South Africa

Mission Discipleship Training (MDT)

Has God been talking to you about sharing your faith with others? 

Has He laid a particular people group or country on your heart? 

Do you know that God is calling you to be a labourer in the fields that are ready to be harvested?

.....and yet you are still at home, struggling to follow Him, because you just do not feel you have the knowledge, training, skills or practical experience needed to step out.

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Requirements

Why not take the first step by joining our Missions Discipleship Training (MDT) program to deepen your Christian walk and get equipped for ministry at the same time?

Come and learn more about God, yourself, team life and a variety of ministries in a cross-cultural environment that is guaranteed to blow your worldview apart!

The MDT is an intensive program which is focused on helping you to live life as a committed Christian and to be equipped for the future ministry opportunities God has prepared for you.

- Must be at least 18 years old
- Have a good level of spoken English
- Able to relate and connect with people from different nationalities
- Be a team player
- Have a  strong desire to share learn/grow
- No experience needed as full training will be given

We have two intakes per year: February - July and September - January.  You can extend your time in South Africa to a year by getting involved in other OM ministries in South Africa.

Please note: This is a non-salary position. Members need to raise funds and support from friends, family and churches

Start Date

As soon as possible

Commitment Length

6-12 months

All jobs/opportunities on this site are unsalaried. Most people joining OM have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters.

Photos from South Africa

Stories from South Africa

Dear missions

“Dear Missions,

It’s been a while since we first started on this adventure together….It’s been good and I’m thankful for this opportunity, but there are a few things I wish you had told me before I boarded that first plane. So I’m writing you this letter with the hope that the next person to join you will know some of these things beforehand. And that those already with you will know that they are not alone.”

Back to the future

“The new year is here,” says Renette. “The world tells us to make new year’s resolutions and nothing is wrong with doing that. Let’s not just look to the new year, let’s remember and celebrate the past year.”

Combining personal passion with ministry

Ride2Transform allows teams on two wheels to pedal far and wide, praying and sharing the love of Christ in least reached areas in Europe and Africa.

Cling like a gecko

“‘…cling to what is good.’ I want to cling to what is good in the Lord’s eyes with all my strength,” says OMer Rebecca. “Cling like my life is on the line. Cling to His goodness. Cling to His grace. Cling to His love. Cling to His Word. Cling to His promises. For I know they are good.”

Love yourself

“It struck me the other day that I can only love others as much as I love myself,” shares Renette. “Now that I say it, it sounds so obvious. If there is something I struggle to love about myself—like my weight or lack of self-confidence—then these are the things I also struggle to love in others. If someone has more confidence than I have, jealousy creeps in and I struggle to love their confidence.”

Turn to Him

“People would ask me how it was going, how I liked the city, and without fail some comment about the weather would pop out of my mouth quicker than I could swallow it back. The weather. That’s what I chose to talk about day after day. Because it was safe,” shares OMer Rebecca. “I didn’t want to admit it, but I was struggling. I wasn’t sure what I was doing or where I was going in life. But saying that I was struggling out loud felt like failing and I am not one for failure.”