude to learn, a willingness to be flexible and this could be the experience of a lifetime. Many who have been on STEP bear witness to the huge impact it has made on their lives, and to how God has worked in and through them.

  Dates Apply by Arrival port Cost
STEP 4 FULL Thursday, 31 October 2019 - Wednesday, 15 January 2020 13 September 2019 Salvador, Brazil £1,270
STEP 1 2020 Thursday, 16 January - Monday, 20 April 2020 15 November 2019 Port of Spain, Trinidad £1,550
Step 2 2020 Thursday, 28 May - Wednesday, 19 August 2020 13 March 2020 Cork, Ireland £1,335
  This programme is repeated around every 3 months. Further dates will be made available. 
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomesorry, no married couplessorry, no familiessorry, no groups

Ministry Details

Living and working alongside people from different nations gives you firsthand experience of what it takes to be a cross-cultural Christian worker. It is both challenging and enriching. The days will be filled with practical work in one of the ship's departments (40 hours per week/ 8 hours per day). Outreach Teams are one day per week; you will participate in an assigned ministry experience. It might be an on board programme or an onshore event.

Participant Profile

Participants should be in good health, flexible and be willing to learn. You must possess a passport that is still valid for at least 6 months at the leaving date from Logos Hope. You must be able to agree to abide by all ships policies.


On board the ship, in a 10-berth cabin where there is minimal storage and communal bathrooms.


Nutritious meals are served in our dining room on board three times per day. The menu is set by our Executive Chef and is often determined by the food available. Unfortunately, we cannot cater to specific eating habit or diets (vegetarian, gluten free, low cholesterol, low carb, etc.), but try to offer a variety of option at each meal.


Must arrange own travel to and from the ship and visa if required. The arrival port will be in Chile, but has not yet been confirmed. Travel/health insurance cover is required


Must be in excellent health, able to cope with hard physical work (sometimes in hot humid climates).


We'll advise on application whether you will need a visa.


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

Price excludes flights, visas, insurance & any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

The price includes OM UK’s Getting into Gear weekend (GiG), in Shropshire, which you can attend either from 3-6 April 2020, 19-22 June 2020 or 23-26 October 2020 (if before the STEP you would like to join). This is a weekend of training and orientation.

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

Please note the ports and dates can change at any time due to many different reasons. 


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