About OCI 2018-06-12T15:47:50+00:00

About OCI

Supporting Adventist Gospel Outreach Worldwide

Outpost Centers International networks and nurtures more than 130 Adventist supporting ministries around the world. These ministries represent a significant portion of the organized gospel outreach conducted by the laity of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Through the ministry of OCI, you have access to:

  • Health and evangelism training programs
  • Volunteer missionary job opportunities
  • Information and ways to support credible mission projects

Sharing the Gospel Through Today’s Missionaries

Outpost Centers International got its name in 1983 from an instruction written by Ellen G. White more than 100 years ago.

In 1907, Mrs. White wrote:

“Repeatedly the Lord has instructed us that we are to work the cities from outpost centers. In these cities we are to have houses of worship, as memorials for God, but institutions for the publication of our literature, for the healing of the sick, and for the training of workers, are to be established outside the cities. Especially is it important that our youth be shielded from the temptations of city life” (Selected Messages, vol. 2, p. 358).

This instruction has prompted scores of gospel workers ever since to carry forward this model of working the cities from outposts.

Today, the vision is splendidly realized through the network of OCI ministries. In more than 45 countries of the world, Christian men and women support themselves through practical skills while operating academies, orphanages, lifestyle centers, clinics, missionary training programs, publishing and media centers, Country Life® vegetarian restaurants, health food stores, and bakeries.

Partners in Ministry

OCI is a spiritual brotherhood of ministries striving towards the common goal of taking the gospel to the world. By partnering together, OCI is able to achieve outstanding results.

This is accomplished through a strong alliance with Seventh-day Adventist church leadership. Each member of OCI acts as a supporting arm and has chosen not to accept tithe. Members also agree to uphold the OCI Membership Criteria and the OCI Membership Standards.

OCI has been a member of Adventist Laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) since 1984.

To find out more about Outpost Centers International or how your ministry can become an OCI member, contact us today!