Sending Christians Globally

Sending is a team activity. We partner with churches, local organisations and other mission agencies to place people to serve.
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How do I know if OMF is the right mission agency for me?

We are looking for people with skills in bible teaching, healthcare, IT, media and more. Our global team is made up of families, couples and singles. If God has called you, there’s a place for you.

We equip our workers to develop strong language and culture skills, so they can be at home and effective in their ministry context.

Effectiveness over the long term requires wholistic support, so we have a strong focus on the care and development of our workers.

This support is made possible through our established local teams, facilities and leadership.

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We partner with the global church

We have a growing global network of sending partners in India, Latin America, Africa and Europe.

These sending partnerships enable us to send people from places where we don’t have an established OMF sending base.

All of these partnerships enable us to see the good news of Jesus Christ shared with East Asia’s people.

Some OMF partner organisations around the world include:

AECM France
AMTB
CAEF France
Comibam
Femedec
OM Danemark
OM Suomi
Provision
Sepal
Unidon en misión
 

Training & Development

We share the Good News of Jesus Christ in all its fullness with East Asia's people to the glory of God.
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We prioritise the wellbeing & wholistic development of our workers. 
Everybody in OMF has the opportunity to participate in training courses and workshops. This varies according to the length of commitment made to serve with OMF. 

The goal of all training is to facilitate growth of relationship with Christ, as well as cultural intelligence and sensitivity to the people among whom we serve.

Candidates course in your sending country

Training takes place in the candidate’s home country, or virtually with opportunities to meet the OMF team. Learn more about who OMF is as well as what is expected of our candidates. Included in this training is how to build up a support network of churches and mission partners.

Each step of the journey in becoming a missionary will include prayer and support from our team. We expect individuals to also journey closely with their churches throughout this whole time. 

Short-term workers will also attend a training course before their placement.

One month orientation course in Singapore or online

This is the final preparation for those going mid-term and long-term. The course provides the time and space for mental, spiritual and practical preparation. We find it helps with the transition to serving in East Asia. 
There is also an opportunity to meet the International leaders, medical advisors, IT specialists, training, and others providing support services.

Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring into the king’s service some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility— young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians.

Daniel 1:3-4
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Language & Culture Training

OMF combines language and worldview learning into one training.
We call this Daniel Learning. Everyone in this phase will have the following:

A Language and Culture Facilitator: Someone to journey with you in your Daniel Learning.

A Learning Plan: A realistic plan to guide your learning of language and culture.

Learning in Community: Learning from-and-with the host people.

Assessment: Various ways of measuring progress in learning.

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Ministry Development

To encourage ongoing development we offer training topics and courses such as:

- mobilisation

- teaching & preaching across cultures

- church planting

- teamwork & strategy

- coaching

- creation care
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Leadership Training

We desire every team member to be equipped as an influencer. All of us have a God-given capacity and responsibility to influence others to grow in God’s purposes for them –whether as a leader, one who inspires mission engagement, an evangelist or a facilitator of a Bible study group.

Families & Children

How to become a missionary with a family

What is a Third Culture Kid?

Third Culture Kids are those who spend a significant part of their childhood away from their parents’ passport culture. This has a profound impact on their sense of identity and belonging.

We care for and equip families by providing resources, encouragement and educational support while advocating for TCKs in line with the vision of OMF.

I am reminded of the story of another man in the Bible who was also a TCK. He was born in Bethlehem, became a refugee in Egypt as a baby, spent his youth in Nazareth, and travelled vastly in the last three years of his life. Although he was known as Jesus of Nazareth, in reality, the Son of Man had nowhere to lay his head (Luke 9:58). Yet Jesus did not come to find a place on earth to root his identity in.

Services provided:

TCK Advisors are available in both sending and receiving countries to provide ongoing support, discuss concerns, schooling options, and the needs of the family. 

An intentional age-appropriate program is provided during the new worker’s orientation course to help children cope with transitions, appreciate other cultures, deal positively with emotions, and feel valued as part of the OMF family.

Young adults are considered part of the OMF family (in terms of financial support, administration etc.) up to age 24.

Child Safety & Protection

OMF has continued to develop awareness, support and training to better care for the missionary family. A comprehensive Child Safety Policy is a key part of the Members’ Handbook. All those who work with children are required to undergo extra screening. 

Medical Care & Wellbeing

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Medical care for our workers is provided by a network of Medical Advisors. These advisors are supported by an International Medical Team based in Singapore. Physical, mental and emotional health is important to us and we offer:
- Screening
- Medical advice
- Counselling
- Insurance advice and support
- Regular medical reviews, including for children

Good medical care seeks to enable workers to serve more effectively and longer, enhancing health and minimising attrition. To provide good medical member care, wise stewardship must be exercised.