About OMF - International
We share the good news of Jesus Christ in all its fullness with East Asia’s peoples to the glory of God.
Through God’s grace we aim to see an indigenous biblical church movement in each people group of East Asia, evangelising their own people and reaching out in mission to other peoples.
In places where there are no churches or limited resources, we humbly and prayerfully engage in church planting. In places where the church already exists, we serve alongside it to strengthen and extend it. Our desire is to see thriving churches among East Asia's peoples that joyfully share the good news with others.
Our founder Hudson Taylor believed the gospel would only take root if missionaries were willing to identify with the culture of the people they wanted to reach. We believe that too. Now, more than 150 years later, our work continues with the same spirit. The same vision. The same desire to see authentic Christian church and witness flourishing among each of East Asia’s peoples, regardless of where they live.
As an evangelistic mission, in fellowship with local churches in many countries, we are called to be a worshipping, praying and caring fellowship committed to world-wide evangelism. We rejoice in our partnership with local churches on all continents, and pray that God will make us a humble, vigorous, attractive fellowship, bringing the good news especially to those who have never heard of Jesus Christ.
We TRUST in God- Praying as an expression of faith is an integral part of our life and service
- We depend on God for holy living, fruit in our work and for all our needs
- We invite others to join us in a life of faith and prayer
We are a FELLOWSHIP- We pursue our vision and mission together
- We care for and support each other and share our resources
- We encourage and enhance each other’s effectiveness
We are passionate to reach the UNREACHED- We focus on those who are overlooked or unengaged
- We constantly evaluate and innovate in line with our vision
- We take prayerful risks and persevere with the task
We practice INCARNATIONAL ministry
- We identify with our neighbours and live an appropriate lifestyle
- We learn culture, language and worldview
- We work in ways that encourage indigenous movements
We PARTNER in ministry
- With sending churches globally
- With local churches in the ministry context
- With like-minded Christians and mission agencies
We lead from the MINISTRY context
- Our strategy is developed by those engaged in the ministry
- Our structures, administration and policies are designed to serve the ministry
- Our various centres work together to accomplish the ministry objectives.
We celebrate DIVERSITY in unity
- We value the diversity that God has given us
- We respect one another and maintain our unity in Christ
We are an international, cross-cultural, Christian mission committed to glorify God through sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in all its fullness with East Asia’s peoples. For the sake of clarity and integrity in all our work and relationships, we humbly declare the following fundamental truths of the Christian faith and mission:
We believe in the one, holy, sovereign, creating and redeeming God, eternally existing in three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the divine inspiration and entire trustworthiness of the Bible, its infallible teaching and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct; and its normative value for all peoples, at all times, in all cultures. We believe that all people without distinction are made in the image of God, but all are now sinners and have incurred both God’s holy wrath and their own shame and guilt. All are therefore in utter need of redemption.
We believe in Jesus Christ our Lord, the incarnate Son of God, uniquely God-man and the only Savior. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, sacrificial death, bodily resurrection and ascension. We believe He has achieved the final defeat of Satan and all evil powers.
We believe in the justification of sinners by God’s grace, through faith in Christ alone.
We believe in the Holy Spirit and His convicting, regenerating, sanctifying and reviving work. He guides and empowers individuals and churches in their service to God and all people.
We believe in the unity and priesthood of all believers who together form the one, holy, universal, apostolic church.
We believe in the visible, personal return of Jesus Christ in power and great glory to judge both the living and the dead. We believe that the Scriptures set out only two destinies for humanity; the joyful prospect of eternal life in the presence of God for those who have received Christ and the agonizing prospect of eternal separation from God for those who have rejected Him.
Rev. Dr. Patrick Fung,
General Director of OMF International
Patrick was born in Hong Kong and is the first Asian General Director working with OMF leaders across the world. Patrick and his wife, Jennie, previously served as medical missionaries in South Asia.
He is actively involved in teaching and preaching ministry and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Lausanne Movement and a member of the International Council of the Langham Partnership International (John Stott Ministries).