Supporting the local church: Mercy Ministries

OM Greece, in partnership with various local churches and organisations, is involved in reaching out through mercy projects to the poor and needy. These projects offer not only free warm food, access to showers, laundry and clothing, but a chance for people to find welcome, a listening ear, and the message of hope that comes from and through Jesus Christ.  Come and serve as His hands and feet in Athens!
As long as possible
Full Time
As soon as possible
OM Greece’s vision is to partner with and serve the local church and we seek to do so by committing our team members to not only attend, but also work alongside and represent OM from within various local churches. 
With the current political and financial climate, more and more Greeks are finding themselves struggling to support their families.  As well as the obvious needs, there is a growing sense of loneliness, as this previously family-centric culture breaks down in the face of every increasing hardship.  Meanwhile, refugees and immigrants from the developing world continue to arrive seeking a better life, to find an attitude of mistrust and growing racial prejudice in a country that is failing to find employment for its own people, let alone anyone else. 
At present, OM is actively serving with two churches' feeding programmes, and 2 drop-in centres which provide much-needed community, free clothing, and showers. The second drop-in centre has just opened and desperately needs workers. This is only the tip of the iceberg – there is a great deal that needs to be done! 

To do this ministry you need:
– Patience                           
– Willingness to learn Greek
– Be able to work well in a team
– A respect for and willingness to learn about other countries cultures
– Enjoy sharing your faith and serving in practical ways
– Some organisational skills

Experts aren't required – teachable people are!

Live opportunities are unsalaried. Most people joining OM have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters.

Across OM, we have a strong need for individuals gifted in administration to aid ministry taking place on the mission field. Those with administrative skills are needed in almost every facet of ministry to ensure that outreaches, meetings and programmes operate with efficiency, and that tasks, paperwork and coordination involved in organising people and events is accomplished with completeness and attention to detail. If this describes how God has wired you, consider here how you can use your administrative gifts to see more vibrant communities of Jesus followers established among the least reached.
Use your business skills to support the restoration of lives damaged by abuse and trafficking!  OM Greece supports the work of two non-profit companies seeking to provide employment and training opportunities for women as they readjust to ‘normal’ life.  One challenge is balancing the needs of a ministry to vulnerable people and the requirements of a business that should become sustainable and self supporting. People with knowledge and experience in business management and marketing are needed.
Across OM, we have a strong need for individuals gifted in administration to aid ministry taking place on the mission field. Those with administrative skills are needed in almost every facet of ministry to ensure that outreaches, meetings and programmes operate with efficiency, and that tasks, paperwork and coordination involved in organising people and events is accomplished with completeness and attention to detail. If this describes how God has wired you, consider here how you can use your administrative gifts to see more vibrant communities of Jesus followers established among the least reached.
OM Greece supports various ministries to survivors of human trafficking and prostitution, as well as to refugees, some of whom have experienced deeply traumatic and distressing situations on their journey to Europe.  We are looking for qualified trauma counsellors and psychologists willing to come and serve on the mission field, offering their skills to help these people deal with the effects of what they have faced, in one to one sessions and group settings.
Across OM, we have a strong need for individuals gifted in administration to aid ministry taking place on the mission field. Those with administrative skills are needed in almost every facet of ministry to ensure that outreaches, meetings and programmes operate with efficiency, and that tasks, paperwork and coordination involved in organising people and events is accomplished with completeness and attention to detail. If this describes how God has wired you, consider here how you can use your administrative gifts to see more vibrant communities of Jesus followers established among the least reached.
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Our team in Israel is looking for people with a passion to see new churches planted among the least-reached, churches that are making disciples who are in turn making other disciples. Experience in this area is valued, but not necessary to join. Training can be provided by those on the team with experience in this area. We are working among both Jewish and Arab communities, especially in the Galilee.
Do you believe in transforming lives practically and through the Gospel, but your skills are more in management and caring for people? We need someone to help our leadership ensure the health and well-being of their teams, who work in some of the hardest countries in the world, through community development and relief, serving hurting Muslim people. They need someone who has their back! If this is what you are passionate about, join us and put your gifts to use for the Kingdom of God.
Young adults in the Middle East and North Africa are starting to be more and more disillusioned by religion, seeking truth and love elsewhere than in Islam. No one is better to reach this group than peers from within the same generation. You can be part of reaching the least reached of your generation in the Middle East, while learning Arabic and experience the Arab world from the inside.
Does your heat beat for mission?
Your tasks:
• Management and supervision of missional teams (i.e. migrant teams, church planting, outreaches in Austria)
• Networking with Christians and churches in Austria
• Close cooperation with the department heads
• Representing your area of responsibility in the leadership team and participation in the overall strategy and planning
• Lead personnel and further their development
Are you a qualified social worker with specialization in supporting women, unemployed men or youth at risk?  Did you have empathy to work with vulnerable or marginalised individuals over time, with a strengths based approach to recognized value and build capacity? Do you have the heart and grit see isolated and unreached communities reached with the eternal hope of the Gospel?
-To ensure an excellent donor base of institutional and individual donors, so that the organization has adequate funding for all its efforts.
-To establish, develop and maintain partnerships with a diverse donor base.
This position serves project managers in their communication with donors.
In this fairly remote country in the Himalayas, many people have never heard of God’s love. Join Summit for two years and spend a significant part of your time in the mountains. While travelling in pairs through the villages, you will hand out books, share the gospel and sleep at local homes! Pray for people and encourage and support our local workers. Time spend on trek will help you see, and be a part of, what God is doing to expand His Kingdom to the least reached peoples of the Himalayas.
Is your heart beating for immigrants from mostly Muslim background? Do you have a passion to pass on God's love holistically?
Your Tasks (after individual agreement)
• Building relationships with immigrants
• Visiting immigrants
• Evangelistic outreaches
• Home Bible study groups
• Practical help
• Helping with integration
• Discipleship with interested immigrants
• Children and youth work
• Sports and recreational programmes
Do you have experience in project promotion, proposal writing or financial development?  Are you interested in contributing to a communications platform, which will facilitate transformation of lives in one of the poorest and most densely populated municipalities in Europe? Are you a writer or photographer with a heart to come alongside the poor and represent strategies or stories of hope to the wider world?
OM Ukraine is looking for a a dynamic, creative, team minded individual with great communication skills. A person who can effectively tell the story of what God is doing in this country in order to promote our core ideals of praying, giving and serving in Ukraine.
Are you the kind of coach or trainer who wants to see people reaching their full potential? Or train people to become excellent trainers? Willing to work among communities that are full of animistic and folk Islamic health beliefs? Then we are looking for you!

People here do all kinds of sports, but a good coach or trainer is hard to find.  This project aims to use sports for character development, leadership training, passing on the values of fair play, cooperation and perseverance.
As a member of this church planting team you will have the opportunity to join our teammates in ushering people into the family of God.  It will be your job to attend meetings, meet with seekers and new Believers one-on-one, encourage the local pastors, and to take part in expanding this already growing ministry.
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