Long-term (4+ years)
Why long term?
Long-term or “career” missions is a frightening thought. It involves a commitment that is hard to contemplate. So why is career missions at the heart of OMF’s strategy for Taiwan?
If you want to deeply impact people, you need to get to know them.
Although we promote short-term missions, we believe that, by far, the greatest impact comes when we are willing to stick around for the long haul. It comes from those people who learn the language and culture, build deep relationships and demonstrate by their love that Taiwan and her people matter—not only to them, but also to God.
With our focus on reaching working-class people, long-term is especially important because of the need to gain trust and establish relationships before the gospel can be heard. Building relationships takes time!
This is why long-term mission is at the heart of our ministry strategy. (Long-term can be anything from four to 40 years.)
If we want to reach a significant number of Taiwan’s working class with the gospel, we need more missionaries who will stay here for the long term—many more!
Browse through the rest of this website learn about some of the ministries our long-term missionaries do, including: work with children and families, personal evangelism, church planting, discipleship, work with the urban poor, and much more.
We have urgent needs for people to join some of our new ministry teams here in Taiwan. We need people to join our youth and family outreach in Wanhua, Taipei; to expand our church planting teams, and to help establish our new ministry to prostitutes, and several more. There are tremendous opportunities and many open hearts, but there are simply not enough people to bring in the harvest.
If you would like to know more about the sort of people we are looking for and the work to be done, either contact us or find out about our most urgent needs here.
Mission with OMF is not just about doing a job. It is also about joining our OMF family. When new workers arrive, we place a premium on looking after them, giving them the best training in the Chinese language (up to two years full-time), and helping them establish a solid foundation for a lifetime of fruitful ministry. In fact, OMF International is renowned for its excellent orientation, member care and ongoing training.
Taking that step of long-term commitment is hard. But if this is where God is leading you, you certainly won’t regret it. Read a testimony from one of our members here.
Anyone who is considering a career in missions will have a lot of questions. It is important to choose the right fit in terms of mission agency, country and ministry. We will be more than happy to answer any of your questions.
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact OMF in your home country.