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?
2 Years
Full Time
September 2020
Macedonia is situated in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe.  It is a country roughly divided between an Orthodox majority of ethnic Slavic speaking Macedonians and a large Muslim background minority of Albanians (also Turks, Bosnians and Roma.). In one way, Macedonia is a socially warm, colourful and exotic environment with sun-baked mountains, rivers and gorges. It is a crossroad between East and West, where Belgrade and Beirut seem to meet in one city. At the same time, the country is marked by its history, and a legacy of ethnic tension and parallel existence of two communities.  Perhaps even more felt today is the common experience of all people in the country: economic depression, wide-spread unemployment and stagnation – particularly following the impact of Covid 19.

Spiritually, all ethnicities are largely lost in religious traditions. Ethnic identity is felt to determine ones religious affiliation.  Amongst the Albanians, there is not one established church in the entire country.  Islam functions as a cultural preservative against assimilation with the Macedonians, whose cross and icons are more symbols of ethnic exclusion than inclusion for Albanians.  Miroslav Volf´s comments on the missional task in the former Yugoslavia are relevant here: “We do not start at zero…”

Nonetheless, a series of disasters have created an open door among this unreached community of 700,000 Albanians.  The European Refugee Crisis, floods, earthquakes and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic, have created a unique corridor of opportunity of access deep into the heart of this closed community – many of whom feel they have been forgotten.  This is especially so with vulnerable women who suffer gender inequality in terms of human value. Holistic mission, starting with joining that community, being a healing presence and working from the outside in towards worldview in a context of trust is the trail we are blazing – touching lives now and making a road the Gospel for eternity.

Our goals:
- Building financial capacity, empowering talents
- Promoting community and a culture of hope
- Recognising God-given dignity and gifts of those made in His image
- Demonstrating Kingdom principles
- Building trust towards Jesus followers
- Catalysing open attitudes to the Gospel
- Facilitating discovery Bible studies and viable cells of Jesus followers

Requirements:

Professional:
We are looking for experienced social workers, preferably with graduate qualifications, to come alongside men, women and youth who are unemployed, economically vulnerable, at risk due to violence, abuse or drug use and trapped in a shame-based cultural context.  Valuing people made in the image of God, each with their own dignity and contribution of God-given talents and abilities is a key requirement.  This role will require engagement in community outreach, facilitating assets-based development, walking with people through time with issues, supporting life-skills training and group work.  The context is also one of ethnic reconciliation, so cultural adaptation, local language acquisition and peace-making skills are also requirements. 

Personal and Spiritual:
- Awareness of spiritual warfare and a close walk with God in prayer and Bible reading
- Compassion for the poor
- Courage and wisdom to be an ambassador for Christ or a “workplace priest”
- Capacity to innovate
- Resilience and long-term apostolic outlook to see change
- Willingness to be a team player
- Spiritual gifts of either evangelism, mercy, helper or faith

This is where we are now.  Do you feel like Macedonia is calling you?  If you want to explore this possibility and talk some more, please contact us.

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.

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?
Are you a qualified physio or occupational therapist?  Do you have a heart to support children or people with disabilities who have no professional services within their own community?  Are you interested to engage in community-based rehabilitation in isolated, which have been unreached for the Gospel for centuries? Are you motivated to serve, relate and see the Good News go out on the wings of mercy?
Do you have a desire to work with men who are unemployed or find themselves in a depressed economic environment?  Are you interested to build capacity, recognise God-given gifting and enhance life skills? Do you have empathy to work with the vulnerable or marginalised over time? Do you have the heart and grit see isolated and unreached communities reached with the eternal hope of the Gospel?
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In the Mother City called Cape Town you will find our team in many different places sharing the love of Christ with people. Some are on the streets in various market areas and others are at our Empowerment Centre called: Chanua. Chanua is a Swahili word meaning “Thrive”. We don’t want people to simple survive but to thrive both in a practical way and spiritually.
We befriend foreigners and neighbors from other faiths.
Since our beginnings, we have been driven by a deep conviction that everyone should have the opportunity to hear the gospel at least once. Sadly, there are still thousands of peoples and communities that have never heard about Jesus, ever. Do you share our passion for these people to hear of His fame and renown? Come. Join one of our teams and be amazed at how God is working in lives and communities around the world, and be amazed at how He works in your life, as well. We are looking for you, and many more like you, to join us on this journey to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers established among the least reached all over the world.
Te sens-tu appelé par Dieu à le servir en France ? Viens rejoindre l'équipe d'OM en France pour inspirer, mobiliser et équiper les autres pour que les églises grandissent et que leurs membres soient formés en tant que disciples et implique-toi concrètement dans l'un des pays d'Europe les moins touchés par l'Evangile.

Ce poste de responsable du personnel sur le terrain est un poste crucial pour nos ministères en France. 
Do you like to invest in people? Would you like to support members in their development and help them to reach their full potential?
Your tasks:
• Appraisals, debriefing, training advice as needed
• Advice and support in crisis and conflict situations
• Cooperation and exchange with other people care personnel worldwide
• Regular updates and announcements of emergency procedures, complaint procedure, child protection regulation
• Maintaining contact with personnel in-country and abroad
Albania needs someone who is passionate about evangelism and enjoys motivating people to serve and be involved in mission.

The evangelical church in Albania is just 0.5% of the population. Many people have not heard of Jesus and the church needs help to spread the Good News. There are people and churches around the world that want to come to Albania. You could be the link that brings these together.
Since our beginnings, we have been driven by a deep conviction that everyone should have the opportunity to hear the gospel at least once. Sadly, there are still thousands of peoples and communities that have never heard about Jesus, ever. Do you share our passion for these people to hear of His fame and renown? We are looking for you, and many more like you, to join us on this journey to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers established among the least reached all over the world.
Do you feel called by God to serve him in France? Join the OM team in France as we serve to inspire, mobilise and equip others in seeing churches grow and be discipled, as well as getting involved hands-on in one of the least reached countries in Europe.

The Field Personnel Officer is crucial to our ministry here in France. As the principal contact for people joining the team, you’ll play a key role in guiding them through the process, from registration to departure and into ministry
Since our beginnings, we have been driven by a deep conviction that everyone should have the opportunity to hear the gospel at least once. Sadly, there are still thousands of peoples and communities that have never heard about Jesus, ever. We are looking for people with a passion for Jesus and a passion to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers established among the least reached. We focus on evangelism, discipleship and church planting among those who have never yet heard of Christ.
Everyone should have an opportunity to hear the gospel at least once. There is a generation growing up in Ireland which has not heard the gospel. They do not know who Jesus is or what He has done. One of the greatest needs in Ireland is more Bible-believing churches. We need evangelists, disciplers, church planters, youth and children’s workers to partner with small churches and church plant endeavours. You will need a God given passion for the lost and desire to work in partnership with others.
We are looking for an individual to provide leadership for both expatriate and local personnel to be a part of the following:

-Oversee the on-boarding process of both expatriate and local personnel.

-Maintain adequate staffing levels to ensure the organization can carry out its work effectively.

-Provide a welcoming environment for newcomers.

-Improve skills and efficiency of  Personnel Department and  relationships with OM offices worldwide.
OM Ukraine is a growing, dynamic, and challenging missions field. Our desire is to become a financially self sustaining field, so that we can fulfill the Vision Statement of OM. We need a hard working, motivated, and experienced individual who can help us build long term, permanent relationships with sponsors and supporting organizations to realize this vision.
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.
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