What We Do - International
Teaching & Training Ministry
The Philippines remains an open country to the gospel. The population has grown rapidly to just over 100 million (according to data in 2015). Although the evangelical church has also grown to around 12% of the population, many are first-generation believers needing intentional discipleship. False teaching and quasi-Christian groups are proliferating.
As part of our mission to help “equip” the church in the Philippines, we are engaged with various training institutions and programs. Both theological and missiological training through established seminaries and by local level extension training continue to be needed.
Church-Planting & Evangelism
Half of the 42,000 barangays (or communities) do not have an evangelical church. The majority of these communities are in provincial towns or rural areas. In order to impact these unreached places, mature church planting teams are needed.
We need workers who are willing to serve within the socio-religious networks of these unreached areas. We need people who are prepared to live away from the convenience of cities amidst the stress of insurgent activity, regular “natural” disasters and periods of isolation.
We invest in the well-being and development of OMF workers serving in the Philippines. In order to do that well, we need people to provide member and medical care, to facilitate training & development for our missionaries, to provide education & care for their children, and to provide administrative support. We also need managers for our two guest homes.
As we aim to have 93 new workers by 2020, we also need to expand our infrastructure and resources in order to welcome and integrate them well into service to the Lord here in the Philippines.
We always seek to partner with those working to facilitate indigenous biblical church movements which often means being prepared to work alongside or under the leadership of national workers. We are committed to learning the language, culture and worldview of the people we seek to serve. Those joining us have to be committed to the long haul of this learning process.