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We work with the global church to plant and grow churches, provide continuing education, create community through sports, and develop and mentor future leaders.

We work to provide the global church with the resources they need to spread the gospel. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Partnering with the global church to plant and grow churches, provide continuing education, create community through sports, and develop and mentor future leaders allows the spread of the gospel in a more effective way.

Church Planting + Growth

We invest in people and opportunities that enable churches to be planted, thrive, grow, and multiply. When invited by local leaders, OC conducts training for church planters and those interested in learning about disciple making movements.

What Church Planting + Growth Looks Like:

  • Training for Church Planters
  • Training For Disciple Making Movements
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Leadership Development

We are committed to the equipping of leaders, inside and outside the church, with kingdom principles allowing them to move entire people groups toward transformation, hope, and justice.

What Leadership Development Looks Like:

  • Coaching
  • Discipleship
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Consultation Conferences
  • Training
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Since 1952, Sports Ambassadors has been sending teams to more than 67 countries and sharing the gospel to more than 11 million spectators. One Challenge uses sports as a vehicle to create opportunities for sharing the gospel, planting churches, helping churches engage their communities, and developing disciple-making networks.

What Sports Looks Like:

  • Facilitating Workshops, Seminars, and Training Centers
  • Research to Evaluate and Enhance Sports Ministry Evangelism and Discipleship
  • Recruiting, Training, and Mentoring Church-Based and Parachurch Sports Ministry Leaders
  • Short-Team Teams – Camps, Clinics, Leagues, and Coaching
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Adult Education

One Challenge seeks to educate on all levels in order to equip the next generation of leaders. From English as a second language, to bringing biblical curriculum to university and seminary students in remote places, we help students learn what it means to live a life aligned with God’s purposes in the world.

What Adult Education Looks Like:

  • Formal Education in Seminaries, Specializing is a Missions Focus
  • Online Education and Resources for Church Leaders
  • Portable Seminary Classes in Intensive Formats for Rural Pastors
  • Itinerant Teachers for Seminaries in Secure Countries in Intensive Formats (In Person/Online)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
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What Types of Sports Do You Use for Ministry?

One Challenge uses sports in multiple formats to share the love of Jesus. We see sports as a tool for outreach, and we help churches and leaders develop their own sports programs. In addition to training and development, OC Sports Ambassadors facilitates short-term teams, using games and clinics as tools for evangelism and connection with local churches.

What are short-term sports teams?

Any sport can be effective in ministry, and when working with church leaders, they choose which sports are most effective in their context. In short-term teams, we will use any sport, but primarily basketball, soccer, volleyball, and baseball.

How Many Churches Did You Help Plant Last Year?

In 2021 across the OC Global Alliance, 21,485 were established. Another 2,875 churches were assisted.

How Many Leaders Were Trained/Discipled Last Year?

In 2021 across the OC Global Alliance, 37,573 were trained, and another 63,233 leaders were mentored.

How Many Students Were Taught Last Year?

In 2021 across the Global Alliance, 21,493 students were trained.

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