We believe God calls all UK Christians to be involved in some way in world mission. OMF partners with UK churches and individuals who share these convictions and provides opportunities to place, pray for and support those sent into mission with a focus on the peoples of East Asia.
For over 150 years OMF has helped UK churches send thousands of workers into purposeful cross-cultural ministry. If you are passionate about reaching East Asia’s people, join with OMF to pray for and support those sent into cross cultural mission.
Prayer and Faith
Finance is one, but by no means, the only vital resource needed to sustain our workers in ministry. For OMF, faith and finance are inseparable. Depending on the Lord, we do not ask for funds believing God will supply all the resources needed to serve his purposes through his people, and we pray daily for this provision. OMF members are not guaranteed a ‘salary’ or particular level of income, being dependent on the resources God provides. In this way, we have proved God’s faithfulness for over 150 years.
Our Worker’s Needs
Every OMF worker is given a budget of essential costs necessary to keep them in their ministry. The amount varies considerably from person to person, depending on their family circumstances and the country or ministry they’re involved in. It breaks down roughly like this:
- Language learning
- Ministry tools
- Travel etc.
Personal living costs
- Children’s education
- Medical expenses etc.
Contributions towards OMF’s overall ministry and administration:
- Recruiting new workers
- Producing resources for informing about OMF and East Asia
- Home and international office support
In confirmation of God’s call, all new and returning workers need to have:
- A sending church
- 30 committed prayer partners
- The appropriate proportion of their estimated annual budget pledged in a demonstrable way.
Supporting Our Workers
To support particular workers or the work of OMF more generally, please prayerfully set up a Direct Debit or complete the pledge or Standing Order Form. Gifts ‘for the support of’ a member of OMF will normally be used for that member’s budget. However, where other higher priority needs exist, OMF may choose to use these gifts for those purposes instead. Since our inception in 1865 (as the China Inland Mission), OMF has had a policy of corporate sharing.
Most (approx. 75%) of the income we recieve is dedicated to individual members’ support. So we need an indication that each member is likely to receive sufficient personal support for their life and ministry. (If necessary this personal support can later be topped up from general funds). This process constitutes the member’s financial clearance. All regular giving commitments are counted towards the finance clearance for a worker to depart for their field of ministry. One off gifts given for new members will be divided by the number of years intended for the first term of service and counted towards finance clearance. One off gifts received whilst a member is on Home Assignment are not counted as this often has a distorting effect on the member’s level of support income.
We are also pleased to accept and process vouchers from your account with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), Stewardship Services, etc.
Cheques & Cards
Cheques should be made payable to ‘OMF International (UK)’ and sent direct to OMF, Station Approach, Borough Green, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 8BG. You can give on this website using Credit/debit cards.
The Lord has many times provided for the needs of the Fellowship through legacies left by supporters. If you would like more information about this please contact the OMF Finance Department. 01732 887299
Cheques made payable to ‘OMF International (UK)’ may be sent to:
OMF International (UK), Station Approach, Borough Green, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8BG.
Speak to your Mission Secretary or Treasurer if your church already gives to OMF.
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