Roots and Vision

“We will press forward until every creature has heard the Gospel…the world is our goal!”
OM Co-Founder, George Verwer

A Legacy of Love

When college student George Verwer and his two friends journeyed to Mexico to share Christ’s love in 1957, the response was overwhelming. The young men subsequently opened a Christian bookshop and launched Christian radio broadcasts there. As the friends expanded their reach to Europe, they proclaimed the great truth that God uses His people to reach the nations. Christians rose in response, and OM was born.

Over the decades, our commitment to those who do not know God’s love has translated into a multitude of ways to share God’s love—from ministries serving refugees and the vulnerable, to international youth events and Christian art programs, to a ship that travels the world to share His love and serve communities in need. We strive to creatively shine the light of Christ in all we say and do, so that His love may reach the farthest corners of the world.

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One Mission, Many Ministries, Countless Servants

Our reach is global and our ministries are varied. Some ministries bear the OM name, and many don't, yet all are united for the same purpose and mission. God’s cause is much larger than one organisation can contain. Our hope is that countless will serve the cause; and some will join our teams.

A Future for His Glory

We are grateful to God for decades of transformed lives, and we recognise that it is all His good work. At the same time, there is so much more to do. We look at the world with hearts of compassion and a genuine burden for those who have not yet heard about Jesus or experienced His amazing love.

Looking ahead, we strive toward the ambitious goal of mobilising millions of believers who will touch hearts and lives with the love of Christ, and who in turn will form millions of vibrant communities of Jesus followers in places where God’s unceasing love has not yet taken hold.

I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel...
1 Corinthians 9:22-23 (NIV)

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  • Who We Are

    We are a global community of Jesus followers, united to bring God’s love to those who don’t know it.

    Our Story

  • Foundations

    Following God’s call and mandate, we hold five ideas to be foundations 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.

    Foundations

  • Methods

    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.

    Methods