We're excited to offer you this opportunity to share the Gospel this Easter in Birmingham. Due to the current travel restrictions, the physical option is for UK participants only but if travel restrictions inhibit there is the option to join us virtually!

Our purpose is to share the love of Jesus with people and bring life and hope to a variety of communities in the Birmingham area.  Investing in people’s lives in this way will build bridges for future follow up, as we desire to reach and disciple people from many nations. We want to equip, train and challenge Christians to reflect Jesus Christ and to use their God given gifts to bring hope to the world.  As a result, we hope to see the community around the church impacted. We also hope that all participants will go away strengthened in their faith and with a deeper desire to share their faith with their friends back at home.

The programme will aim to be varied and related to children, teenagers and adults. The physical team will have the opportunity to connect with people through the means of home visits, get involved with visual Arts, sports and target group events like a ladies night, as opportunities to connect with young and old.

Joining us physically? You will be part of an international team, ministering alongside Birmingham churches, reaching out with the love of God and the message of the Gospel. You will help the church members reach out to its ethnic diverse neighbourhood through various projects. We will give you orientation and training to help you share your faith.

Joining us virtually? Join with our international team, who are ministering alongside Birmingham churches, reaching out with the love of God and the message of the Gospel. You support those on our team who are helping the church members reach out to its ethnic diverse neighbourhood through various projects. Join with the orientation and training to help you share your faith where you are and pray from where you are!

You would join us for a session a day from where you are. There will be training sessions that will support the local physical team, but also remote individuals wherever they are. Hear each day what has been happening in the local context in Birmingham, learn about the local ministries and some stories from the outreach and the people that have met. Then join together with the team to pray. We will also send useful information each day by email to help you feel part of the outreach.

This Virtual Outreach is limited to 30 people. All live sessions will be arranged for UK time, so participants from other time zones would need to be aware. 

  Dates Cost (excluding travel to and from placement and DBS if required)
Option 1 Monday, 29 March - Monday, 05 April 2021 £210
Option 2 Thursday, 01 - Monday, 05 April 2021 £150
Option 3 (Virtual) Monday, 29 March - Monday, 05 April 2021 £10
Apply by 20 February 2021
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomegroups welcomefamilies welcome

Participant Profile

You must be able to hold a simple conversation in English. Previous experience in ministry is not required. 

If you're joining us virtually, you will need a good internet and access to Microsoft Teams. If you don't have this, details on how to download and use this can be provided upon acceptance if required.

Additional details for those joining physically

Accommodation

You will stay either in OM accommodation in Halesowen, or other housing provided by the church.  Please note, it may not be possible for groups, families, or married couples to stay together within the different accommodations. At the OM base there is shared accommodation in bedrooms and dormitories. Wi-Fi is available. 

Food

Food will be provided at our Base or at the churches.  We need to know in advance of any special dietary needs (vegetarian, dairy-free, food allergies, gluten-free, etc.). 

Travel

Participants must arrange their own travel to and from Halesowen or a local train or bus station. In some cases we can pick you up at Birmingham New Street Station. 

Health

Participants must be in good health and physically able to stand, bend, lift, walk and do other physical activities as needed. 

Notes

Individuals applying must be 18 or over.

Under 18's are welcome to apply but must have parental consent and be accompanied by a responsible adult. For families with children, parents need to be aware that they are responsible for their children at all times. We cannot provide childcare. Children under 13 will be included on their parent’s application form.

Couples are welcome, but we cannot guarantee that they will have accommodation in the same room.

This Outreach is limited to 20 people. Due to the current travel restrictions, this is for UK participants only. 

As part of our safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which will cost an additional £20.