A global movement
For over 60 years, OM has been working around the world to motivate and equip Christians to share God's love.
In 1957, George Verwer and two friends took a mission trip to Mexico. What began with three men who deeply desired to share God’s love with those around the world who did not know it multiplied into a global movement of believers with the same passion.
Today, over 4,900 people from 118 nationalities serve with OM in more than 120 countries. We are a mix of traditional workers, marketplace professionals, artists, pastors, teachers and more.
God has used us to take the gospel around the globe, and we won’t stop now. There are an estimated 3 billion people who still do not know God’s love, so we will continue to motivate Jesus followers to go to places with few or no churches. As George Verwer himself said: “We will press forward until every creature has heard the gospel…the world is our goal!”
Live out love
39% of the world’s 7.7 billion people have never heard the gospel or experienced Christ’s love through the life of a believer—this number increases by around 60,000 each day.
We want to see God's love shared in places where:
No one is sharing the life and teachings of Jesus
…like in Afghanistan, where the average person will hear the gospel once every 30.5 years.
No local community of Jesus followers has formed
…like in Japan, where there are over 1,700 towns and villages without an evangelical church.
Culture, language and other barriers separate people from local Jesus followers
…like amongst the 1 million Syrian refugees in Europe.
Key Focus Regions
Reaching out to all people
Today, more than 3 billion people in the world have never heard Jesus’ message of hope.
OM is currently focusing on five regions of the world where the majority of the population haven’t had the chance to hear the gospel or meet a follower of Jesus.
More about us
Go even deeper
We want you to think of us as family.
A system of care
A posture of love and care is not only evident in our prayer, worship and interactions, but in our systems, processes and structures. We lead with love in our work and life, and with our finances and resources as well.
A guiding foundation
God has chosen mankind as His ambassadors, to reflect His glory, goodness and love in the world. Following God’s call and mandate, we hold five ideas to be a foundation which, along with prayer, must shape and guide each of us as we serve, and as we inspire and prepare more Jesus followers for God’s mission.
A legacy of love
We trace our roots to the prayers of an American housewife. In the 1950s, Dorothea Clapp began to pray faithfully for the students in her local High School. She asked God to touch the world through the lives of those young people. And God answered her prayers!
An inspiring example
Successfully stewarding a multi-national organization with an extraordinary vision requires leaders committed to excellence, innovation and servant leadership. OM is blessed with a dedicated team of executives and board members who exhibit these qualities.