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?

Then MDT is for you!

MDT (Missions Discipleship Training) exists in the UK to equip disciples for mission in an urban context. Based in one of Europe’s most culturally diverse cities, MDT will invest in you through high quality training and mentoring so that you can know God and His world better, meet the challenges of discipleship, and join in God’s mission to reach the unreached.

An initial 3 month period of intensive training is followed by a Mission Placement of 2-9 months. Expand your faith, see God at work and discover missions in an urban context.

  Dates Apply By Cost
 January 2020 Friday, 10 January - Monday, 13 April 2020 Friday, 06 December 2020 £1,950
 September 2020 Friday, 11 September - Saturday, 12 December 2020 Friday, 31 July 2020 £2,050
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

There is an opportunity to extend for up to 2 years, joining ministries in the UK or abroad (subject to approval of your sending office). Please enquire for more information if you are interested in this.

Ministry Details

MDT offers an exciting introduction to cross cultural mission while helping you to deepen your relationship with God and to grow in discipleship. MDT is a five month+ programme – in two parts.

The first part is an intensive period of training and preparation which will enable you to understand mission at the heart of God, equip you for effective communication of the Gospel across cultures, give you skills for a disciplined devotional life, tools for ministry, a deeper understanding of yourself, as well developing team building and leadership skills.

The second part, following your training, will be an overseas Mission Placement which will enable you to serve God within an effective urban existing ministry in Europe or Asia. Join MDT for five months+ and you will not be the same again! Enjoy team life, interactive classroom training and urban ministry among the least-reached.

Please have a look at what the teams get up to via Instagram.

Participant Profile

You will need:

  • to be at least 18 years old
  • have a good level of spoken English (will be assessed)
  • a desire and openness to allow God to work in your life
  • a desire to learn and grow as a person
  • a willingness to live and function as part of a team
  • an openness to people of other faiths and cultures


Accommodation is in single-sex dormitories.


We need to know in advance of any special dietary needs (vegetarian, dairy-free, food allergies, gluten free, etc.)


You need to travel to Birmingham, UK.


Participants should be in average good health and able to walk a reasonable distance without difficulty. If you think this requirement rules you out, talk to us and we will see what adjustments we may be able to make for you. Each participant is responsible to obtain appropriate emergency health and medical insurance for the overseas mission placement.


UK citizens do not need a visa for this option for the 3-month training period.

The overseas Mission Placement may require a separate visa depending on the location chosen.


Applicants must be 18 or over.

Price excludes travel to and from the placement.

The September option price includes OM’s Getting into Gear weekend (GiG), in Shropshire, which you can attend either 3-6 April 2020 or 19-22 June 2020. 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.

During your period of training you will be based at the OM Training Centre (formerly Lifehope) on the outskirts of Birmingham, UK.

All training will be in English, though some language and study support may be available (if needed).

The mission placement will incur additional costs depending on location and length of placement.

There is an opportunity to extend for up to 2 years, joining ministries in the UK or abroad (subject to approval of your sending office).

If you would like to apply, please contact us for the relevant form using the button below.


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