To transform lives through worship, fellowship, and hands-on mission.
To be the hands and feet of Christ to our state and to create future leaders of the Universal Church.
Ozark Mission Project (OMP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit mission of the Arkansas Area United Methodist Church, organized for ministry to persons in need in response to Jesus Christ's call to servant hood. We send church youth groups to camp sites and churches around Arkansas where they, in turn, engage in the surrounding communities by serving individuals and families, our neighbors, who are in need of minor construction and yard work. In addition to the physical service projects, we strive to meet social and emotional needs by spending part of our time visiting, sharing lunch and, if the neighbor so chooses, a devotional. We do not discriminate in the selection of our neighbors.
In 1986, OMP began with one camp and 35 participants. Today, OMP hosts 12 camps each summer, two OMP 101 camps, and a college-aged mission trip which serve all four corners of Arkansas. Over 1,500 youth, young adults, and families participate in OMP camps each year.