OM Ireland staff has some fun with staff photos
Our Vision: is to see lives and communities transformed by God.
Reaching the Lost: Through personal relationships, direct evangelism, sports camps and a range of creative ministry programmes, we seek to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in Ireland.
Equipping and Mobilising the Church: OM Ireland seeks to equip, and resource the local church so that together, in partnership, we can reach the lost through the proclamation of the Gospel. We also seek to create and promote opportunities for Christians to put their faith into action, both locally and globally, through prayer, finance and service.
OM teams have served in Ireland since the 1970s but OM Ireland itself began in 2002, when Mike Mullins was asked to launch the work.
Mike and his wife Aster, who served with OM Ships for a number of years, had been running the Big Red Bus in Donegal. The bus became a vital part of OM's work as a venue for children's holiday clubs, youth programmes and family events. A small office was opened in Letterkenny and another in Dublin while year-teams worked across Donegal, serving the community.
Hundreds of Irish teens began attending the TeenStreet Germany conference each summer while OM Ireland's own youth conference Beyond 48 (now called Connect) was launched in 2006. Impact Ireland, our short-term summer programmes, attracted volunteers from all over the world to work alongside local churches around the country.
As the vision grew, so did the need for OM Ireland to have its own 'home'. In 2007, God provided Lacken House - a 5-acre property complete with accommodation and office space.