fACTOR

3 Jul 2024 -
30 Aug 2024
GBP 1335.00

Journey Type

Outreach

Group Size

2-6

Apply By

24 May

Country

Belgium

Journey 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
This journey is available to applicants from:
Austria
Ireland
Belgium
Netherlands
Suriname
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
Andorra
Spain
Zambia
Germany
Faroe Islands
Åland Islands
Estonia
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Southern Territories
Guadeloupe
Luxembourg
Martinique
Monaco
St. Barthélemy
St. Martin
St. Pierre & Miquelon
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
Japan
Liechtenstein
Switzerland
Hong Kong SAR China
Macao SAR China
Denmark
Greenland
Iceland
Falkland Islands
Gibraltar
Guernsey
Isle of Man
Jersey
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
United Kingdom
British Virgin Islands
Vatican City
Italy
San Marino
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?

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.