World Olivet Assembly (WOA) is a global gathering of evangelical churches and para-church organizations existing for the advancement of world mission. The organization is structured through regional and national chapters working together with several global partners.
The assembly first began in 2000 as a loose association of world evangelical bodies formed by alumni of Olivet Theological College and Seminary. The network's development culminated in the inauguration of the World Olivet Assembly in 2007.
The name “Olivet” means “Mount of Olives.” WOA exists to promote unity within the evangelical church and the greater body of Christ through providing a platform for shared dialogue, ideas and resources.
The General Office of the WOA is like the central nervous system of the global mission operation. It receives information from the regional assemblies, coming to know the overall situation of each country, then through prayer and discussion sets the direction for the global mission.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
Paul’s attitude and philosophy of his mission work are clearly stated in this verse; he served and worked as “a servant of Christ.” A servant, doulos in Greek, was a term Paul used to indicate his self-identity as he served the Lord.
A voluntary life of devotion and sacrifice for God's Kingdom was a basis of every work he did. He confessed, "Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone...