"Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” – Philippians 4:9 (NIV)
We learn best when we learn together—and when we put it into practice. Both are at the heart of OM’s intensive training programme Missions Discipleship Training (MDT). MDT is a 5-month missions experience filled with teaching, mentoring, and ministry that combines 'real world’ biblical studies with cross-cultural adaptation and opportunities to experience an array of ministry options. Join together with people from other nations and backgrounds in a diverse cross-cultural team at one of the many different MDTs that we offer around the world. While each training programme has its own unique flavour, style and focus, all are unmistakably grounded in essential biblical values.
Know what you believe, and why, and gain confidence in sharing your faith in any situation. Mastering intercultural team life and dynamics will provide a lifelong asset not found in universities. Immerse yourself in learning another language and worldview. It’s all part of wanting to change the world while being willing for God to change you. Stop talking about proclaiming the Gospel and start demonstrating it—that’s MDT in OM. When can we expect you?
“I had no idea I could learn so much and grow so close to God. A definite highlight of my life and something I’ll never forget. Changed forever. Ruined for the ordinary.” - Nick (Australia)
MDT South Africa
Duration: 6-12 months
Commencement: Feb-Jul; Sep-Jan
We live in a community of many nations and cultures from across the world, learning how to understand and grow together. Alongside this, we take you on several outreaches and ministry days to discover the wide variety of communities, cultures and ministry areas God is using here in South Africa. We aim to prepare you, equip you and expand your world view as you discover all that God has prepared in advance for you to do!
Duration: 6 months
Commencement: 3 intakes per year of 3 months duration each. Mid-Jan to mid-Apr, May-July, Sept-Nov. Discipleship and Missions are separate streams running concurrently with students needing to complete two 3 month blocks to complete MDT.
MDT Love Europe (Germany)
Duration: 6 months
Commencement: August to February
MDT Love Europe – A gateway into Missions in Europe. Are you eager for more of God and desire to grow and experience His working in and through you? MDT Love Europe is a foundational Discipleship course to help you grow as a believer. It prepares you for a lifetime journey of following Christ and equips you to be His Ambassador to the nations. The Mill - Mosbach Germany, is our Home base for living and studies. From here we will launch out in different European Countries for the practical Mission experiences. Missions trip to the following countries are being considered; Albania | Portugal | Serbia | Greece |Sweden| Moldova| Belgium.
MDT Eastern Europe Extreme (Moldova & Romania)
Duration: 5 months or 1 year
Commencement: 5-months option – January to June; 1-year option – September to July
Experience how God calls ordinary people to do extraordinary things! Spend weeks in wild, challenging conditions; build rafts, sail down rivers to unreached villages, explore castles and monasteries, travel by bus, train, trek in the mountains, even learn to ski or snowboard – demonstrating Christ’s love wherever you go. As part of an international team you will practice new languages, share your life and faith with others, and learn the importance and power of discipleship as you help others in their walk with Jesus.
MDT Immersion (Ireland)
Duration: 1-2 years
Commencement: From Sep 2018
"MDT Immersion starts at OM Ireland's headquarters in Rahara, County Roscommon, where participants live and receive training for their first two months in the field. At the end of the two months, participants are sent out in different teams to serve at evangelical churches all across the country! They get to serve the local church for the next eight months while also building relationships in their new communities!"
Duration: 3 months study followed by Mission Placement (minimum 2 months)
Commencement: early January; early September
MDT UK recognizes the move towards cities in the 21st century and their importance for world mission. We are responding to this reality by motivating and equipping individuals and couples who feel called to explore mission and their place in it. MDT UK is in two parts. The first part is an intensive period of mission training in UK's two largest cities. The second part is a mission placement (2 – 9 months) when participants will put learning into practice as they serve God in an effective urban ministry. MDT UK will bring quality training and practical experience together in a way that will bring lasting change to participants.
MDT The Caravan – Turkey
Duration: 1 year
Commencement: Feb – June 2019
Pray that a wave of Jesus followers will rise up and invest in an MDT experience, and that many of them will transfer into a lifetime in missions.
Particularly in developing countries, many young believes are passionate and ready to serve but lack resources for training. You could enable some of them to be released into missions.
Is your faith big enough to reflect God? An MDT experience could be your gateway to a life really well lived. Let’s talk!