The Year Programme GSM is a 10-month training designed for individuals to grow in their relationship with God and their identity in Christ. We want each participant to be shaped and inspired to be the person God has made them to be. We aim to provide tools for participants to grow in their relationship with God. We will walk with them as they wrestle, learn, do, and grow. At the end of the programme, we hope each participant will be able to contribute to our VCJF vision.
o Between 18 and 30 years old.
o Has a desire to be challenged in their personal and spiritual life, and are excited about new opportunities, learning, and growing.
o Is motivated and eager to learn one of the local languages of Belgium.
o Is prepared to live in community with others.
Visa Requirements: Due to current visa related issues, we can only accept participants with a passport from the EU or Schengen Area.
What a working week in the Year Programme looks like:
o Dedicated teaching blocks, discovery Bible studies, and book discussions.
o 12 hours per week of practical ministry time (e.g. Online Evangelism, Maintenance/Cleaning, Communications, Events, etc).
o Participation in ‘OM in Belgium' team meetings.
o Language learning & local integration.
o Local volunteering & outreach.
o Meetings with a personal mentor.
In- house programme modules content
The Year Programme consists of three modules, each of which covers an important part of Christian faith and life. Participants will learn through teaching, studying, and practical learning.
Module 1: Knowing yourself and others
o Who am I?
o My secret life with God (Solitude)
o Accountability lifestyle
o Spiritual Disciplines
o Rest & Boundaries
o Love languages
o Team dynamics / Belbin test
o Resolving conflicts well
Module 2: Living as a disciple
o Identity in Christ
o The Trinity
o Mentoring as a lifestyle
o Lead a Bible study
o Disciples making disciples
o Leadership skills
o Emotional intelligence and convictions
o Kingdom theology
o Knowing your gifts and your calling
o Spiritual gifts
Module 3: Living with purpose
o I have influence
o Building vibrant communities of Jesus followers
o What is a missional lifestyle
o Stewardship of resources
o Outreach projects (humanitarian, social justice etc…)
o Mission trips
o Optional for long termers : fundraising
NEXT INTAKE: JANUARY 2024