Getting To Know You
OMS is a faith mission standing in the historic evangelical tradition of the church. We believe:
In the full and unique inspiration of the Holy Bible as the divine Word of God, the only infallible, sufficient, and authoritative rule of faith and practice.
In one God, eternally existent in three persons of one essence – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
That substitutionary atonement for man’s sin is provided through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
Justification comes by faith, through grace, and the Holy Spirit’s work of regeneration makes a believer a new creation in Christ.
Sanctification (infilling of the Spirit) is a work of grace in the heart of a believer, given by the Holy Spirit at the moment of faith and total commitment, resulting in purity of heart and empowerment for holy living and service.
In response to the Great Commission, OMS emphasizes evangelism, training of national leadership for ministry, and establishing local churches that are able to reproduce in their own cultures.
Founded in Japan in 1901, OMS now ministers in more than 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Basic Qualifications for Service with OMS
Assurance of salvation by personal faith in Jesus Christ
Evidence of spiritual growth
A desire to live a life according to biblical principles of holiness
Working knowledge of the Bible
Willingness to live simply and ability to adapt to changing situations
Involvement in a local church or body of believers
Appropriate education, or willingness to train, for job assignment
Willingness to learn and serve
Completion of OMS pre-field training
Willingness to learn another language (for long-term overseas candidates)
Willingness to interact positively with culturally diverse co-workers
General good health and emotional stability that would enable you to serve overseas
What is a faith mission?
It is an organization that trusts God to provide its support through the prayers and gifts of His people. OMS has no church denomination underwriting its ministry; each missionary raises his or her support by faith.
Skills, Interests and Qualifications *
It is very helpful and beneficial for the field leadership to be aware of your interests, your skills and your experience that you may have, regardless of your level of qualifications. Listed below are skills that are useful in some areas of missionary service. Please mark all that pertain to you. Please be honest and mark the things that you strongly dislike being involved in, as well as the things that you enjoy doing. If you wish to make any comments about the skills listed or add additional areas of experience, please add them at the end. If you have experience in a particular area please mark as
'Yes'. If you would be willing to try it please mark as 'Try'. If you really do not wish to be involved in a certain activity please mark as 'No'.
Please ensure that all boxes have been completed before submitting the form.
NB: Data Protection Act
This form is to allow us to help you find a placement with OMS for mission service overseas. It is an initial enquiry form and is part of the full application process. This information will be stored electronically and/or on paper. It will be forwarded to fields outside of the EU by a secure system for the purpose of obtaining a placement agreement on your behalf.