Join a team!
If you resonate with our Vision, Mission and Values, please consider applying to join us. We primarily need people of good character who have an attitude of servanthood. Experience in ministry adds credibility when working with other leaders. With a teachable spirit, a person can be trained to use our training programs. Flexibility is also needed, for needs arise that call on us to help in areas we didn’t necessarily sign up for.
Kinds of functions needed in our ministries
Our personnel needs are constantly changing, yet listed below are some of the kinds of functions we typically need. Many of these functions are needed both in the USA and in our overseas locations.
Researcher—Someone who sees the importance of gaining a clear picture of where the ministry stands at present, and where it needs to go; willing to be trained to access US census data, and to learn how to create surveys, produce reports, and present current results re: the Harvest Force (church & ministries) and Harvest Field (context).
Church Planting trainer/mobilizer/networker—This person has a passion to see the church multiply and thereby shine the light of the Gospel of Christ in areas where it is currently not being relevantly or clearly communicated; should have a desire to see Gospel incarnated in ways relevant to various cultures, socio-economic sub-cultures, and ethnic groups (especially unreached and unchurched). Should be desirous to work with regional task forces to mobilize church planting; wants to raise up planters and coaches; wants to investigate and bless emergent forms of church.
Church Health/Revitalization trainer/mobilizer—Someone who recognizes that merely multiplying sick churches will not advance the cause of Christ; must long to see the church awakened from slumber, given a sharper vision for ministry; also cares about the condition of leadership in the church today, desiring to assist and promote Godly spiritual leadership on all levels of church life.
Mission Mobilizer—This must be a person who longs to see the church fulfill its mandate to go and make disciples of all nations; must tirelessly call the church to cross cultural barriers to take the Gospel where it is not adequately proclaimed; must be willing to be trained to take training into churches, and counsel with candidates.
Intentional Living—This is a family or single who desires to live out the gospel of Jesus Christ in an urban setting where restoration and reconciliation are needed. A high value on building community is essential. Being able to spend time listening to other, using the Word and prayer for ministry, are important.
Intercultural Trainer—If you have experience in leading toward intercultural unity, you have much to share with others. You can use our training materials as well as your own processes to help others see the vision for unity in diversity.
Coach—Fundamental to many of our ministries is the skill of leadership coaching. Training is available for this. There is no better way to help existing and emerging leaders to think through their ministry calling and strategy than coaching.
Ethnic outreach mobilizer/networker (especially specializing in Hispanic, African-
American, Indian, Asian, Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism)—This person should have credibility to speak to, and exemplify, cross-cultural sensitivity and understanding with one or more ethnic groups; should have a full-ministry viewpoint, including evangelism, helps ministries, church planting mobilization, church revitalization, and missions. Must have a heart for multi-cultural unity in the local church.
Evangelism mobilizer—This person should be able to model and train others to do evangelism relevantly, effectively and passionately. Should be able to work in team context and value other ministries and callings.
IT and webmaster—This person can keep computer systems up and running. Also needed is someone to maintain a relevant website that is an asset to the ministry as it grows.
Development and Public Relations—Someone who understands principles of Biblical stewardship and the ministry of guiding people to discover their God-given calling to give generously to the Lord’s work. Willing to learn to work with foundations, writing proposals, and substantiating use of granted funds. A P.R. person would help publicize the ministries of the team.
Prayer ministry—This is a person who not only has a heart for prayer, but can regularly communicate prayer needs, can mobilize others to pray, and should believe and practice prayer with fasting; should understand spiritual warfare prayer, and know that there is no way to make spiritual advance apart from prayer. Should be willing to train and mobilize in prayer ministries.
Office organization/Operations/Information systems—Someone able to apply their administrative and planning gifts to help keep the ministry running smoothly and effectively; someone to coordinate involvement of volunteers.
Clerical—Someone who sees the value of, and has aptitude for, data entry and database maintenance, phone networking, filing, receptionist, etc.
Publications (electronic and print)/Graphic design—Someone who can create electronic and print publications; give practical oversight to various ways of getting our message across to current and potential ministry partners and audiences.
Event Coordinator—this person is skilled at bringing together a wide variety of aspects that make an event a success; such events may be for training, fund-raising, vision-casting, research-presentation, encouragement and motivation, etc.; hospitality is a related need.
Writing/Communications—Someone who believes in the power of written communications; who understands the theory and practice of communications, and can give oversight to, and coordination of, a ministry of communications.
Treasurer/accounts—This person sees it as a ministry to keep financial accounts and records in good order; willing to learn accounting software, and coordinate closely with personnel in OC’s U.S. Ministry Center in Colorado.
Notes: It would be terrific if we could fill all these positions with fully-supported team members (including both spouses if that was their desire and family situation); some positions could be filled by volunteers however.
Is God Leading You To OC?
These questions are prepared for those considering joining One Challenge USA. They are intended to help you to think about and pray over, both individually and, where applicable, with the whole family, about the prospect of joining OC:
- Do I have a passion to see the Church bring the full impact of Jesus’ good news such that people are saved and communities transformed by His love?
- Am I able, even eager, to minister to leaders of several churches, and not strictly to the people of one local church?
- Am I able to serve quietly without a lot of recognition or do I need to be up front much of the time?
- Has God made me such that I can serve people who have moderately different doctrinal views and stylistic practices than me?
- (If married) Have we worked through the major adjustments, personally and as a family, such that we can maintain a healthy family life? Is my spouse supportive of my ministry with OC?
- Do I have enough ministry experience to be able to speak wisely into the lives of other leaders? Do I still listen and learn?
- Can I give up personal rights in order to work together with others on a team? Can I submit to a team leader?
- Can I trust God to provide for our financial needs through the people and means He shows us?
- Am I a self-starter, able to take the initiative on a daily basis and be a good steward of the time and energy given me?
- Has God given me a clear sense of how He would like me to make a contribution to the Body of Christ? If not, am I eager to discover His purposes for me more clearly?
We would love to hear from you if you feel God is leading you to join one of our teams. Contact us today!