OC International

General

Classification: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Missions-Sending
Legal Name: OC International
Established: 1951
Alias/Other Name(s): One Challenge

Organizational Principles

Purpose & Mission Statement:

OUR VISION Healthy churches working together to reach all nations. OUR MISSION To mobilize godly and effective church leaders to reach all nations. OUR STRATEGY Using research, motivation, and training, we mobilize church leaders to reach their nations and beyond.

Denomination(s): Interdenominational
Member Organization(s): Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)
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Open to New Locations: Yes
Service Locations: National (United States)
International
Active Cities: N/A
Active Regions: N/A
Active States: Arizona
California
Colorado
Washington
Active Countries:
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Colombia
Cyprus
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Philippines
Romania
Singapore
Spain
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Colombia
Cyprus
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Philippines
Romania
Singapore
Spain
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
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Doctrinal Statement:

We believe the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God, inerrant in the original manuscripts. We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Core Values:

Servanthood

Partnership

Team

Freedom to Innovate

Multiplication

Family

Missions-Sending

Ministries Offered Administration
Children
Church Planting
Education
Evangelism
Language Lessons
Leadership
Medical
Pastoral Training
Prayer Walking
Sports
Team Training
Other
Missionary Durations: 1 to 3 Weeks
1 to 3 Months
4 to 11 Months
1 to 2 Years
More than 2 Years
Long Term/One Way
Individuals: Yes
Divorced: Yes
Married Couples: Yes
Families: Yes
Groups: Yes
Educational Requirements: Yes
Preferred Education Level: High School Diploma
Other
Does the organization provide funding? No
Does the organization provide benefits? Yes

Organization Provided Benefits:

All longer term personnel of OC are employees of OC and as such have normal benefits related to employment (insurance, retirement, vacation and sick days etc). These things are funded through the support raising of the missionary since OC has no corporate funds other than those raised by our people.

Does the organization require training? Yes
Does the organization provide training? Yes

Training Required for Service:

All OC personnel undergo training. ST personnel have training specifically tailored for their target trip. LT personnel all have the same training requirements which include a pre-acceptance orientation, a post-acceptance orientation, a summer training program, a pre-deployment transitions training program and an OJT program for language and culture learning

Training Provided by Organization:

All OC personnel undergo training. ST personnel have training specifically tailored for their target trip. LT personnel all have the same training requirements which include a pre-acceptance orientation, a post-acceptance orientation, a summer training program, a pre-deployment transitions training program and an OJT program for language and culture learning

Long-Term Missionary Accountability Practices:

OC, being a 60 year-old, global agency, has created an accountability and care structure to meet IRS guidelines and provide good stewardship of our people and resources. We operate via a team structure (in general we only send new people where we have resident, experienced teams of people) that is managed/facilitated by a leadership structure that includes local leaders, area leaders and corporate leaders. Our care structure includes pastoral and emotional care and is based on a world-wide network of care providers, some within OC and some in partnership with OC. Nearly all of our missionaries are supported financially through the donations of ministry partners in the US, churches and individuals. Nearly all of our missionaries host ST teams from those stateside ministry partners and enjoy the connection and support it gives.

Application Process:

TBC.