Bible College Student Resources - International
Looking for somewhere to do your ministry placement as part of your course?
We have many years of experience creating short-term placements through our Serve Asia programme.
These can often be adapted to suit your school’s requirements and timing for placements.
Serve alongside workers living among East Asian people and learn from local church leaders and believers.
Get in touch to explore your options.
"In the last year of the bachelor programme, we all have the opportunity to go on an internship … I chose to combine [this] with a Serve Asia placement through OMF, because that way you are not just sent overseas for a short but amazing experience, but OMF also really prepares you and guides you before you go and when you come back.
[OMF workers] Dave & Lila were also my internship mentors. They really helped me and encouraged me during my stay in Thailand.
Going to Thailand also really made clear to me why I started studying theology in the first place: to serve God and help to build his church wherever he will send me. My time there not only motivated me for my studies, but it also taught me a lot of things about Thailand and working in a cross-cultural team. But above all, I learned a lot about God, his faithfulness to his people and about prayer."
Mirthe Kuiper, Serve Asia Worker from the Netherlands
Read more of Mirthe's story here.
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Can I do a placement with OMF as part of my Bible college course?
Yes! Short-term mission trips to East Asia with OMF can often be tailored to meet the requirements of your Bible college placement. Please get in touch so we can explore together whether we can meet your the requirements for your course.
How can I use my skills from Bible college in East Asia?
The global church is growing rapidly, and there’s a great need for trainers of local leaders and teachers, Bible college lecturers and those who can support local pastors and churches across East Asia. Find opportunities.
What is the application process for going on mission?
The application process for Bible college placements varies depending on your course requirements and duration. Placements up to one year are part of our Serve Asia short-term mission programme. Talk to a member of our Serve Asia team to find out more.
Why go with OMF?We are one of the largest Christian mission agencies focusing on the people of East Asia. We’re keen to share over 150 years’ experience of doing cross-cultural mission in a changing world. Our work is as diverse as the places we work in: from mega-cities such as Tokyo to the villages of rural Thailand. Our teams include Christians from many different countries and denominations, giving a taste of working in a multicultural team.
We’re also with you every step of the way on your placement. We help with the preparations, language learning and practical details. We also support you while you’re on the placement, not just in your ministry, but in your personal discipleship too. Our support continues when you return and will help you make the most of your experience.
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