Country Profile: Sweden

www.omsverige.se

Sweden is one of the most secularised countries in the world. The role of religion has changed a lot during the last decade. Influence by post-modernism and immigrants from all over the world have had an impact on the society over the past 50 years.

Most Swedes have very little knowledge about Christianity although many claim to believe in a "higher power". The church is becoming smaller and more marginalised. If this trend continues, some predict that the last evangelical church in Sweden will close in 2050! There is a growing awareness amongst major denominations of the need to see new fellowships started. There are a number of new initiatives in many of the major cities of Sweden.

Evangelical believers are generally from the middle class. There is a sad saying that the most secularised hour of the week is on Sunday mornings at 11 o'clock! Churches often become isolated pockets in society without any real impact on the community. About 15% of the population in Sweden are immigrants from all over the world. High unemployment and social isolation mean that integration into Swedish society is difficult for many, and there is an atmosphere of hopelessness in many communities.

Sweden needs Christians who are willing to communicate and express the gospel by demonstrating the love of God through words and deeds. This would speak powerfully to people who feel like they have no way of being heard or changing the situation in which they live.

About OM Sweden:

OM Sweden was started in the late 60s, and its office is situated in Jönköping, a minor city in the central south. The home office team  currently consists of about 15 workers serving more than 40 people on either short- or long-term service.

The office is located in a suburb called Råslätt. This area is highly multicultural, and together with the local church we work towards meeting many of the needs this area has.

OM Sweden recently launched an International Ministry Team in Råslätt that primarily reaches out to immigrant women and youth in the area.

In the past year a unique ministry has started for Somali believers. With the help of the internet and video, a platform to reach hidden believers and to minister to other Somalis, not only in Sweden but throughout Europe and Africa has been established. 

There are many suburbs similar to Råslätt in Sweden, characterised by their multicultural residents. In the major cities there are few churches and not many believers. In the summer of 2011, OM Sweden will launch a short-term programme called "Ignite Sweden". Members will receive a week’s orientation in Jönköping and then split into  teams that will go to Stockholm and Malmö.

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Serve Long-term in Sweden

Communication - Assistant (1)
Communication - Journalism (3)
Communication - Other (2)
Communication - Publicity (3)
Communication - Public Relations (2)
Communication - Video (3)
Communication - Writing/Editing (4)
Evangelism - Children/Youth (4)
Evangelism - Church Plants/Discipling (4)
Evangelism - Co-ordinator/Leader (1)
Evangelism - Creative (1)
Evangelism - Other (1)
Evangelism - Specific People Groups (3)
Evangelism - Sports (2)
Evangelism - Students (2)
Evangelism - Training (1)
Finance - Accounting (3)
Finance - Assistant/Data Entry (2)
Finance - Manager (3)
Finance - Other (4)
Office Work - Administration (2)
Office Work - Personal Assistant (2)
Office Work - Secretary (1)
Office Work - Travel (2)
Personnel - Counselling (1)
Personnel - Member Care (2)
Personnel - Personnel Administration (1)
Personnel - Recruiting (2)
Relief & Development - Agriculture (1)
Relief & Development - Business (1)
Relief & Development - Community (1)
Relief & Development - Co-ordinator (1)
Relief & Development - Other (8)

Communication - Assistant

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Work with an international team to develop strategies and structures for effective communication of our corporate identity, purpose, goals and activities in relief and development work. Identify, create and maintain suitable/useful communication media/tools (audio, visual, print, written) for all stakeholders in the organisation, generally raise awareness and impact/influence the public...

Communication - Journalism

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

You will be a member of the Public Relations Department and will write stories for the website, social media and our newsletter.
You will interview OM Sweden workers (inside and outside of Sweden) and collect stories from Swedes who have gone on short term outreaches.

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

You will be a member of the Public Relations Department working as a multimedia journalist.
You will provide content for our website, social media, brochures and newsletter.
You will be involved in writing stories in English, photography and videography.

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

You want to capture scenes, images and events in powerful words and share to the world about peoples, places and projects. Impact lives and raise awareness through the stories you write! Either work in our International Office or in any other location, our teams will supply you with written accounts...

Communication - Other

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

You will lead the recruitment process of new people to our office team, outreach teams as well as certain programmes. You will also be involved in visioning and planning for OM Sweden events and conferences. You will work together with the Public Relations manager, the Financial Development manager and the...

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

You want to capture scenes, images and events in powerful words and share to the world about peoples, places and projects. Impact lives and raise awareness through the stories you write! Either work in our International Office or in any other location, our teams will supply you with written accounts...

Communication - Publicity

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Work with an international team to develop strategies and structures for effective communication of our corporate identity, purpose, goals and activities in relief and development work. Identify, create and maintain suitable/useful communication media/tools (audio, visual, print, written) for all stakeholders in the organisation, generally raise awareness and impact/influence the public...

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

The team will be involved with church/youth meetings as well as conferences in Sweden. There will be lots of travelling in Sweden as well as some trips outside of the country.

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

You will be a member of the Public Relations Department working as a multimedia journalist.
You will provide content for our website, social media, brochures and newsletter.
You will be involved in writing stories in English, photography and videography.

Communication - Public Relations

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

The team will be involved with church/youth meetings as well as conferences in Sweden. There will be lots of travelling in Sweden as well as some trips outside of the country.

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

You want to capture scenes, images and events in powerful words and share to the world about peoples, places and projects. Impact lives and raise awareness through the stories you write! Either work in our International Office or in any other location, our teams will supply you with written accounts...

Communication - Video

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Work with an international team to develop strategies and structures for effective communication of our corporate identity, purpose, goals and activities in relief and development work. Identify, create and maintain suitable/useful communication media/tools (audio, visual, print, written) for all stakeholders in the organisation, generally raise awareness and impact/influence the public...

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

You will be a member of the Public Relations Department and will write stories for the website, social media and our newsletter.
You will interview OM Sweden workers (inside and outside of Sweden) and collect stories from Swedes who have gone on short term outreaches.

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

You will be a member of the Public Relations Department working as a multimedia journalist.
You will provide content for our website, social media, brochures and newsletter.
You will be involved in writing stories in English, photography and videography.

Communication - Writing/Editing

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Work with an international team to develop strategies and structures for effective communication of our corporate identity, purpose, goals and activities in relief and development work. Identify, create and maintain suitable/useful communication media/tools (audio, visual, print, written) for all stakeholders in the organisation, generally raise awareness and impact/influence the public...

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

You will be a member of the Public Relations Department and will write stories for the website, social media and our newsletter.
You will interview OM Sweden workers (inside and outside of Sweden) and collect stories from Swedes who have gone on short term outreaches.

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

You will be a member of the Public Relations Department working as a multimedia journalist.
You will provide content for our website, social media, brochures and newsletter.
You will be involved in writing stories in English, photography and videography.

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

You want to capture scenes, images and events in powerful words and share to the world about peoples, places and projects. Impact lives and raise awareness through the stories you write! Either work in our International Office or in any other location, our teams will supply you with written accounts...

Evangelism - Children/Youth

Start Date: August 2014
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Are you willing to share Christ with others as you live among them?

DisTincT is OM Sweden’s Discipleship Training Team. OM Sweden’s mission is to motivate, equip and send people to transform lives and communities in Sweden and the world.

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

The team will be involved with church/youth meetings as well as conferences in Sweden. There will be lots of travelling in Sweden as well as some trips outside of the country.

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

OM’s outreach team in Råslätt works together with a local church seeking to actively engage the community for Christ and to serve the community in love. If you join this team, you will live in Råslätt where making contact with people from many different countries is as easy as making...

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Rinkeby is a neighbourhood of Stockhom, Sweden’s capital.  This colorful housing estate is often called ”Världens by” (Village of the World) by Swedes.  90% of Rinkeby’s residents are of non-Swedish decent and come from over 100 different countries.  Many are Muslims.

Evangelism - Church Plants/Discipling

Start Date: August 2014
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Are you willing to share Christ with others as you live among them?

DisTincT is OM Sweden’s Discipleship Training Team. OM Sweden’s mission is to motivate, equip and send people to transform lives and communities in Sweden and the world.

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

You will lead the development and execution of the vision of healthy, committed outreach and church planting teams throughout Sweden. You will give leadership and member care to 5 different outreach teams in Sweden, and oversee the development of new teams in the future.

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

OM’s outreach team in Råslätt works together with a local church seeking to actively engage the community for Christ and to serve the community in love. If you join this team, you will live in Råslätt where making contact with people from many different countries is as easy as making...

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Rinkeby is a neighbourhood of Stockhom, Sweden’s capital.  This colorful housing estate is often called ”Världens by” (Village of the World) by Swedes.  90% of Rinkeby’s residents are of non-Swedish decent and come from over 100 different countries.  Many are Muslims.

Evangelism - Co-ordinator/Leader

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

You will lead the development and execution of the vision of healthy, committed outreach and church planting teams throughout Sweden. You will give leadership and member care to 5 different outreach teams in Sweden, and oversee the development of new teams in the future.

Evangelism - Creative

Start Date: July 2014
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Come and use your creative gifts to Inspire and be Inspired. Do you long to GROW in your relationship with God and others?  Are you looking to be discipled and mentored while living with an international team who will walk with you on your Godwalk?  Do you aspire to SHOW...

Evangelism - Other

Start Date: July 2014
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Come and use your creative gifts to Inspire and be Inspired. Do you long to GROW in your relationship with God and others?  Are you looking to be discipled and mentored while living with an international team who will walk with you on your Godwalk?  Do you aspire to SHOW...

Evangelism - Specific People Groups

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

You will lead the development and execution of the vision of healthy, committed outreach and church planting teams throughout Sweden. You will give leadership and member care to 5 different outreach teams in Sweden, and oversee the development of new teams in the future.

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

OM’s outreach team in Råslätt works together with a local church seeking to actively engage the community for Christ and to serve the community in love. If you join this team, you will live in Råslätt where making contact with people from many different countries is as easy as making...

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Rinkeby is a neighbourhood of Stockhom, Sweden’s capital.  This colorful housing estate is often called ”Världens by” (Village of the World) by Swedes.  90% of Rinkeby’s residents are of non-Swedish decent and come from over 100 different countries.  Many are Muslims.

Evangelism - Sports

Start Date: August 2014
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Are you willing to share Christ with others as you live among them?

DisTincT is OM Sweden’s Discipleship Training Team. OM Sweden’s mission is to motivate, equip and send people to transform lives and communities in Sweden and the world.

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

OM’s outreach team in Råslätt works together with a local church seeking to actively engage the community for Christ and to serve the community in love. If you join this team, you will live in Råslätt where making contact with people from many different countries is as easy as making...

Evangelism - Students

Start Date: August 2014
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Are you willing to share Christ with others as you live among them?

DisTincT is OM Sweden’s Discipleship Training Team. OM Sweden’s mission is to motivate, equip and send people to transform lives and communities in Sweden and the world.

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

OM’s outreach team in Råslätt works together with a local church seeking to actively engage the community for Christ and to serve the community in love. If you join this team, you will live in Råslätt where making contact with people from many different countries is as easy as making...

Evangelism - Training

Start Date: July 2014
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Come and use your creative gifts to Inspire and be Inspired. Do you long to GROW in your relationship with God and others?  Are you looking to be discipled and mentored while living with an international team who will walk with you on your Godwalk?  Do you aspire to SHOW...

Finance - Accounting

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

You are most needed in our finance team of different nationalities at the international office to measure, disclose and provide assurance of financial information covering diverse relief activities and community development projects in struggling communities in different countries. Be instrumental in devising and/or maintaining an efficient accounting system and promote...

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

You will work in a support role ensuring good stewardship of OM Sweden accounts.
You will typically work with processing transactions, preparing reports, maintaining and reviewing internal controls for financial operations.

On the job training is also provided.

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Ensure fiscal accuracy and responsibility of organisation doing relief and community development. Evaluate financial statements required for good quality reporting in managerial, organisational and institutional levels. You'll be exposed to other countries, cultures, currencies and peoples which are probably outside of your comfort zone. Help improve accounting systems and auditing...

Finance - Assistant/Data Entry

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

You are most needed in our finance team of different nationalities at the international office to measure, disclose and provide assurance of financial information covering diverse relief activities and community development projects in struggling communities in different countries. Be instrumental in devising and/or maintaining an efficient accounting system and promote...

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Ensure fiscal accuracy and responsibility of organisation doing relief and community development. Evaluate financial statements required for good quality reporting in managerial, organisational and institutional levels. You'll be exposed to other countries, cultures, currencies and peoples which are probably outside of your comfort zone. Help improve accounting systems and auditing...

Finance - Manager

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

You are most needed in our finance team of different nationalities at the international office to measure, disclose and provide assurance of financial information covering diverse relief activities and community development projects in struggling communities in different countries. Be instrumental in devising and/or maintaining an efficient accounting system and promote...

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Use your financial skills to make a significant impact in the lives of struggling communities in different countries. You’ll be involved in overseeing budgets and reporting for projects and our head office, and assisting project managers in reporting outcomes to donors. As a key element of our project management team,...

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Ensure fiscal accuracy and responsibility of organisation doing relief and community development. Evaluate financial statements required for good quality reporting in managerial, organisational and institutional levels. You'll be exposed to other countries, cultures, currencies and peoples which are probably outside of your comfort zone. Help improve accounting systems and auditing...

Finance - Other

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

You are most needed in our finance team of different nationalities at the international office to measure, disclose and provide assurance of financial information covering diverse relief activities and community development projects in struggling communities in different countries. Be instrumental in devising and/or maintaining an efficient accounting system and promote...

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Use your financial skills to make a significant impact in the lives of struggling communities in different countries. You’ll be involved in overseeing budgets and reporting for projects and our head office, and assisting project managers in reporting outcomes to donors. As a key element of our project management team,...

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Ensure fiscal accuracy and responsibility of organisation doing relief and community development. Evaluate financial statements required for good quality reporting in managerial, organisational and institutional levels. You'll be exposed to other countries, cultures, currencies and peoples which are probably outside of your comfort zone. Help improve accounting systems and auditing...

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Assist Fundraiser and Project Manager at international office as a structured yet flexible assistant in fundraising, project management as well as administrative tasks. Gather, write, evaluate and efficiently manage information about relief and community development projects in different countries, so company office and field workers get documents and information on...

Office Work - Administration

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

You will work in a growing office to provide administrative support to the leader of OM Sweden and promote effective management of the ministry. You will also work closely with the leadership team and other department heads.

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Assist Fundraiser and Project Manager at international office as a structured yet flexible assistant in fundraising, project management as well as administrative tasks. Gather, write, evaluate and efficiently manage information about relief and community development projects in different countries, so company office and field workers get documents and information on...

Office Work - Personal Assistant

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

You will work in a growing office to provide administrative support to the leader of OM Sweden and promote effective management of the ministry. You will also work closely with the leadership team and other department heads.

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Assist Fundraiser and Project Manager at international office as a structured yet flexible assistant in fundraising, project management as well as administrative tasks. Gather, write, evaluate and efficiently manage information about relief and community development projects in different countries, so company office and field workers get documents and information on...

Office Work - Secretary

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Assist Fundraiser and Project Manager at international office as a structured yet flexible assistant in fundraising, project management as well as administrative tasks. Gather, write, evaluate and efficiently manage information about relief and community development projects in different countries, so company office and field workers get documents and information on...

Office Work - Travel

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Use your financial skills to make a significant impact in the lives of struggling communities in different countries. You’ll be involved in overseeing budgets and reporting for projects and our head office, and assisting project managers in reporting outcomes to donors. As a key element of our project management team,...

new!
Start Date: Anytime
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Join our relief team - with any professional background - and build up capacity to provide trainings in disaster preparedness and response, to enable individuals and communities to effectively respond to natural catastrophes and other crises when needed.

Personnel - Counselling

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Work with personnel team at the International Office to further structure and build up personnel services to recruit and support its workers in relief and development projects in different countries effectively.

Personnel - Member Care

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

You will lead the development and execution of the vision of healthy, committed outreach and church planting teams throughout Sweden. You will give leadership and member care to 5 different outreach teams in Sweden, and oversee the development of new teams in the future.

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Work with personnel team at the International Office to further structure and build up personnel services to recruit and support its workers in relief and development projects in different countries effectively.

Personnel - Personnel Administration

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Work with personnel team at the International Office to further structure and build up personnel services to recruit and support its workers in relief and development projects in different countries effectively.

Personnel - Recruiting

Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

You will lead the recruitment process of new people to our office team, outreach teams as well as certain programmes. You will also be involved in visioning and planning for OM Sweden events and conferences. You will work together with the Public Relations manager, the Financial Development manager and the...

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Work with personnel team at the International Office to further structure and build up personnel services to recruit and support its workers in relief and development projects in different countries effectively.

Relief & Development - Agriculture

new!
Start Date: Anytime
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Join our relief team - with any professional background - and build up capacity to provide trainings in disaster preparedness and response, to enable individuals and communities to effectively respond to natural catastrophes and other crises when needed.

Relief & Development - Business

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Use your financial skills to make a significant impact in the lives of struggling communities in different countries. You’ll be involved in overseeing budgets and reporting for projects and our head office, and assisting project managers in reporting outcomes to donors. As a key element of our project management team,...

Relief & Development - Community

new!
Start Date: Anytime
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Join our relief team - with any professional background - and build up capacity to provide trainings in disaster preparedness and response, to enable individuals and communities to effectively respond to natural catastrophes and other crises when needed.

Relief & Development - Co-ordinator

new!
Start Date: Anytime
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Join our relief team - with any professional background - and build up capacity to provide trainings in disaster preparedness and response, to enable individuals and communities to effectively respond to natural catastrophes and other crises when needed.

Relief & Development - Other

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

You are most needed in our finance team of different nationalities at the international office to measure, disclose and provide assurance of financial information covering diverse relief activities and community development projects in struggling communities in different countries. Be instrumental in devising and/or maintaining an efficient accounting system and promote...

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Work with an international team to develop strategies and structures for effective communication of our corporate identity, purpose, goals and activities in relief and development work. Identify, create and maintain suitable/useful communication media/tools (audio, visual, print, written) for all stakeholders in the organisation, generally raise awareness and impact/influence the public...

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Use your financial skills to make a significant impact in the lives of struggling communities in different countries. You’ll be involved in overseeing budgets and reporting for projects and our head office, and assisting project managers in reporting outcomes to donors. As a key element of our project management team,...

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Ensure fiscal accuracy and responsibility of organisation doing relief and community development. Evaluate financial statements required for good quality reporting in managerial, organisational and institutional levels. You'll be exposed to other countries, cultures, currencies and peoples which are probably outside of your comfort zone. Help improve accounting systems and auditing...

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Work with personnel team at the International Office to further structure and build up personnel services to recruit and support its workers in relief and development projects in different countries effectively.

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Assist Fundraiser and Project Manager at international office as a structured yet flexible assistant in fundraising, project management as well as administrative tasks. Gather, write, evaluate and efficiently manage information about relief and community development projects in different countries, so company office and field workers get documents and information on...

new!
Start Date: Anytime
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Join our relief team - with any professional background - and build up capacity to provide trainings in disaster preparedness and response, to enable individuals and communities to effectively respond to natural catastrophes and other crises when needed.

new!
Start Date: as soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

You want to capture scenes, images and events in powerful words and share to the world about peoples, places and projects. Impact lives and raise awareness through the stories you write! Either work in our International Office or in any other location, our teams will supply you with written accounts...

Short-term Trips to Sweden

for people from United States

Sorry! We don’t have any upcoming Short Term opportunities in this area for people from United States. But don’t let that put you off — contact us for more information. We’re passionate about mission!

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