Jesus entrusted the church (that is us!) with the Great Commission to go into ALL the world preaching, teaching and making disciples – both those across the street and those across the seas.
Come join us at Mission Matters to be ... encouraged, envisioned and equipped to help complete that commission cross-culturally, both at home and abroad.
This event is a great opportunity to:
Main speaker sessions, electives, personal reflection times, fellowshipping with fellow Jesus' followers. Creche and kids programs for all ages.
Mountaintop experience at the beautiful surrounds of Mt Tamborine; on site accommodation or camping style; enjoy God’s nature at its best.
Be encouraged and challenged by the main session speakers plus many other missionaries leading interactive elective workshops and seminars.
Many mission agencies and Bible colleges will be there to journey with you to help you make the most of this amazing opportunity by exploring the scope of what God is doing in the world.
Dr Omar Djoeandy is ethnically Chinese, born in Indonesia and an Australian since 10. At the age of 16, he surrendered to follow Jesus in His mission. He graduated from Medicine at the University of NSW in Sydney, Australia in 1984 after doing a medical elective term in Jos, Nigeria. In 1990 he attained a Master of Divinity from Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST), now Africa International University, Kenya. He has worked as a General Practitioner in Sydney and in Nairobi. From 1998 to 2003 he served as an Associate Pastor at Nairobi Chapel, Kenya when it grew from 800 to over 2,000. During that time Omar published his book “Redefining Success” (2002) and had opportunities to be on radio and TV.
He served as the National Director of SIM Australia (2004-2019) and provided visionary, courageous and team-building leadership that contributed to SIM Australia’s growth from 94 to 125 long-term missionaries. He has visited 21 countries and preached in 12 including PNG, NZ, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Pakistan, Thailand, Kenya and South Africa.
Now Omar continues as a member of SIM Australia, serving half-time in Mission Engagement - preaching, inspiring, challenging and coaching churches and people for global mission, especially towards the least reached. In the other half-time, he is revising Redefining Success. He is married to Kay, a Counsellor, and they have three children. Eric (25) is a physiotherapist; Rachel (23) completing Law and Arts and Stephen (20) is studying Business. Kay and Omar are members of Caringbah Baptist Church. Omar enjoys the great outdoors, bushwalking, seafood and playing squash.