"He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ." – Colossians 1:28
We want to help the church to equip Christian young people, and to encourage them in their relationship with God.
This summer a new season began at OM France! While most of French Paris disappeared in August for their annual summer holiday, we began two weeks of renovation work to convert our head-office basement into a new, light, welcoming training centre.
This hub will welcome six participants from March 2022 for a three-month long intensive discipleship training programme “Formation Explore…”– all in French!
Trainees will explore how to grow in their faith, and how to share their story more effectively with some of the least-reached people in some of the least-reached places in both France and Europe.
Teenstreet is a week-long European congress for young people between the ages of 13 & 17. It takes place every summer in Germany, and attracts about 4,000 people. The goal is to encourage Christian youth, to nurture them, and to give them the tools necessary to confront the challenges of the coming year when they return home.
To look after these young people, the congress calls on coaches (20 years of age or older), M&M’s (Ministry & Mentoring), who manage the coaching groups, and volunteers (18 years of age and over), who make sure that everything runs smoothly.
Our desire to see these young people reflect Jesus in the circles in which they move is demonstrated in several ways. Beginning with the Outreach project at TeenStreet, young people are given the opportunity to share God’s love in the city which hosts the congress. Then there’s the RAG project (Raise and Give) – a sponsored race which takes place during the congress, and which provides the teenagers with the chance to impact the lives of other, needy European youngsters. This could be followed up with time spent on a TiM (Teens in Mission) event – outreach weeks organised either before or after the congress, in different European countries.