learning conference

Prayer Focus … Learning Conference & Summer Programs

Please join us in praising God for our recent virtual 2021 Learning Conference. Though the first of its kind for OC, the conference proved a success, with learning and meaningful connection for all. Also join us in prayer for our summer programs (in-person) that everyone would feel seen, heard, and well-prepared for the next steps […]

summer programs

Summer Programs – Focusing on the Individual as a Whole

Holistic – what a buzz word! Slap the ‘holistic’ label on something, a business or ministry, and it immediately sounds informed, deep, and connected to the world – real people solving the real problems. Of course, this may or may not end up being true. At One Challenge, we have several holistic ministries that we pray […]

OC summer programs

Prayer Focus for June 2018 … Summer Programs

This month’s prayer focus is on OC summer programs. One Challenge summers are filled with training, sending, sharing, and laughter. Most importantly it’s a time for the OC community to celebrate God’s faithfulness to our people around the world – those beginning their journey and those processing it. Core (training), PEP (debriefing), and Transition Orientation […]

OC summer programs

Prayer Focus for June 2017 … OC Summer Programs

This month’s prayer focus is on the OC summer training programs. The word “summer” paints vivid pictures – poolside BBQs, baseball games, and fireworks… At One Challenge, kicking off the summer is CORE, our three-week training program for new mission workers. Joining us for OC’s Transitions Orientation are those preparing to leave for full-time ministry […]

OC summer programs

Prayer Focus for July/August … OC Summer Programs

Our July/August prayer focus is on our One Challenge summer training programs. Every year around May things start to buzz around the Personnel wing of the United States Mobilization Center’s (US-MC) building. It’s the prelude to five weeks of summer training programs where One Challenge trains, launches, and debriefs our global mission workers. Please join […]

OC summer training programs

Prayer Focus for July/August … Summer Programs at OC

Our July/August prayer focus is on our One Challenge summer training programs — six weeks of programs that equip and encourage our mission workers. Would you please pray for our new workers raising support, for those deploying overseas for the first time,and for those on home stay as they travel to visit their supporters? Please […]

Summer training programs

5 to Thrive (Summer Training Programs)

Every year around May things start to buzz around the Personnel wing of the United States Mobilization Center’s (US-MC) building. It’s the prelude to five weeks of summer training programs where One Challenge trains, launches, and debriefs our global mission workers. Between June 9 and July 15 over 30 staff members will journey with 32 […]

Care for Workers

Caring for Workers through Intentional Programs

Care for mission workers is the driving force behind One Challenge’s summer programs. Whether training or retreat, OC focuses on healthy individuals who feel heard and understood. Training – CORE OC’s training program, CORE, cares for new workers (and their kids) by preparing them for cross-cultural ministry. Experienced OC mission workers help guide them through […]

OC summer

OC Summer … Equipping, Sending, and Rejuvenating

All year One Challenge’s Personnel Department talks a lot about summer. The chatter is not about the anticipated warmer days, the backyard BBQs, or the fun in the sun. Rather, the department is abuzz with planning, prep, and execution of three critical programs – Core (training), Transition Orientation (sending), and PEP (renewal). Face-to-face connection is […]

OC's Pastoral Couple

25 Years of Encouragement as OC’s Pastoral Couple

When Ralph and Joyce Anderson, 20 years into church ministry, experienced the power of encouragement personally in their own lives, it ignited an interest in their hearts to be the ones to bring encouragement to global mission workers. Since then, they have brought 25 years of encouragement to OC’s personnel around the world. In the […]