So, you’re interested in going on a short-term trip in missions. Where do you start? Pray. The decision to go on any mission trip, short or long, should begin with conversation with our heavenly Father. The moment you connect with OC about a potential trip, we put you on our prayer list. Each week on […]
Serve with One Challenge … Experiment and Change
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 Inside the Chateau” (SIC) […]
Serve with One Challenge … Encounter and Grow
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 […]
Serve with One Challenge … Engage and Influence
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 […]
Serve with One Challenge … Examine and Learn
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. Click here to go to Honest Answers. If you have other questions about getting involved, send us an email at Mobilization: […]
Don’t Sweat the Details
A potential kingdom worker once asked us, “What ingredients are needed to be a successful, healthy, long-term mission worker?” This is a great question, one that we think everyone should be asking who is considering getting involved in cross-cultural work. In short we might answer major on the majors and don’t sweat the details; but, […]
What if I miss God’s leading toward missions?
This is a great question and one that many deal with. I have spent hours discussing this and related topics with passionate followers of Jesus, concerned that they follow in the steps he is laying out there. Also see this web page:Honest Answers. Let me use this as a springboard to a related question which […]
Why do Mission Agencies Charge Overhead Fees?
One of the most frustrating things about raising financial support is often the amount of money that missions agencies place on top of the amount you need to raise for life and ministry in your target country. Have you considered the cost of missions? Agencies put a variety of names on this amount of money […]
Want to get involved but overwhelmed by the need?
Has God been putting something on your heart? Are you curious about missions opportunities? Or are you just wanting to consider this whole missions thing? Take some time and read through these questions and their honest answers about missions. Start by reading this. If you keep up with current events at all you are probably […]
What Can I Do About School Debt?
“Debt, in general, and school debt specifically is a huge issue facing the emerging mission worker force,” says Jeff Boesel, Director of Mobilization at One Challenge. “My oldest daughter, now 34, is still finishing paying off school loans for her BA and MA in Education, juggling family and job commitments. Many college and university graduates […]