I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
This is how Jesus described his mission, and he charged his followers to be his witnesses among every people and nation on earth. OMSC invites missionaries, church leaders, scholars, and artists from every nation and Christian tradition for a season of study and spiritual renewal.
Residents leave OMSC with renewed physical, spiritual, and intellectual vitality—with expanded visions and new skills for their ongoing participation in God's mission.
Equipped for the Journey
OMSC residents participate in a Study Program designed specifically to advance their knowledge and skills. 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 with whom they can consult, residents have access to the inexhaustible libraries of neighboring Yale University, including the world-renowned Day Missions Collection.
From Every Tribe, Tongue, and Nation
Nigerian missionaries working in leadership training in Togo; Myanmar church leaders engaged in theological education and tribal empowerment; South Korean missionaries founding a school for girls in Pakistan; A Malaysian pastor rediscovering his vocation as a gifted visual artist. Our Residential Community represents a wonderfully diverse fellowship, united by faith in Jesus Christ.
Nations represented at OMSC in the last ten years include:
Albania, Armenia, Austria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, East Timor, Ethiopia, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, South Korea, Madagascar, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Spain, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia
OMSC is an incubator for missional imagination and practice. The experience of living in this multi-cultural, inter-denominational community is a perennial source of the significant growth that occurs while at OMSC. Through sustained interaction with peers, residents’ eyes are opened to new ways of Christian worship, witness, and wonder beyond the horizons of their own cultural and theological assumptions. Through a community life grounded in worship, study, and fellowship, residents find their spirits and minds refreshed for the work that lies ahead. A season at OMSC has huge downstream impact as residents return to their ministries on every continent.
Banner image: Soichi Watanabe, We All are One in Jesus Christ (2009)