Tag Archive: mobilisation

Serve Asia is OMF International’s short-term mobilisation programme, something that I had the privilege to be part of as the Serve Asia Co-ordinator (SAC) for OMF’s Singapore National Office (SNO) some years back. In a nutshell, it’s about mobilising people, especially youths and young adults, toward short-term missions (in OMF terms, anything less than 1 year), in technically any mission field that any of OMF’s missionaries are based in or have ministries/mission work. I also had the opportunity to serve in the International Centre (IC) under New Horizons when their co-ordinator was on sabbatical, a newer initiative bridging unconventional home and field sides where OMF has no or little presence, experience – from anywhere to everywhere!

If you have a few weeks, month or even 1 year off or a gapyear, time in between studies, career, etc, and are considering missions or serving in East Asia, do prayerfully consider joining Serve Asia. If you are located internationally, out of Singapore, visit the international link here.

Serve Asia (SNO design v.1)

A big shoutout to our best SA boss Andrea, and a throwback to our original SNO Mob team – bosslady Yong Hong, Carolyn, Lee Peng, Jie, Samuel

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Missions Catalyst has published an interesting first-person “letter” from a/an (unmobilized) pastor.
In summary, here’s how to be sure we never mobilize our pastors for missions:

  1. Present all your requests as though they were crises
  2. Use jargon that I should probably know, but don’t
  3. By all means, go to my wife if you’re disappointed in how I’m responding to your requests
  4. Give me books I don’t ask for, the context for which I lack, and the content I’m not interested in
  5. Leave me out of the process
  6. Don’t pray for me, just give me more work to do
  7. Inundate me with information, but don’t ask me questions
  8. Don’t serve what we’re currently doing; just tell me how our church isn’t doing all it could
  9. Ask me if your missionary friend can speak to whole church
  10. Ask me to go with you on a 3-week-trip to the craziest parts of the world
  11. When you email me about the cool thing you’d like us to invest in, be sure to bad-mouth 8 other similar things
  12. Tell me missions is what’s really on the heart of God

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