fACTOR is a three-month volunteering and discipleship programme in Belgium. It’s an opportunity to explore your faith while serving practically at ZavCentre, our guest house and conference centre.

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.

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 ZC. The other third of the time will be dedicated to intentional discipleship and mentoring aimed at helping you explore and dive deeper into your faith.

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

Participant’s profile:

  • You are between 18 and 40 years old
  • You have a desire to serve others
  • You are motivated to be discipled and learn about faith
  • You are open to being challenged and to grow
  • You are physically able to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • You are flexible with your time

What is OM in Belgium responsible for?

We are responsible for arranging your accommodation, meals, training, work schedules, discipleship, mentorship, ministry opportunities, and including you in our team events and regular team life.

What will you be responsible for?

You will be responsible for your travel costs and arrangements to and from Belgium, to comply with OM in Belgium policies, to not overstay your visa or allotted time in Belgium, personal finances, activities during your free time, and personal spiritual development.

Where will I be staying?

You will be living in community in Zaventem, Belgium. It’s a town only a few minutes away by train from Brussels and the International Airport.


Contact for more info: E-Mail shortterm.be@om.org or the OM office closest to you.


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