fACTOR

2 Oct 2024 -
20 Dec 2024
GBP 1980.00

Trip Type

Outreach

Group Size

2-6

Apply By

20 Aug

Country

Belgium

Trip Overview

ZavCentre (ZC) often hosts missionaries, volunteers, and representatives from church and Christian organizations around the world. Besides 60 beds, we have video and audio recording studios, workshops, and the Belgian OM office. fACTOR is a three-month volunteering and discipleship programme in Belgium. It's an opportunity to explore faith, while serving practically at ZavCentre, our guest house and conference centre.

Applicants must be 18 or over. fACTOR is tailored towards participants aged 18-40.

If you live in the UK, you can use this link to apply now https://www.uk.om.org/short-term-mission-application-form

Price excludes flights and insurance and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

It is highly recommended you join OM UK's Getting into Gear weekend (GiG) either in May or October before you join. This is a weekend of training and orientation held in Shropshire for an additional cost of £75.

As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate if the ministry you choose involves working with children, which may cost an additional £15.

What To Expect

Two thirds of a fACTOR participant’s workday will be spent doing regular or project based practical tasks like cleaning, painting, and other activities related to the upkeep of ZavCentre. The other third of the time will be dedicated to intentional discipleship and mentoring aimed at helping participants explore and dive deeper into their faith.

In their first week with us, participants will be assigned a personal mentor who will walk alongside them throughout their time in Belgium. They will also join occasional day outings, enabling them to see and experience more of Belgium.

Participant Profile

Age Range: 18-40

  • Have a desire to serve others
  • Motivated to be discipled and learn about faith
  • Open to being challenged and to grow
  • Flexible with their time

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be accommodation provided?

Participants will live in community in Zaventem, Belgium. It's a town only a few minutes away by train from Brussels and the International Airport.

Will there be food provided?

Meal costs are included in the overall fee, having said this, participants will often cook together as a team. Dietary restrictions are to be communicated in advance.

Do I need to make my own travel arrangements?

Participants are responsible for travel costs and arrangements to and from Belgium.
We suggest flying into Brussels International Airport, with airport code: BRU. Participants will be picked up at the train station or the airport. A programme leader will contact them prior to the day of arrival to arrange pick-up details.

What should my health condition be like?

Participants must be in generally good health. They should be physically able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.

Do I need a visa?

Applicants should check if they need a visa to come to Belgium.

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