Last month we had the joy of adding four new members to the One Challenge Board of Directors. Sharon Reed (PA), Dawn Grove (AZ), Jon Hirst (CO), and Thayer Allison (NC) were nominated and accepted during the September 10-12 semi-annual board meetings held in Colorado Springs. “Each of these board members brings a heart for […]
US Mobilization Center
Getting Ready to Launch
In January of 2014 One Challenge embarked on a 2-year campaign which has proved the biggest in the history of the mission – The Launch Project. The overall objective is to position the mission agency for many years of future ministry. Three key elements motivated the campaign: The many invitations One Challenge continues to receive […]
Leadership Development: Looking at the Heart of a Leader
“Looking at the Heart of a Leader” was the focus of the two-day in-house Leadership Development Course that was held at the US-Mobilization Center last month. Eighteen OC leaders from Spain, Africa, the UK, the Philippines and the US-MC delved into four aspects of leadership: Discerning Leadership: Aligning with God’s vision Developmental Leadership: Drawing out […]
One Challenge – What is our strategy?
A vision is a picture of what we want to see in the end as a result of our ministry efforts. A mission statement describes exactly what part we hope to play in the fulfillment of the vision. Our strategy describes a general “method” or “mode of operation” to move toward the mission goal. In […]
One Challenge – What is our mission?
Last month we shared our new vision statement and what it means to us. This month we want to share our newly formulated mission statement. A mission statement, cascading down from the vision statement, describes exactly what part we hope to play in the fulfillment of the vision. It provides focus for One Challenge leaders […]
One Challenge – What is our vision?
All organizations and businesses have vision statements. So does One Challenge. The vision statement is a description of our vision, what we want to see in the end as a result of our ministry efforts. For the last many years OC’s vision statement has been … Healthy churches working together to reach all nations. God […]
Reflections on OC Global Alliance & Leadership Conference
Dean Carlson shares his thoughts on his first quarter as President of One Challenge: “It’s been a privilege to lead the OC global family through ten weeks of prayer and preparation for this new chapter in OC’s 63 history. As a multi-generational, multi-cultural organization, we are devoted to move with God in his mission of […]
Partnering in Praise and Prayer
God is on a mission to bring hope to a broken world, and he invites us to join in his work! Here’s the challenge: billions have never met a follower of Jesus. They have no idea how God can transform their lives. Courageous love is willing to do whatever it takes to bring good news […]
Mobilization on the Move
Mobilization may have a lot of meanings in different scenarios, but to Jeff, One Challenge’s Director of Mobilization, it means asking people to follow in steps of obedience to God, which could come at a great personal cost. “It’s not just leaving family, raising money and adopting a new culture which are hard things to […]
Committed to Communication
When you hear the word communications, it probably conjures up images of smart phones, iPads, emails, and social media. Staying in touch is so important to relationships that people keep inventing new ways to do it. For the past 62 years our One Challenge workers stay in touch progressively using new means and methods, because […]