I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. 
—John 10:10

This is how Jesus described his mission, and he charged his followers to be his ambassadors among every people and nation on earth. OMSC invites Christian missionaries, church leaders, and scholars engaged in intercultural ministry to join us for a season of renewal, training, and study.

Residents leave OMSC with renewed physical, spiritual, and intellectual vitality—with expanded visions and new skills for their work in intercultural ministry.

Equipped for the Journey

“OMSC feeds mind and spirit—Christian fellowship and worship combined with serious exploration of essential mission issues.”
— Dana L. Robert, Boston University School of Theology

OMSC resident missionaries participate in a study program designed specifically to advance their knowledge and skills as intercultural ministers. While this program is built around a series of innovative seminars, residents will also find a wide array of resources available for further study. In addition to a senior mission scholar-in-residence with whom they can consult, residents have access to the inexhaustible libraries of neighboring Yale University, including the world-renowned Day Missions Library.

From Every Tribe, Tongue, and Nation

Korean missionaries to the Kazakhs of northern China; Russians working in Tajikistan; Burmese evangelists to their native country. Our resident missionaries form a wonderfully diverse fellowship, united by faith in Jesus Christ. 

Nations represented at OMSC in the last five years include:

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Israel/Palestine, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, South Korea, Madagascar, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Tajikistan, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States, Zambia

The experience of living in this multi-cultural, inter-denominational community is a perennial source of some of the most significant growth that occurs at OMSC. Through interactions with their peers, residents’ eyes are opened to new ways of understanding Christian life and witness beyond the horizons of their own cultural assumptions. And through a communal life grounded in prayer and worship, residents find their spirits and minds refreshed for the work that lies ahead.

 


Banner image: Soichi Watanabe, We All are One in Jesus Christ (2009)