There are so many people all over the world that don’t know Jesus. Do you want to do something about that? We are on a mission to put a vibrant community of Jesus followers in everyone’s reach, especially where there is not already a local church present. Come join REACH in South Africa to be prepared and equipped together with other likeminded people from all over the globe to do just that. You will be trained in practical skills, challenged to grow as a disciple of Jesus, and guided to find your strategic place in world missions!

REACH is a 5-month training program where you will be exposed to different kinds of cultures, ministries, and missions’ opportunities. A Biblical foundation for discipleship provides a structure for spiritual growth, healing, and a platform for sharing your faith. You will participate in a weekly ministry and explore where your passion and skillset can be most fruitful in God’s Kingdom while a personal coach-mentor will walk through this journey with you. You will look at the “why” and “how” of missions while learning about and interacting with other world religions. You will participate in one practical 2-week elective: (Agriculture, Kids and Youth Ministry, Biblical / Social Justice, or Business) before concluding the training with a 2-week outreach where you get to put all that you have been learning into practice somewhere amongst the least reached in South Africa.

  Dates Cost (excluding flights, insurance, DBS and any vaccinations required) Apply by

REACH August 2023

12 August 2023* - 09 December 2023 £2,945 12 June 2023

REACH February 2024

10 February 2024* - 08 June 2024 £2,945 18 December 2023
Ages 18+   
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomesorry, no groups    

*early arrival before the outreach is highly recommended to recover from jet lag and prepare. The earliest you can arrive is the Monday prior to your outreach and there is no additional charge for going earlier. 

Connexion Internship Option After REACH

REACH South Africa is unique because we have an exciting next step in your journey to making Jesus known among the least reached. Connexion is a 6-month internship where you gain a more specific and practical training opportunity. Where you get to serve, will depend on what you have discovered about yourself during REACH and where you feel God is calling you. (E.g. If God is calling you to the Middle East, your internship will be on a field which is already working amongst Muslims, and you might start an Arabic course. Anything to get you as well equipped as we can for the mission field!) This internship opportunity allows you to take your learning and preparation to the next level so you can move from missions exposure to missions experience and competency.

The cost of the 6 month Connexion internship will depend on the country and the programme that is customised for each participant.

Participant Profile

Participants need to:

  •  Have a love for Jesus and a desire to share their faith
  •  Be flexible and be willing to work as a team
  •  Have at least conversational English language ability

Accommodation

During study weeks you will be at the Reach base in Pretoria. On outreaches you will be in villages and towns in South Africa and possibly Lesotho, with local families and churches, amongst some of the least-reached people groups.

Food

Nourishing meals are planned by our OM base teams. Be prepared to also grow in teamwork as you prepare ingredients, cook, and wash plates for the rest of your Reach group.

Travel

Participants must plan to arrive and depart from Johannesburg Airport. Please see notes above about arrival date.

All travel during the outreach time is covered and organised by REACH. Please do not book flights until you have received your acceptance email.  

Health

Participants must be generally in good health. Please advise us of any medical issues we should be aware of and/or dietary restrictions. 

Visa

See https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-africa/entry-requirements 

If you are joining the 5 month REACH training only, British passport holders can go to SA without a visa for 90 days and then request a 90 day extension while there, which the team leaders will help with. If you are joining the connexion internship too, please enquire about your visa.

Social Media

Connect with the REACH in South Africa community and get an idea of the ministry on our social media pages:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omsamdt

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reach_southafrica/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4gKS52xELNs7WSRLsFAkdA

Notes 

Applicants must be 18+ This training is tailored towards those aged 18-65.

Price excludes flights, insurance, any costs for potential Connexion internship, & any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

It is highly recommended you attend OMUK’s Getting into Gear weekend (GiG) held in the May or October before you go which is a time of training and preparation. This is an additional cost of £75. Please enquire for details.

As part of our Safeguarding policy, you will require a valid enhanced DBS certificate, which may cost an additional £15. 

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