- What is VOMC?
Our Vision & Mission
Mission Statement: Actively Remembering and Serving the Church Persecuted.
Core Values: Prayer, Mission, Discipleship, Fellowship and Stewardship.
Vision: Glorifying God by Supporting the Fulfillment of the Great Commission in Regions Hostile to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- To encourage and empower persecuted Christians to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).
- To provide practical relief and spiritual support to the families of Christian martyrs (Matthew 25:36).
- To equip persecuted Christians to love and win to Christ those opposed to the Gospel (Romans 12:14).
- To help believers rebuild their lives and Christian witness in countries where they have formerly suffered oppression (Nehemiah 1:3; 2:5).
- To promote the fellowship of all believers by informing the world of the faith and courage of persecuted Christians, thereby inspiring believers to a deeper level of commitment to Christ and involvement in His Great Commission (Hebrews 13:3; Galatians 6:2).
The BibleWe believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty-six books, as originally written, comprising the Old and the New Testaments were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God and are entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian union.GodWe believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.ChristWe believe in the absolute and essential deity of Jesus Christ, in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return.The Holy SpiritWe believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit Who convinces of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; Who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.SatanWe believe that Satan exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, the archenemy of God and man.ManWe believe that both man and woman were divinely created in the image of God; that both sinned, becoming guilty before God and thereby incurring physical and spiritual death on all mankind.SalvationWe believe that salvation is by the grace of our sovereign God; that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a vicarious, expiatory and propitiatory death; that justification is by faith alone in the shed blood of Christ on the cross, the all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that those whom God has effectively redeemed shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of God.Future ThingsWe believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgment and conscious, eternal punishment of the wicked.Religious LibertyWe believe in religious liberty; that every person has the right to practice and propagate his beliefs.Civil GovernmentsWe believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honoured and obeyed, except only in the things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the only Lord of the conscience and Prince of the kings of the earth.
The Voice of the Martyrs continues the legacy of Pastor Wurmbrand in raising a voice for persecuted Christians around the world. It is sometimes hard for Christians in Canada to understand that persecuted Christians do not want us to send all of our funds directly overseas! They urge us to publicize their plight, to tell their stories, to urge governments to intervene on their behalf and to share their prayer requests with Christians in Canada. One of our core values as a mission is to serve the persecuted Church according to its wishes and needs, and not according to our own predetermined strategies.
Just as Pastor Wurmbrand left Romania at the command of underground Church leaders to be their voice, we are fulfilling the command of today’s persecuted Church as we share their stories in our monthly newsletter, in books, on the Internet and through television and radio.
Join us in raising awareness of the persecuted Church today!
What is persecution?
What is a martyr?
How many countries is VOMC working in?
I know a persecuted Christian who wants to leave their country. Can VOMC help?
I’m being persecuted in my country. Can VOMC help me come to Canada?
What about Christians who experience such immense persecution that they want to leave their country?
Why doesn't my church talk about the persecution of Christians?
Does VOMC send missionaries to restricted nations?