"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 REACH. REACH is a 5-6 month missions experience filled with training, mentoring, cross-cultural community life and ministry experience. Join together with people from other nations and backgrounds in a diverse cross-cultural team at one of the many different REACH opportunities 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 REACH 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)
REACH: Sahel (Zambia)
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 REACH.
REACH in Romania/Moldova
Duration: 5 months or 1 year
Commencement: 5-months option (February 1 to July 9, 2022); 1-year option (September 2022 to July 2023)
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.
REACH in Ireland
Duration: 5 months
Commencement: 1 February - 30 June, 2022
REACH is based in Rahara, County Roscommon, where our REACH community will grow together in knowledge and love for God and His people, as well as our understanding of God's mission on Earth. We will grow in our ability to lead, and our understanding of how to impact communities of different cultures with the Gospel by taking what we learn in our training and using it in our ministry opportunities. In Roscommon we will seek to benefit our local community, and from Roscommon we will go around Ireland to help local churches reach their communities with the Gospel.
REACH: The City (UK)
Duration: 3 months study followed by (depending on travel restrictions being lifted) a short-term mission placement early 2021. -.
Commencement: 14th September 2020
REACH in the UK is responding to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainty by offering missions and discipleship training in a virtual classroom, with a joined up mission placement for all participants once training has been completed. It will be different, but REACH Live! will have all of the key values of REACH at the heart of this programme - personal mentoring, quality training from experienced mission practitioners, developing important spiritual disciplines, exploring our life story in light of our identity in Christ, as well as the exciting possibility of adding new elements to our training by taking advantage of the wisdom and experience of other OM fields and REACH programmes.
Duration: 3 months study followed by Mission Placement (minimum 2 months)
Commencement: early January; early September
REACH: The City (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. REACH: The City (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. REACH: The City (UK) will bring quality training and practical experience together in a way that will bring lasting change to participants.
REACH: Silk Road (Turkey)
Commencement: 30.01.2021 – 03.07.2021
We aim to give you:
-knowledge and experiences to help you grow, and continue growing, in your knowledge of, and intimacy with God and awareness who you are in Christ.
- an understanding of God's heart for the nations. We particularly focus on what God is doing amongst Muslim people in the world and within our movement, while exposing youto various opportunities. You will learn biblical and proven skills and tools to engage Muslim peoples. You will be provided with opportunities to apply what you`ve learned within Turkey and another Muslim country.
The REACH: Silk Road (Turkey) 5 month discipleship programme is an awesome opportunity for you to connect with the least reached at the same time that you grow in your faith and your relationship with God and others.
REACH: Sahel in Ghana
Duration: 5 month REACH Training, optional 3 months cross cultural training (Sahel)
Commencement: February 2022 – July 2022 (REACH Training); September 2022 — December 2022 (Cross Cultural Training)
Focus: To prepare workers for the Sahel and other least reached areas of our world. Participants should be Christians and able to read and write basic English. Certificate is awarded on completion.
REACH:Sahel in Ghana is an intensive cross cultural discipleship training which involves equipping believers for the nations, with the ambition of seeing vibrant communities of jesus followers among the least reached. It`s a 5 month intensive residential training focused on the spiritual formation of our participants, the understanding of God’s mission and becoming equipped to reach the least reached, especially in the Sahel. Participants will be exposed to diverse practical ministry experiences such as school ministry, Kayaye ministry, medical outreaches, visit to least reached communities and have a time with missionaries on the field to get the feel for missions.
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!
Pray that a wave of Jesus followers will rise up and invest in a REACH 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? A REACH experience could be your gateway to a life really well lived. Let’s talk!