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 programme 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 Apply by

February 2025

08 February* - 06 June 2025 16 December 2024
Cost  £3,050 (excluding flights, insurance, visas, DBS and any vaccinations required)  
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.

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


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.


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.  


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



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.

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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.

We highly recommend you join OM in the UK’s Getting into Gear weekend (GiG) which you can attend in the may or October before you join. This is a weekend of training and orientation which will be conducted in Shropshire and will cost an additional £75.

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

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