"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 Missions Discipleship Training (MDT). MDT is a 5-month missions experience filled with teaching, mentoring, and ministry that combines 'real world’ biblical studies with cross-cultural adaptation and opportunities to experience an array of ministry options.  Join together with people from other nations and backgrounds in a diverse cross-cultural team at one of the many different MDTs 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 MDT 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)

Please contact your local OM office for more information about joining one of our MDT programs

MDT South Africa

Language: English
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!


MDT Zambia

Language: English
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 MDT.


MDT Love Europe (Germany)

Language: English
Duration: 6 months or 1 year
Commencement: Late September to February


MDT Eastern Europe Extreme (Moldova & Romania)

Language: English
Duration: 5 months or 1 year
Commencement: 5months option - Jan to Jun; or 1 year option – starting with GO conference in August.


MDT Immersion (Ireland)

Language: English
Duration: 1-2 years
Commencement: From Sep 2018



Language: English
Duration: 5 months
Commencement: 02 September 2018 (expected to attend Go conference in NL prior to MDT in the UK)


MDT Switzerland - Hoffnung für Zürich Team

Language: English
Duration: 5 months and 1 year
Commencement: 5 months - August 2018 to January 2019. 1 year – August 2018 to July 2019


MDT The Caravan – Turkey

Language: English
Duration: 1 year
Commencement: Feb – June 2019



Pray that a wave of Jesus followers will rise up and invest in an MDT 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? An MDT experience could be your gateway to a life really well lived. Let’s talk!