OM Arts- Visual Artists City Outreach Leiden: Netherlands

The desire is to reach people through art through the gospel and to show God's love. We do this in and around the Marekerk, a seventeenth century church in the center of Leiden, a characteristic Dutch city. Because the church is located in the middle of the center and many people walk past this church, this is the perfect location to organize an outreach. It is a city with a rich Christian history but at the moment there are many people who do not know God. Many students and people from other nationalities live in the city. There is also a strong art tradition in the city. Every year, an art route is organized along art workshops. This outreach therefore fits well with the culture of this city.

The outreach will be held in collaboration with the local church that meets every Sunday in this church. It is their desire to reach fellow citizens with the gospel. They have been doing this for some years now through art exhibitions. In the first days of the outreach, the preparations will take place and materials can be purchased for the workshops. During this outreach week there is room to exhibit your own work and to engage with visitors. In addition, the intention is to organize art workshops in which visitors can participate.

Dates:Friday, 17 August 2018 – Sunday, 26 August 2018
Apply by:Saturday, 19 May 2018
Cost:$738 [USD] (participants from United States)
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome

Ministry Details

As an art team you work together with the local church. By means of exposing your own work and giving workshops, the gospel can be shared with visitors. In addition, support, train and mobilize people from the local church in sharing the gospel.

Participant Profile

First and foremost, you have a heart for Jesus and you want to share the gospel. You are an independent visual artist and you are able to pass on this knowledge through workshops. You are creative, flexible and serving. In addition, you are a social person who likes to engage in conversations with people.


You will stay with host families attachted to the Mare Church.


Food and catering will be provide by Operation Mobilisation and is included.


You can travel to Schiphol Airport (AMS). From Schiphol you can take the train to Leiden Central Station.


You have to be in normal health to join the outreach


Within Europe no visa is required. Contact your OM Office for more information


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