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Short Term Opportunities

Serve Asia

Serve Asia is a short-term missions discipleship program within OMF that focuses on equipping individuals for missions. Through individual and team placements, people have the opportunity to participate in a cross-cultural experience, to support long-term workers in Asia, and/or to catch a vision for potential long-term ministry. International teams and church partnership teams are typically set up for the summer months (July-August), but Serve Asia also sends individuals to Asia throughout the year.

As a Serve Asia worker:

  • You can use your skillset and passion to serve God
  • You will become part of establishing God's church in East Asia
  • You will be included in a discipleship community where OMF workers, both locally and abroad, invest in your journey

As part of the missions discipleship program, the Serve Asia team is not only invested in individuals while they are on the field, but also in training participants before they go and then debriefing them when they return to Canada. Our hope is that individuals cultivate a lifelong desire to serve God and share the good news wherever He leads them.

Summer International Teams -

Training dates for Summer 2015: June 19-21, 2015 (Toronto & Vancouver, Canada)
Debriefing dates for Summer 2015: August 21-23, 2015 (Toronto & Vancouver, Canada)

* Training and debriefing for individual placements run as needed throughout the year.

Field Opportunities for 2015

Team Placements

Drylands Teaching Team (July 14 - August 10, 2015)

If you love teaching, join this team and use your skills to work alongside other teachers. You will have the opportunitiy to share your knowledge with students and also build relationships with them both in and outside of the classroom.

Japan: Church Planting Team (July or August 2015)

Serve alongside long-term workers working in northern, rural Japan whit church planting ministries such as English teaching, outreach events and church projects.

Taiwan: At-Risk Kids International Team (July-August 2015)

Be a member of this dynamic international team who run activities and programs in association with the local school and community centre in Taiwan. Serve in two low-income communities characterised by many social problems by sharing God's love to those particularily neglected. Recommended for those under the age of 30.

Team 1: will serve in the Wanhau at-risk children/ youth and family ministry

Team 2: will serve with the Shopworkers' ministry

Thailand: Sattha Football Team (July 9 -30, 2015)

Use your love for sports and join the Satta Football (Soccer) outreach to build bridges in communities and create relationships between people who have not heard the Gospel.


There are various Internship Opportunities available in the Philippines, Thailand and other parts of East Asia.

Prayer Journeys

Prayer is a vital part of the work we do through OMF. We need individuals to pray specifically and boldly for specific community and regional needs and issues. Prayer journeys are organized throughout the year.  Most of them are about 2 weeks long and involve intense times of prayer for specific areas of the world. 

Individual Placements

If there is something specific you would like to do or perhaps there is an area that you want to work in, we can try and facilitate a trip through an individual placement.  This is a trip that is specifically set up for the individual.

Child Care and TCK (Third Culture Kid) Workers

If you want to apply your passion for children or teen ministry this may be the opportunity for you. You can offer spiritual and physical renewal for children through VBS-like programs for 3 to 12-year-olds and youths. For various retreats and conferences, there is an ongoing need for child care workers to help out, as well as for the OMF Orientation Course in Singapore in July and November. Spend a couple of weeks, or up to a month helping out and participating in a couple of field retreats.

To learn more about which countries we send people to through Serve Asia, click here.

More Opportunities

To see more short-term opportunities visit the Heart for Asia web-site, register and then browse through all the available opportunities.

Interested? Have Questions?

If you are interested in a short-term opportunity or would like additional information on specific placements and opportunities, please contact the Serve Asia Coordinator at