Planting churches in more than 20 countries
Developed the 3D Church Planting Strategy:
Discover the ripe, see John 4:35-38 Develop the reliable, II Timothy 2:2 Deploy leaders ready to plant, Acts 13:1-4
Coaching and training church planters in India, China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Belarus, Latvia, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippians, Myanmar, Thailand, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Canada, and New Zealand.
Training International Mission Board missionaries and starting new churches and preaching points.
At Oasis Los Pastos in Costa Rica, Tim and Ericka Harris provide needed rest and care to “front-line” workers through Life Impact Ministries. How wonderful for it to be at a location filled with God’s beauty and creation to fill their soul. Tim & Ericka provide missionaries, ministry leaders, and pastors with self-guided spiritual/Sabbath retreats, cross cultural coaching, and marriage revitalization at their family friendly oasis.
Obria Medical Clinics fosters a culture of kindness and understanding. With staff having had unplanned pregnancies of their own…some chose to parent, a few chose to parent through adoption, and some chose abortion. Many faced those trying times by themselves, without support from family or friends. Our mission is to give encouragement, comfort, information, options, and hope during confusing times. Obria is an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, a warm body to hug, and a place free from judgment; where people share concerns about pregnancy or STDs with caring medical professionals helping thousands get through STD testing,
pregnancy testing, and guidance.
Cru seeks to give every college student and faculty in the world an opportunity to respond to the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Reaching college students and faculty are critical because they are the men and women who are going to shape and are shaping our society. The future of business, church, family, and the political sphere resides on the college campus. In order to reach each student in Orange County, we are creatively launching unique ministries that reach the diverse communities on the campus in relevant ways.
- Creating, developing and operating training programs that develop leadership skills in the context of Biblical Perspective and Kingdom Values.
- Recruiting, training & deploying the next generation of leaders.
- Providing training and coaching for leaders currently on the field.
- Helping leaders to network and encourage each other.
- Creating and distributing curriculum and other resources for life changing churches to use.
We are part of CRM Empowering Leaders, an international missions organization of more than 530 missionaries. Our focus is prayer, training, coaching, and mentoring for leaders who will live out the Great Commission through Disciple Making Movements.
Vision: 1000 leaders over the next ten years (millennial, ministry, business/mission organization). Engaged in movements of the Gospel. Replicating: mentors, leaders, discovery Bible groups and new churches. Generous in time, talents and treasures. Living out the Great Commission.
Strategy: Exposure to Disciple Making Movements through resources, leaders and trips. Training Intensives with millennial, ministry, business, and mission organization leaders. Coaching individuals and groups after training intensives. Mentoring Leaders in life and disciple making movements.
CHARACTER COMPETENCE COMMITMENT
Mentoring: Life-on-life guidance, encouragement, and equipping that moves men and women to influence the world around them for God's glory.
Leaders Mentoring Leaders: Casting vision with mentees to mentor others who will also lead and mentor.
Multiplication of Influence: A multiplying movement of men and women across out nation mentoring and influencing others for God's glory.
- A comfortable place to discover more about faith in Jesus without being pressured.
- A place to hear talks on Engaging topics that relate to your daily life.
- An exciting environment to make friends with other college students.
- A place to have a lot of fun! We have great activities including parties, sports, Bible studies, community service opportunities, leadership training, retreats, mission trips and more!
CHALLENGE IS COMMITTED TO...
Accurate teaching of the Bible that is relevant and understandable.
Creating an environment of acceptance and love for all people.
Being a community where people make deep relationships.
Unity, Liberty, Charity
In essential beliefs — we have unity. "There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…" (Ephesians 4:4-6)
In non-essential beliefs — we have liberty. "Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters…" (Romans 14:1) "Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls…" (Romans 14:4) "So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God." (Romans 14:22)
In all our beliefs — we show charity "If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains -but have no love, I amount to nothing at all." (I Corinthians 13:2)
Opportunities to Serve Our Community
PCI Food Pantry
Food donations for those in need
Obria Medical Clinics
Volunteers are valued and needed. At Obria Medical Clinics, there are many ways to get involved, the goal being to help you find which of your skills, expertise and passions best fit Obria.