Do you have a desire to grow in your faith? Do you want to be trained in practical ministry skills and want to be challenged to put your faith into action?  Come and join our Reach programme! Together with other people from all over the world, you will be trained, discipled, guided to find your place of strategic involvement in seeing Vibrant Communities of Jesus Followers among the Least Reached.

Phase 1 is a 5- or 4-month discipleship training programme where you are exposed to and experience different cultures and ministries. A biblical foundation for discipleship provides a structure for spiritual growth and healing. An introduction to biblical and transformational missions and topical electives connect the Bible to different disciplines. S.H.A.P.E. lets you explore how God created you and your purpose in God’s Kingdom. Towards the middle of Phase 1, we will help you to develop a customised PPP (Personalised Preparation Plan), based on what you have discerned and discovered about your place in building VCJF’s among the least reached.  Phase 2 is the implementation of your PPP which is then a continuation of your journey in practical and holistic missions. The options for phase 2 can be determined before participants get to South Africa; however, we do have a Phase 2 coordinator that works with each participant to finalise their placement if this is still in doubt before you get here.

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Option 1

2023 dates coming soon!

2022 costs:

Part 1: £3,005*

Part 2: £3,545

Option 2

Part 1

Saturday 06 August 2022 - Sunday 04 December 2022

Part 2 (Optional)

Monday 05 December -Friday 30 June 2023



06 June 2022

Cost £3,005  * This is the cost for the first 5 months (excluding flights, insurance, DBS, Covid Tests and the cost of Phase 2 - see details below)  
Ages 18+ This training is tailored towards those aged 18-65  
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups    

Ministry Details

At Reach in South Africa we build our programme around four key areas:

  • RELATIONSHIPS - Living in a vibrant community with people from all over the world
  • INSTRUCTIONAL - Through lectures, workshops, assigned reading and training of practical tools, we lay a foundation for biblical ministry.
  • EXPERIENTIAL – Through practical ministry opportunities, electives and outreach, we give opportunities to understand the hands-on side of ministry.
  • SPIRITUAL FORMATION – We are focused on discipling each individual through one-on-one mentoring, biblical teaching, and living out authentic community.

    A unique part of Reach in South Africa is Phase 2, which is contextual and personal, and you are free to choose to serve in a number of local or international ministries as we help you develop a plan for your future place of strategic involvement in seeing Vibrant Communities of Jesus Followers among the least reached.  

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
  •  Be between 18-65 years old
  •  Have at least conversational English language ability


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.


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, on occasion.


Option 1

Participants should plan to arrive between 31st of January and 3rd of February 2022. Participants will fly to and from Johannesburg Airport. Please do not book flights until you have received your acceptance email. 

Part 1 ends on 5 June 2022 

Option 2

Participants should plan to arrive between 1st August and 4th August 2022. Participants will fly to and from Johannesburg Airport. Please do not book flights until you have received your acceptance email.  

Phase 1 ends on the 4 Dec 2022.


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


For British passport holders no visa is required. 


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

The price includes OM UK's Getting into Gear preparation weekend online, which is run every April, June and October (please enquire for details).

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

To apply, please use the button below to request an application form.

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