OMF is sending Christians globally - New Zealand
We prioritise the wellbeing & wholistic development of our workers.
Everybody in OMF has the opportunity to participate in training courses and workshops. This varies according to the length of commitment made to serve with OMF.
The goal of all training is to facilitate growth of relationship with Christ, as well as cultural intelligence and sensitivity to the people among whom we serve.
Language & Culture Training
OMF combines language and worldview learning into one training.
We call this Daniel Learning. Everyone in this phase will have the following:
A Language and Culture Facilitator: Someone to journey with you in your Daniel Learning.
A Learning Plan: A realistic plan to guide your learning of language and culture.
Learning in Community: Learning from-and-with the host people.
Assessment: Various ways of measuring progress in learning.
To encourage ongoing development we offer training topics and courses such as:- mobilisation
- teaching & preaching across cultures
- church planting
- teamwork & strategy
- creation care
We desire every team member to be equipped as an influencer. All of us have a God-given capacity and responsibility to influence others to grow in God’s purposes for them –whether as a leader, one who inspires mission engagement, an evangelist or a facilitator of a Bible study group.
What is a Third Culture Kid?
Third Culture Kids are those who spend a significant part of their childhood away from their parents’ passport culture. This has a profound impact on their sense of identity and belonging.
We care for and equip families by providing resources, encouragement and educational support while advocating for TCKs in line with the vision of OMF.
Medical care for our workers is provided by a network of Medical Advisors. These advisors are supported by an International Medical Team based in Singapore. Physical, mental and emotional health is important to us and we offer:
- Medical advice
- Insurance advice and support
- Regular medical reviews, including for children