Participant Profile

You will need:

  • to be between 18-29 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

Details of Ministry

During REACH you will join participants from other nations and backgrounds in an international team. REACH is a full-time, residential training programme. It’s designed for participants to pull away from their normal life and give their full attention to the experience of living in a multi-cultural community, which will help prepare them for cross-cultural missions.

Classroom: classroom time will enable participants to understand the biblical basis of mission and build a strong foundation for your works in mission. It will include teaching, workshops, simulations, small discussion groups, worship, and Bible studies.

Outreaches : participants will travel and serve with OM teams in European countries including Ireland, Moldova, Serbia, Romania and some of the UK’s biggest multi-cultural cities including London, Birmingham & Liverpool which will help them gain first hand mission experience and put learning into practice.

Living cross- culturally: participants will be living as part of a multi-cultural community and get to know different cultures as they work, learn, and grow together. 

Coach-Mentoring: Participants receive individual attention from an experienced Jesus follower who can help them on their journey, and personal development. Weekly sessions will help participants set goals and move towards them through the programme.

Training modules: as detailed below

Training Modules

Orientation: participants will be able to understand OM history, values and vision, understand basic logistics of the programme and understand cross-cultural community living, all of which will enable them to get the most out of REACH.

Spiritual formation: participants will be able to have a better understanding of knowing and loving God, knowing and loving themselves and knowing and loving others. They will also have tools to intentionally grow in spiritual and emotional maturity.

Evangelism: participants will be able to scripturally understand and clearly and confidently present the gospel and have developed some basic skills in presenting the gospel through a variety of methods, to a range of people.

Purpose and calling:  participants will understand who God created them to be, the gifts and strengths He has given them and how they find their places in God’s mission on Earth, while exploring the universal missionary calling to each of us.

VCJF: participants will be able to understand the Great Commission, the purpose for discipleship, be equipped with simple tools for making disciples who make disciples and understand basic strategies for how to start discipleship making movements.

Leadership and Teamwork: participants will understand biblical models of leadership and the OM leadership framework. They will be equipped with foundation-level tools for leading small groups that can also be applied to their next ministry fields, including in the topics of servant leadership, conflict resolution and basic teamwork principles.

Missions: participants will be able to understand the purpose of missions; the biblical foundation for missions; evangelism amongst different world faiths; how to understand, assess and contextualise evangelism in a different culture and how to effectively mobilise the church for missions.

Transition, Debrief and Re-entry: participants will have effectively debriefed their time at REACH and understand the challenges of transition and re-entry.

Accommodation

Accommodation is a variety of dormitory-style rooms. You will live, eat, pray, plan, and have fun with others on your team. Participants will likely share a room with people from other countries. There will be a separate accommodation for male and female.  You will be responsible to clean your accommodation and wash your bed linen regularly. Washing machines are available for you to do your own washing.  

Food

When you arrive, there will be some basic food in your accommodation and the first meals will be organised for you. However, in the first week you will be shown where to do grocery shopping and will be expected to plan, shop, cook and eat most meals together as REACH participants. Please let us know in advance any special dietary needs (vegetarian, food allergies, dairy-free, gluten free, etc.)

Travel

The closest train station to the OM UK base at Quinta is Chirk station. We are happy to offer pick up from Chirk station.

Health

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.

Visa

The overseas outreach(es) may require a separate visa depending on the location(s)

Notes 

  • Applicants must be 18-29.
  • All training will be in English
  • As part of our safeguarding policy, you will require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which may cost an additional £15

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