For more than 45 years, OM has been sending Danes into the nations. In the seventies, OM Denmark served under the supervision of OM Sweden, but gained its independence in the eighties, where it got its own OM office and board.
An integral part of the DNA of OM Denmark has been the ships-ministry. In 1970, the ship Umanaq was bought in Denmark and transformed into the ‘Logos’. In 2004, the ship ‘Norrøna’, was bought in Denmark and later transformed into the ship the ‘Logos Hope’.
Today, our primary mission is to mobilize believers and churches to get involved in global missions.
This is done through conferences, communications through websites and social media and visits to churches, camps, Christian boarding schools and youthclubs.
Our focuses of recruiting and resourcing are the following:
OM shipsministry- This is the field where we see the majority of Danes join for 1-2 years for missions-exposure.
TeenStreet- We have seen a consistent numbers of Danes joining for TeenStreet, every summer, the past 20 years.
Ministry among muslims- Second to the ships, the muslim world is the most consistent place for Danes to join for a gap year or two.
Longterm Missionaries- OM Denmark seeks to partner with churches in sending out Danes long term for missions.
How you can get involved:
- Pray for the strengthening, unity and growth of the evangelical Lutheran churches and freechurches in a culture that is very secular, liberal and sceptic.
- Pray that God will raise a new generation of Danish Christians involved globally in missions.
- Pray for OM's growth in Denmark, that we might speak with a relevant, challenging and mobilizing voice to Christian believers and fellowships.
- GIVE - Give here (http://www.om.org/en/give) to help support the work of OM in Denmark.
More information about Denmark:
- Population: 5,5 million
- Official language: Danish
- State of economy: Strong economy founded on a large service sector, environmental innovation, agriculture, shipping and medicinal companies.
- Religious make-up: 85% are members of the Lutheran, protestant, state-church, 5% muslims.
- State of the church: Despite the high level of churchmembers, only about 2-3% go to church on Sundays. For most people, the Christian faith is a tradition and not an issue of personal decision. In reality, Denmark is a highly secular and materialistic culture. The free-churches are rather small in size, there is an evangelical renewal movement within the Lutheran church that is significant.