OMSC engages in mission with the world Christian movement via a three-fold ministry:

Residential COMMUNITY of missionaries, church leaders, Research Scholars, and artists

OMSC residents come from every nation and Christian tradition. They come in need of a refueling—intellectual, physical, and spiritual—having spent years pouring themselves out in some of the remotest communities on earth. They leave not only with the renewed vitality that comes through worship, study, fellowship, and rest, but with expanded visions and new skills for their various ministries.

                  Advancing mission scholarship                  through research and publication

With in-depth analysis of Christian mission and world Christianity, the International Bulletin of Mission Research is a premier source of information on the world church in mission. It provides an editorial voice that is analytical and nonpartisan. Many of today’s foremost mission thinkers appear in the IBMR and as lecturers at OMSC. Issues older than five years are available for free download.

“Through its widely acclaimed International Bulletin and its residential and educational facilities, OMSC serves as a major force in mission and world Christianity.”
— Lamin Sanneh, Yale Divinity School

                STUDY PROGRAM SEMINARS on missioN                 and world christianity

Our Study Program offers innovative seminars that focus on continuing education, member care, and leadership development in the context of world Christianity and the church’s participation in the mission of God. With registration open to the public, OMSC’s seminars are designed to encourage and equip participants to become more effective Christian witnesses in a multicultural world. Study program participants gain new insights and practical skills from seminars such as:

  • Culture, Values, and Worldview: Anthropology for Mission Practice

  • Healing the Wounds of Trauma: Help for Ourselves and Others

  • Powers, Principalities, and the Spirit: Biblical Realism in Africa and the West

  • A Connected History of Mission: Complex People; Conjoined Places; Composite Projects

  • OMSC Writing Workshop: “To the Glory of God: Putting Your Story into Words”

“OMSC creates a distinctive opportunity for conversation and mutual learning between mission leaders and scholars. No one goes away unchanged from the encounter at OMSC.”
— Darrell L. Guder, Princeton Seminary