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One and two year programme

We are now accepting applicants for January 2020.

Inquiries regarding joining at another time can be directed to your local OM office.

January 2020

Two year programme


This number represents the number of people with any background, be it with trade skills or general, we need to join Logos Hope this coming January 2020 to take part in our one and two year programme.

Currently 12 men and 22 women are accepted for our one and two year programmes.

Each week we will update this information.

The numbers only reflect those that have definitely been accepted by OM Ships and their OM National office and not those in process. Acceptance by OM Ships is on first come, first serve basis and will depend on timely acceptance by the OM National office and fulfillment of the joining requirements as set by the OM National office of the applicant and OM Ships.

Do you want to…
…join a unique international community?
…thrive in a motivated, hard-working team?
…experience God at work in the world?
…develop skills to share your faith?

OM Ships International's one and two year programme is at the heart of the organisation's focus on sharing knowledge, help and hope by transforming lives and communities through literature provision, aid projects and a message of hope in God. If you want to commit one or two years of your life to serving God and people, then read on!

As you can see the highest need is for people who will join us for two years. Not only has experience taught that those who stay for only one year often experience a sense of loss for not going for the second year, the Logos Hope also needs a majority of two year people to continue to operate. It is often in the second year that those on board receive greater opportunities in terms of work departments, position development or training in various areas. In a sense they are part of the backbone to continue to operate the ship, due to their gained experience during their first year.

Community Living

With so many people from many different countries, life on board could be compared to one big multicultural party, but actually, this experience brings with it both rewards and challenges. You may not have very much personal space, but you do have the opportunity to develop deep lasting friendships, and learn a lot about the world from those around you.

On-the-job Training

Your time on board is a great opportunity to find out and develop your skills, giftings and passions in life. As well as several weeks of pre-ship training, preparing you for the next years, and teaching important ship safety procedures, you will continuously receive on-the-job training - whether in your work department, outreach skills, leadership development or more.

Hard Work

You will work for eight hours a day, five days a week, in one of the ship's departments, such as the galley, cleaning team, deck, engine room or book fair. Although you can state your work preference, you must be flexible and willing to serve wherever you are needed. After several months there may be opportunities to pursue other jobs, or take on leadership responsibilities. While work on board is demanding, each department aims to create a fun environment which fosters individual growth.

Sharing knowledge, help and hope

Each week, you will spend one day interacting with local port communities, whether on board or as part of the many teams visiting hospitals, prisons, schools, churches and many more locations on shore. This allows you to experience firsthand the lives and situations of people all around the world, and to share your own stories and testimonies of faith with them.

Spiritual Growth

On board, you will have a unique opportunity to develop and deepen your relationship with God. The ship provides many resources to enable you to do this - community activities such as morning devotions, prayer evenings, worship times and study groups, as well as teaching books, mp3s and DVDs - with the aim of helping the individual take responsibility for their own spiritual growth. Your time on the ship becomes what you make of it!

I'm interested - what do I need to do?

To participate in the one and two year programme you must:

  • be at least 18 years old, and in good health.
  • speak English at a reasonable level.
  • raise financial support to cover your basic living costs on board.
  • have a sending home church who can support you spiritually during your time.

How to apply

After reading through all the information on this page, please fill in the pre-application form and let us know of your interest and please indicate any specific skills you have as well.

"It's awesome to see the Lord at work." Christy, USA

"I wouldn't trade my time on the ship for anything!" Alexander, Germany

"Being on board has given me more confidence, direction and vision." Glenys, New Zealand

"The best years of my life!" Elin, Sweden


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