“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33) One of the most powerful testimonies to the all-sufficiency of future grace is the “faith principle” that has governed the lives of so many missionaries, notably those of Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF). Without condemning...
Our mission is to glorify God by the urgent evangelization of Thailand.
Dependency on God: We depend on God to speak to us through His Word, and that He listens to us when we pray to Him. We seek to encourage our members in God’s Word and prayer through our regular meetings and our fellowship. We depend on Him to give us fruit in our ministry in seeing Thai people won for Christ. We depend on Him for our daily needs and income. Our financial system strives to strike a balance between our individual trust in God’s provision and our corporate responsibility to share with one another.
Strong identification with the National Culture: We strive to identify as much as possible with the Thai culture by becoming proficient in the language, using appropriate Thai mannerisms, dress codes and body language, as well as living at a standard which will enable us to minister effectively to the Thai around us. While being culturally knowledgeable, we may at times choose to be counter-cultural in order to reflect Kingdom values.
Focus on Church Planting and Evangelism: We maximize our effectiveness by striving towards our vision of reaching Thai people for Christ and seeing a movement of biblical, indigenous churches that will then reproduce and reach out to others. As a result we seek to have the majority of our members working in church planting or in ministries that enhance and empower that vision.
Reproducible Models of Ministry: We seek to use methods and means that can be reproduced by and taught to the Thai Church wherever possible. With Thai Christians we do evangelism and church planting that they can continue when we leave. We therefore think carefully about issues that affect the continuation of the ministries that we start such as which methods we use, how much money we use, how we will train others to continue what we have started and the standard of living that we adopt as Christian workers.
Member Care and Development: We want all our members to be effective in ministry and healthy in all areas of life. Member care and development consists of: 1 – God’s care of us, 2 – appropriate self-care, 3 – mutual support through “one-anothering”, and 4 – organizational care and development structures. OMF Thailand seeks to provide appropriate support, care and development to our members through people, places, programmes and procedures.