At OAG, we believe the missio Dei, the "mission of God", is the advancement of the Kingdom through the preaching of the Gospel, the testimony of Jesus to the entire inhabited earth. If we search the Scriptures, from beginning to end, from Genesis to Revelation, we will find evidence in each and every book of the missio Dei. And, therefore, the nature of our movement, the nature of Christianity, is missions.
We also believe that missions is a team effort. It is next to impossible to go on to the mission field without support from the home constituency. King David recognized this truth regarding the service of those unable to participate in a frontline battle in 1 Samuel 30. Missionaries rely on the support of multitudes of men and women service in the support offices who contribute to publications, media, administration, fundraising, preparing and editing of books, and many other tasks. What makes everything possible, however, are the multitudes who are committed to prayer, financial giving, and the care of the missionary’s family at home. These people provide the spiritual, moral, and financial foundation without which missions could not exist.
This is why we have so many projects dedicated to missions. Missions trips, fundraisers, and other projects are always going on. There is so much work to do, and we must work while it is day, for the night is close at hand when it will be too late.
This page is a list of our missions projects. Here you can sign-up for email updates, participate in fundraisers and missions trips, and even give towards the projects.
OAG supports 101 Missionaries and 21 Missions Organizations for a total of $8619, plus $357 in individual giving on a monthly basis. Our one-time offering in September 2017 was $3500 (Disaster Relief). For the 2016 Calendar Year, our total one-time offering was $53,245. And none of these numbers include the individual departmental missions projects you'll find listed below. So when we say we are serious about missions, we are serious, and we put our money where our beliefs are.
We currently have 5 Missions Trips planned for 2018. Many of the details are still being nailed down, but what we do know is listed here.
OMEGA Missions Team
The OMEGA Missions Team has 3 trips planned in 2018. These trips are already full and are not taking any more applicants. However, should there be anyone that cannot make it and a spot comes available, we will communicate that information at that time. Dates and details are subject to change.
- Dublin, GA: Teen Challenge
- February 2018
- Light construction work
- Open to both men and women
- April 15-22, 2018
- Construction work
- Open to men only
- June 17, 2018
- Construction work
- Open to men only
There are many opportunities to be a part of the OMEGA Missions Team, and the more interest we have, the more trips and outreaches that can be planned. If you are interested in being a part of any OMEGA Missions Team projects, would like to donate, or just want more information, use the form below to contact the OMEGA Coordinator.
The Shores Outreach
Pastor Craig will be leading a missions team to Shores Assembly of God in Ocala to do a week-long outreach. Each morning, from 8am-Noon, our team will lead approximately 100 children through a WOC Chapel-style service, complete with games, object lessons, illusions, puppets, kid's worship songs, and a Bible Lesson. Our adult and teenage volunteers are invited to be a part of this missions opportunity, using their talents and working with the children in all of the above activity areas. This is an excellent introductory missions trip, as the church is close enough that we can commute every day and no overnight stay is necessary. Since we already do many of these types of ministries here at OAG, the costs are very low. For more information or to volunteer to be a part of this missions trip, fill out the form below.
The Miami Outreach is a week-long missions trip for teenagers on June 11-15. If you are a teen (14 and up) with a heart and desire for missions, this is a great trip for you. The cost is low (usually less than $300), the travel is minimal, and the opportunities for Kingdom impact is huge!
The ministry activities on this trip include (but are not limited to):
- Children's Carnivals, including games, water balloons, face-painting, music, Bible lesson, etc.
- Street ministry with spectacle evangelism, including dancing, clowns, dramas, games, etc.
- Service projects, including local park/school/neighborhood cleanup, soup kitchens, outreach centers, etc.
For more information about this Missions Project, use the form below to contact Pastor Daniel.
Mike and Sue Benintende, missionaries to the deaf, will be taking a unique missions trip to Nicaragua to reach out to the unreached people group of the deaf by helping with a Vacation Bible School at the Christian School for the Deaf. We are looking for partners fluent in Spanish or American Sign Language who feel the Lord is possibly leading you to be a part of this exciting trip, as well as financial sponsors to help fund the trip.
- Managua School for the Deaf, Managua, Nicaragua
- August 13-17
- Vacation Bible School for 100 students preschool to 11th grade
- Will also minister at the Deaf Church in Managua, teaching and sharing testimonies
- Some light maintenance work
For more information about this Missions Trip, use the form below to contact Sue.
Department Missions Projects
BGMC is Ignited Kids missions project for kids that instills a heart of compassion to reach the lost through praying, giving, and going. All funds raised through BGMC go to meet critical needs around the world such as feeding programs, water wells, Bible schools, curriculum, and whatever else a missionary needs in their part of the world.
The Girls' Ministries and Royal Rangers each have missions programs as well that go towards BGMC Projects.
STL is the missions project of Amplify Student Ministries at OAG. STL is the student-initiated, volunteer, charitable program that provides much-needed equipment to missionaries across the nation and in over 180 countries around the world. The concept is simple: we give so others can speed the light of the gospel to a world in darkness. This is accomplished by providing the "essential transportation and creative communication" equipment for missionary evangelism. Through modern transportation, radio, television, print, audio, and digital equipment, our missionaries can help make Jesus known.
It's easy to give to missions at OAG! Just head over to EasyTithe, our online giving platform to give.