Encounter and Grow: Up to one year … apprentice under an experienced mentor … join a team … find out what real life is like as a mission worker … push yourself beyond your limits … learn a language … learn a culture … make a difference … become more than you are.
Taking a “gap year” for cross-cultural ministry experience or teaching at an international school for a year would be good examples of Encounter experiences around the world. Encounters can happen in over 15 of the countries in which we work.
For more information about Encounters, send us an email at Mobilization: Mobilization@oci.org or call Carole at (719) 592-9292 ext. 177
Other Ways to Serve with OC
Experiment and Change
From two weeks to three months … in a group or on your own … check out a new culture … get your hands dirty … help people … shadow a mission worker … learn to trust God and others in new ways … come back changed.
“Step Outside the Lines” (SOL) is one of OC’s Experiment opportunities and is available to anyone 18 or over. In the summer of 2018 the four-week program will be focused on southern Spain. Step Outside programs vary in activities but always include both outreach and personal growth opportunities. One of the major goals of Step Outside is to prepare the Stepper to consider a future commitment to cross-cultural kingdom work.
For more information about how to serve with One Challenge in SOL 2018, or another Experiment opportunity, send us an email at Mobilization: Mobilization@oci.org or call Carole at (719) 592-9292 ext. 177
Engage and Influence
More than one year … go deep with people … see relationships become ministry and ministry become life … share your passion with others … gift your experience and training to local believers … influence an entire city … an entire country … an entire continent.
If you see yourself ready for a career in cross-cultural ministry you are ready to Engage. Being engaged with the people of a different culture involves moving in, settling down, and becoming fluent in the local language. Engage workers see the greatest impact for the kingdom and opportunities are available in all the countries where we work. For more information on Engage opportunities, send us an email at Mobilization: Mobilization@oci.org or call Carole at (719) 592-9292 ext. 177
Examine and Learn
Do you have questions about getting involved in mission work? We have answered many of the questions we have received over the years in the Honest Answers section of our website.
One Challenge is an international mission sending agency empowering local church ministry in more than 100 countries around the world. We seek to empower the whole body of Christ to bring a transforming love and hope to all people. When invited by local leaders, OC facilitates local bodies of believers to identify, train, and send global workers toward realizing a “from everywhere to everywhere” vision. For more information, please email OC Mobilization at email@example.com. Or go to our Mobilization blog at ocimobilization.wordpress.com/blog/.