The Global South Initiative
Welcome to the website of the Global South Initiative, an internal project of OM.
OM's Global South Initiative (or "GSI") supports the development of financially sustainable Global South fields and OM workers, contributing to OM's goal of seeing vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least reached.
We do this by providing financial and consulting support, training, and coaching for income-generating business-as-mission ventures and bi-vocational missionaries.
Pursuing New Mission Models
GSI is committed to seeing many more financially sustainable and fruitful Global South OM workers sent to the least reached.
Mission is no longer "From the West to the Rest", but "From Everywhere to Everywhere". What needs to change in order for Global South Christians to be involved in cross-cultural missions in their full strength and numbers?
With the support of generous donors, GSI was formed by OM to tackle these challenges. GSI supports and funds OM projects that lead to financial sustainability, and also facilitates business consultancy, business training and vocational training for OM fields. In addition, GSI has funded the development of Global South leaders and supported a review of OM's organizational culture and structures to ensure that Global South workers can thrive in OM. Click here for more information about us.
Our E-book, Pursuing New Mission Models is a great new resource providing an introduction to our Global South Initiative - it explains why we started the project, what we've learned and where we're going next.
How to Partner with GSI
If you are a Global South OM Field or worker, and have ideas for financial sustainability - whether field-run medium-sized businesses, small businesses for missionary families, or vocational training for missionaries - and would like to apply to GSI for funding, business consultancy services or training, click here.