February 21 2018
Dr. Billy Graham is now with the Lord. What an amazingly wonderful reception that must have been!
What can we do to honor this servant of God? We can continue his legacy of making Christ known. Billy shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ with an estimated 200 million+ people in his lifetime. This was a passion of Billy’s, a deep commitment he lived out faithfully and well.
At One Mission Society, we along with many partners want to follow in Billy’s footsteps. While we may not have the packed stadiums, communication skill, and evangelism gift Billy had, we can have the same passion, the same heart for lost people. With hearts filled with the love of Christ, we can be used to help them understand and respond to Good News. A redeemer has died for all of us, the just for the unjust, to bring us to God! May we honor Billy, and more importantly honor the resurrected Christ, by having a heart of passionate love for people far from God. Every believer has a part to play, a contribution to make. May we never shrink back from making Christ and his salvation known to our family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors . . . and to the millions around the world who have not yet had the opportunity to hear, understand, and believe!
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile” (Romans 1:16).
~Bob Fetherlin, President, One Mission Society
February 20 2018
Renewed. Edified. Aware. Excited. These are just a few of the words that participants in the 2016 OMS Illuminate Conference mentioned in response to their experience after attending the event.
Two years have gone by quickly, and once again, it’s time for another OMS conference. June 27-30, 2018, is sure to be another time of connecting with new and old friends; listening to topnotch speakers, participating in challenging, relevant workshops, and engaging in inspiring worship times. Take time to dive into the world of missions as you learn how to be a light to our world.
Canadian Charlotte Kroes attended the last conference, and had this to say, “At Illuminate, I made friends that will continue to influence my life memories to last a lifetime.” If you’re like Charlotte, the conference is a great place to reunite with old friends, make new ones, and network with potential future coworkers.
“Illuminate challenged us to get involved wherever we are, regardless of geography,” Martin Mishler from Kansas shared. It’s quotes like these that encourage others to think outside the box of missions.
Johnny Song traveled all the way from South Korea to attend in 2016. He stated, “I can now bring a wider perspective on missions with me and be able to implement these new insights in my ministry.”
How about you? Would you like to learn to shine?
Do you want to learn more about missions by attending life-changing sessions about preventing human trafficking, modern missionary movements, and harvest fields becoming harvest forces, among other topics? You can register at oms.events … by March 31 for the early-bird discount!
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” ~Matthew 5:14-16.
February 13 2018
Sometimes, we need to turn off all the noise surrounding us to be able to hear God speak.
OneWeekend is a special time to step away from the daily hustle and bustle to slow down and truly hear what the Lord is saying to you regarding your life and the calling he has given you as his disciple.
Watch the video or read this real testimony of how OneWeekend reminded Lora and Jason what is really important in life.
Jason: “For me, OneWeekend really just helped to confirm God’s calling on my life and allowed me to see that One Mission Society and One Mission Kids was the answer to the call of my heart, which was to serve the Lord in full-time children’s ministry.
"We were engaged at the time, and now we’re married. But at that time one of the things that was going through my head was, 'What am I going to be able to learn? Is this just going to be a review of things I have heard my whole life?' But one of the things I was not expecting was it brought us closer together, being able to see missions from the same perspective.
"At the same time, I was reminded of something very important that anybody in ministry, no matter how many years you have been involved, needs to be reminded of and that’s the fact that God cares more about our relationship with him than he does with what we’re doing for him. And it’s easy to get so busy all the time doing great things for him that we kind of forget about the relationship part, and OneWeekend was a good reminder of that."
Lora: "For me, the best reminder or encouragement that I received at OneWeekend was to know that the desires of my heart, when I surrendered them to the Lord, he would fulfill them with a calling or a ministry that was exactly what the desires of my heart were all along.”
You can have an inspiring experience at OneWeekend just like Jason and Lora this April 13-15 at the OMS World Headquarters in Greenwood, Indiana. Click below to learn more or register now!
February 6 2018
The beginning of One Mission Society more than 117 years ago is a remarkable story of God’s divine appointments. In 1901, God laid the foundation of OMS for a worldwide ministry of evangelism, church planting, and leadership training through the providential meeting of Charles and Lettie Cowman and Juji Nakada at a missions convention at Moody Church.
Sitting next to one another, Juji shared the plight of the 57 million Japanese souls waiting to hear about Jesus. Juji’s words gripped Charles’ heart deeply. He later wrote, “I made an unreserved, unconditional, cheerful, and eternal surrender of myself to God.”
More than a century later, OMS continues to offer opportunities for people, just like Charles, to learn more about world missions.
This June, One Mission Society invites you to the OMS Illuminate 2018 international missions conference. This four-day event is your opportunity to dive into the world of missions! Whether you desire to reach people across the globe or in your own backyard, Illuminate 2018 will help you discover your role in fulfilling the Great Commission.
Activities include engaging, top-notch speakers; attending your choice of a variety of breakout sessions on topics ranging from preventing human trafficking to steps to sharing your faith; worship times; optional participation in a 5K walk/run, benefitting an OMS ministry; and times of fellowship to connect on a deeper, more personal level. And if you have children, we offer a dynamic program for them as well, including six exciting sessions of energy-filled music, Scripture memory (ESV), power challenges, imaginative crafts, Bible stories, and lessons on missions to grow their missionary hearts.
So, if you are someone interested in learning more about missions, plan now to attend Illuminate 2018 from June 27-30, 2018, at Community Church of Greenwood.