REACH South Africa (February 2025)

8 Feb 2025 -
6 Jun 2025
GBP 3000.00

Journey Type

Outreach

Group Size

1-30

Apply By

16 Dec

Country

South Africa

Journey Overview

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. 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!

The cost is for the whole REACH program is USD 3750. This is an estimate figure please contact your home office for more details.

The Connexion cost may vary according to the program that is customised for the participant.

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4gKS52xELNs7WSRLsFAkdA Applicants must be 18 or over. This placement is tailored towards participants aged 18-65.

If you live in the UK and are interested in applying, you can use this link https://www.uk.om.org/forms/short-term-mission-trip-enquiry-form

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

It is highly recommended you attend OM UK's Getting into Gear preparation weekend in Shropshire either in the May or October before you go. This is an additional £75 and is a weekend of training and preparation.

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

What To Expect

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.

Participant Profile

Age Range: 18-65

Participants need to:

  • Have a love for Jesus and a desire to share your faith
  • Be flexible and have willingness to work as a team
  • Have a good English language ability. This program is for English speakers from anywhere in the world. All instructions will be taught in English.
This journey is available to applicants from:
Brunei
Malaysia
Faroe Islands
American Samoa
Australia
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Cook Islands
Fiji
French Polynesia
Heard & McDonald Islands
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Nauru
New Caledonia
Niue
Norfolk Island
Pitcairn Islands
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tokelau
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Wallis & Futuna
Ireland
Germany
Åland Islands
Estonia
Finland
Sweden
Denmark
Greenland
Iceland
Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Caribbean Netherlands
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curaçao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Grenada
Guyana
Haiti
Jamaica
Montserrat
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & Grenadines
Sint Maarten
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands
Canada
Netherlands
Suriname
Lesotho
South Africa
Eswatini
Falkland Islands
Gibraltar
Guernsey
Isle of Man
Jersey
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
United Kingdom
British Virgin Islands
Liechtenstein
Switzerland
Your country is not on the list? Please talk with us and we will try to work something out for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be accommodation provided?

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

Will there be food provided?

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.

Do I need to make my own travel arrangements?

Participants from overseas must plan to arrive at Johannesburg Airport. For the date of arrival and departure please contact your home office.
All travel during the outreach time is covered and organised by REACH.

What should my health condition be like?

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

Do I need a visa?

You can only enter South Africa with a Passport, not an ID card.

Please check visa requirements at: http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/types-of-visas and contact your home office for guidance and the necessary paperwork.

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