Overseas Ministries Study Center

The Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC) is a renowned research institute for world Christianity and gathering place for global Christian leaders.  It engages in God’s mission and amplifies the voices of the world Christian movement through its signature ministry and new program initiatives including the Residential Study Program, The Gerald H. Anderson Lectures, Digital Curriculum & Certificate, and Artist in Residence Program.  OMSC moved to Princeton Theological Seminary in June 2019 and celebrated its centenary in 2022.  You can read about its rich history and programs here.  
Global Partners

Tom Hastings is the Executive Director of OMSC at Princeton Theological Seminary and Editor of the International Bulletin of Mission Research (IBMR), published by SAGE. He received his PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary, MA from Wheaton College Graduate School, and BA from Boston College. Before coming to OMSC in 2016, he and his wife, Carol, served in Japan as Presbyterian Church (USA) mission co-workers from 1988–2008, where he taught on the faculties of Hokuriku Gakuin, Seiwa College, Tokyo Union Theological Seminary, and was adjunct at International Christian University. After returning to the United States in 2008, Hastings was Director of Research and Associate Director at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Senior Research Fellow at the Japan International Christian University Foundation in New York City, and Research Consultant for the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia in New York City and Hong Kong. Hastings is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

Easten Law is the Assistant Director for Academic Programs at OMSC at Princeton Theological Seminary.  His research focuses on Christianity in contemporary China with a focus on lived theology, public life, and religious pluralism.  He is graduate of Georgetown University, Wesley Theological Seminary, and Wheaton College. He enjoys tea, art, and long walks to nowhere in particular. 

OMSC Art Tour 
Tuesday, May 16, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
OMSC Offices

Join us for a tour of OMSC’s art collection at the historic OMSC House, the oldest house on campus (home to the seminary’s first president, Archibald Alexander). Drawn from OMSC’s Artist in Residence program, this extensive collection of art from China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and more brings fresh perspective and inspiration for faith and learning. 

Seminary Highlight Seminar: A Vibrant Global Community  
Wednesday, May 17, 10:15 – 11:15  a.m.
Stuart Hall 2

Each year, OMSC at Princeton Theological Seminary’s Residential Study Program welcomes a diverse cohort of global partners from around the world for a time of spiritual rest and engaged research. They include local and cross-cultural church leaders, scholars, educational administrators, and artists from every continent and Christian tradition. These global partners enlarge our understanding and vision of the church’s participation in God’s mission in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Join OMSC staff and some of our 2022-23 Global Partners and learn about their studies and experiences this year at PTS.