We are OM

Our Story

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


Christ's generous, limitless love is our example.

Shaped by His presence, overwhelmed by His sacrifice and transformed daily by His power, we will never be the same. His love fuels our passion for all to hear the gospel and know the deep, life changing love of our Creator.

So we go. No place is too hard, no people too far, no idea too crazy, no dream too big, and our failures do not hold us back. Tens of thousands have joined this cause, and hundreds of millions have heard the gospel. And we’re still going.

We believe that the love of Jesus has the power to change everyone and everything, including the reality of those who are oppressed, forgotten and marginalised.

We believe it is God’s mission to transform lives and communities as He reconciles the world to Himself, and we have the privilege of joining with Him in this mission.

This transformation isn’t only for those we serve. It happens to us, too. When we step out in faith, we start to change as well. Our hearts are changed, and this means our attitudes, relationships and priorities change also. Our soul is refreshed, and we find significance in who He has made us to be and what He has made us to do.

We are people who don’t fit a mould, who don’t sit still and who love the adventure of serving God's mission. We listen first; we don’t just show up in a new place and project our way of doing and thinking.

We wake up each day with the confidence that the God who created the universe—who knocked over the walls of Jericho, who healed the blind and who raised the dead—is with us. This emboldens us, empowers us and keeps us moving forward.

We believe everyone was made for God’s purposes. Everyone. Our talents, gifts and passions are His tools in us. If God wired us to design, then we design. If He wired us to organise, then we organise. If He wired us to build, then we build. We want our work and our words to shine His light and love so that those we live amongst will see it and glorify God.

His love and mission fuels our passion to cultivate bright, thriving communities of Jesus followers that—in His time—will touch every person on earth.

We are OM.

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Our Methods

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.

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Our Beliefs

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.

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Our History

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!

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Our Leadership

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.

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Our Vision

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.

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.

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.