Olathe Bible Church
13700 W. 151st Street
Olathe, KS 66062

(913) 764-8280

Office Hours | M-F | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Global Missions

Meeting the practical and spiritual needs of people in far off lands is a big deal at Olathe Bible Church. We take the time to invest in a few, strategic areas through relationships with missionaries on the ground. We call this effort Global Missions.


We believe that everyone has a role to play in reading those in need in our world. Your part may be to pray for missionaries and mission efforts. You may financially support long term missionaries or help fund short-term mission trips. You might even find yourself participating in a trip to see first hand the work God is doing and use your skills and passions to make a difference in the lives of others.


Read about the countries we work in below and explore the “trips” and “news” tabs above. For more information about you can get involved, contact Chris.

Olathe Bible Church Financial Generosity

The people of Olathe Bible Church gave $1,084,076 away in fiscal year 2014-2015.


Olathe Bible Church brings fresh water, medicine, teaching and business micro-loans to the people of Ethiopia. We have been working for six years now with local church leaders in the capitol city of Addis and in small, remote villages to meet the needs of this developing nation. Ninety million people call Ethiopia home. They enjoy a rich culture of exotic music and food, including the tradition of feeding others in your group with your own hands. Ethiopians love their sports – especially long distance track and soccer – and Ethiopia produces more coffee than any other African nation. But Ethiopia is also a country in need. It has one of the lowest GDP per capita in the world. There is a great need for improved sanitation and health care. Traditionally an Eastern Orthodox Christian nation, poor infrastructure and a growing Islamic influence make for a difficult task of discipling those hungry for the gospel. Every year, people from OBC travel to Ethiopia to make a difference in the lives of the people there. We support local pastors financially and practically as they meet the needs of their fellow Ethiopians. Thank you for your support and generosity as we continue to build on our relationships in this important nation.


3431-small-1024x595India is a country full of flavor and wonder. The exotic food. Young boys playing cricket in the shadow of the Taj Mahal. Old men telling ancient tales filled with magic and superstition. A place of extremes. Poverty and wealth. Billions making their way through crowded cities while many others live life in isolated, rural villages. A variety of cultural influences from centuries old Hinduism to the British colonization that ended in 1947. Olathe Bible Church is committed to bringing practical relief and the news of Jesus Christ to the oppressed, isolated, poor and often hopefulness people of India. One organization we work with is called the India Gospel League. IGL trains and sends indigenous “barefoot” pastors into the hundreds of thousands of small villages scattered throughout the large, heavily populated continent. These pastors are uniquely positioned to present the liberating love of God to a culture that is steeped in fear and idolatry. Over the last 25 years, IGL has planted over 78,000 village churches. These churches have brought light to a dark world through teaching, economic development and medical relief. There is still plenty of work to be done. Over 80% of Indians consider themselves Hindu. Thousands of villages have yet to hear about Jesus. You are invited to join us in supporting our many missionary partners in India as we work together at Olathe Bible Church to make a difference in our world.


11001859_10153208094593872_4152452754152441784_nKnown for its famous canal, the small country of Panama is a place of lush jungles and unspoiled highlands sandwiched between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. It’s location made it an ideal place for Spain to funnel valuable South American gold back to Europe in 1600’s. Today, the country is a hub for international trade, beautiful landscapes and a love for baseball. Olathe Bible Church has been involved in mission work in Panama for over 5 years. We work with local missionaries to reach isolated villages with food, supplies, and the gospel of Jesus. We send teams to village of Union Santena 3 times a year to help maintain the school, teach the kids about the Bible, and do a variety of other projects. Thank you for your support as we continue to develop our relationship with the people of Panama. Together, we are making a difference for Christ.

Missions Trips

Join us on an upcoming missions trip. Basic trip information is included here. Contact the trip coordinator for more details. All trips have a limited number of participants. Start your journey by completing a mission trip application.

Ethiopia | February 14 – March 3, 2017 | $2,750

Men and women needed for teaching and training at a Christian leaders conference. Apply by December  1. Contact Paulos Assefa.

Panama | Switch High School Missions Trip | March 10-19, 2017 | $1,750

High schoolers head into the jungle of Panama to serve local villagers. Apply by December  1. Contact Jeff Lubeck.

Ethiopia | April 14-25, 2017 | $2,750

Men and women needed for teaching and training at a Christian leaders conference. Apply by January  1. Contact Paulos Assefa.

Liberia | May 15-23, 2017 | $3,250

Support local missionaries in Gola, Liberia. Apply by February  1. Contact Mary Baker.

Panama | Family Mission Trip | May 27 – June 4, 2017 | $1,150

Dads, moms and kids age 10 and older can now experience serving together as a family in global missions. We will fly from Kansas City to Panama where we will spend a week working with the Wounaan indians. Get more details.

Panama | Summer Intern Mission Trip | June 11-21, 2017 | $1,750

Work with local missionaries and villagers.  Apply by March  1. Contact Colin Murphy.

Panama | June 20-29, 2017 | $1,500

Work with local Wounaan tribe in Chepo.  Apply by March  1. Contact Mark Little.

Ethiopia | July 2-15, 2017 | $2,750

Men and women needed for teaching and training at a men, women and youth conference. Apply by April 1 (January 1 for youth teachers). Contact Paulos Assefa.

India | July 27 – August 6, 2017 | $3,250

Youth training conference. Limited to ages 17-27. Apply by January  1. Contact Tyler Geisler.

India | September 14-24, 2017 | $4,000

Women’s training conference. Women only. Apply by June  1. Contact Tyler Geisler.

Panama | October 12-19, 2017 | $1,500

Men and women teachers needed for Wounann Indian Christian Leaders Conference.  Apply by July  1. Contact Chris Tatham.

Ethiopia | November 1-12, 2017 | $2,750

Men and women needed for leadership training and hearing aid clinic. Apply by August 1. Contact Paulos Assefa.

Liberia | December 4-14, 2017 | $3,250

Support local missionaries in Gola, Liberia. Apply by September  1. Contact Mary Baker.


Paulos Visits Ethiopia

  Paulos Assefa leads the effort by Olathe Bible Church to reach people in need of the gospel of Jesus in his home country of Ethiopia. We work alongside UpGlobal Network and local pastors in-country to develop an effective strategy and network for evangelism. In......


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