Are you looking for ways to get involved in Christian missions or community development?
At Operation Mobilization (https://www.omusa.org/), our main priority is to reach unreached people groups around the world. We also acknowledge that there are many other organizations out there with a similar mission. That’s why we want to present to you some of these organizations that align well with our values and goals. We believe that the focus should be on getting individuals involved in the mission, rather than just the organizations themselves.
Here we’ll introduce you to some of these organizations, sharing their mission, areas of specialization, and how you can get involved with them. Whether you’re looking to volunteer, donate, or support a cause, we hope this list will help you find the right fit for your passions and skills.
- Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is a Christian organization with a mission to know God and make Him known. Their areas of specialization include evangelism, discipleship, and mission trips. YWAM offers a variety of training programs, mission opportunities, and volunteer positions for all ages, but each program has its own requirements and guidelines. Most programs are geared towards young people, typically for those between ages 18-30. However, YWAM encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in their programs and welcomes those who are willing to serve and learn. For those looking to get involved, visit ywam.org to learn more and find a location near you.
- Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) seeks to help fulfill the Great Commission by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith, and sending them to win and build others. Their areas of specialization include evangelism, discipleship, and campus ministry. CRU has opportunities for students, young adults, and volunteers to get involved in campus ministry, missions, and leadership development. Visit cru.org to find a campus or ministry near you.
- Samaritan’s Purse is an organization with a mission to provide spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Their areas of specialization include disaster relief, poverty alleviation, and evangelism. Samaritan’s Purse has opportunities for volunteers to serve in disaster relief efforts, as well as year-round programs for poverty alleviation, medical missions, and evangelism. Visit samaritanspurse.org to learn more about how you can get involved.
- World Vision works with communities to provide relief from poverty and injustice. Their areas of specialization include child sponsorship, disaster relief, and community development. World Vision has opportunities for people to sponsor a child, donate to disaster relief efforts, or volunteer their time to help with community development programs. Visit worldvision.org to learn more about how you can get involved.
- Mercy Ships is an organization that provides free medical care to people in need around the world. Their areas of specialization include medical missions and community development. Mercy Ships has opportunities for volunteers with medical training or other skills to serve aboard their hospital ships or in their land-based programs. Visit mercyships.org to learn more about how you can get involved.
- Gospel for Asia is an organization with a mission to reach the most unreached people groups in Asia with the love of Christ. Their areas of specialization include evangelism, discipleship, and community development. Gospel for Asia has opportunities for people to sponsor a national missionary, donate to community development programs, or participate in prayer and fasting. Visit gfa.org to learn more about how you can get involved.
Joining a mission organization and getting involved in the Kingdom impact movement is an excellent way to serve others and make a difference in the world. By supporting these organizations, you can help provide spiritual and physical aid to those in need, reach the unreached with the love of Christ, and work towards alleviating poverty and injustice. Each of the organizations mentioned above have their unique mission and areas of specialization, making it easy to find a cause that aligns with your interests and skills.
So, whether you have medical training, a heart for campus ministry, or a desire to serve the inner city, there is a mission organization out there for you. Find your areas of specialization and get involved today. Together, we can make a significant impact on the world for Christ.
If you or someone you know would be interested in taking your career overseas and planting yourself in an area where Jesus is less known, in one of OM USA’s short or long term trips, please reach out to our team and we will get you plugged into the right opportunity for you to grow and take a step in faith!