OC International, Inc.


The thrust of OC's ministry has always been to make a unique contribution to worldwide evangelization. The foundation for such as ministry is twofold. First, the church of Jesus Christ is God's instrument for evangelizing the world (Acts 1:8). Second, God has given the church gifted men and women to equip believers for the accomplishment of that task (Eph 4:11-12).

Foundational also to OC is the frame work for ministry: whole nations, church multiplication, whole body of Christ and team. These elements coupled with their commitment to the church as God's means of carrying out the Great Commission.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 36900
Colorado Springs, CO 80936-6900

Website: www.onechallenge.org

Phone: (719) 592-9292

Email: info@oci.org

Organization details

EIN: 941501634

CEO/President: Dr. Greg Gripentrog

Chairman: Mr. Dave Wayman

Board size: 18

Founder: Dr. Dick Hillis

Year founded: 1951

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1979


OC International, Inc. ("OC") was founded by Dr. Dick Hillis in 1951. Its purpose is to assist national church leadership in reaching their nation for Christ and in reaching the unreached areas of the world. OC International holds four distinct values that define their mission. First, it believes that whole nations can and should be reached for Christ. Second, It seeks to accomplish this nationwide goal by working with the entire Church. It believes the church is God's instrument for His purpose of world evangelism (Acts 1:8), and that God has gifted men and women to help equip believers to fulfill that purpose (Eph. 4:11,12). Third, It believes that the most effective means of making disciples is the establishment of witnessing evangelical congregations within physical and cultural proximity of the people. Fourth, OC is committed to the Biblical model of ministry teams. In ministry, team effort can benefit from a synergistic effect; the team working together is greater than the sum of all the individual ministries working independently. OC International has expanded to include 22 countries with resident teams on five continents.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Mission statement

OC International, Inc.'s Mission Statement is:

We agree that change is inevitable; we look for opportunities within it. We see change as an ally guiding us to new and fruitful ministries. We pray for alertness and flexibility to wisely establish priorities which will enable us to maximize every new opportunity.

As we continue into the next millennium -- or until Jesus comes -- two things are clear. First, we will not deviate from the high value we have always given to Biblical priorities: prayer, the authority of God's Word, and the mandate to share Christ's love in a desperate world. Second, God helping us, we will continue to respond to God's leading with emerging opportunities in order to strengthen the Body of Christ worldwide.

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Statement of faith

OC International, Inc.'s Statement of faith is:

We believe the Bible to be the Inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We Believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and Atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the save and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating80 of 57718 of 94
Fund acquisition rating109 of 57725 of 94
Resource allocation rating249 of 57744 of 94
Asset utilization rating91 of 57718 of 94

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$518,668$543,471$492,962$560,243$401,475
Short-term investments$773,628$560,805$462,334$378,375$285,938
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,260,251$2,190,043$1,876,915$2,159,591$1,649,650
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,539,483$807,173$707,468$722,379$787,801
Other long-term assets$1,571,835$1,513,688$1,490,211$1,486,113$1,559,787
Total long-term assets$3,111,318$2,320,861$2,197,679$2,208,492$2,347,588
Total assets$5,371,569$4,510,904$4,074,594$4,368,083$3,997,238
Payables and accrued expenses$721,882$794,118$798,832$713,858$846,622
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$721,882$794,118$798,832$713,858$846,622
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,169,650$1,181,900$1,167,915$1,187,296$1,217,777
Total long-term liabilities$1,879,789$1,181,900$1,167,915$1,187,296$1,217,777
Total liabilities$2,601,671$1,976,018$1,966,747$1,901,154$2,064,399
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$3,724,366$3,667,995$3,724,815$4,170,624$3,471,033
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,769,898$2,534,886$2,107,847$2,466,929$1,932,839
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$12,392,970$12,238,317$12,393,255$13,741,646$12,992,933
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$40,018$75,115$156,404($7,088)$48,887
Other revenue$287,619$322,719$144,651$93,820$246,484
Total other revenue$327,637$397,834$301,055$86,732$295,371
Total revenue$12,720,607$12,636,151$12,694,310$13,828,378$13,288,304
Program services$10,414,003$9,774,791$10,552,002$10,480,775$10,220,660
Management and general$1,645,870$1,843,748$1,791,239$2,085,430$1,886,536
Total expenses$12,485,595$12,209,112$13,053,392$13,294,288$12,996,672
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$235,012$427,039($359,082)$534,090$291,632
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$235,012$427,039($359,082)$534,090$291,632

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In 1951, Dr. Dick Hillis, OC's founder, began working with the church in Asia, helping them to reach their countries for Christ. In the early days, OC was known as Orient Crusades. As OC began to expand to other areas of the world, the name was changed to Overseas Crusades and then OC International. Since that time, the ministry of OC International has expanded to include 22 countries with resident teams on five continents. OC now stands for "One Challenge."

Program accomplishments

  • OC has more than 370 missionaries who reside in more than 22 countries worldwide.
  • For vocational ministry, OC has 24 resident fields, with ministry in more than 30 additional countries. Specific ministry opportunities and needs often change, but included within our mission family are educators (MK schools), researchers, pastors, church planters, youth workers, counselors, business administrators, journalists, and computer specialists.
  • OC has developed Vision 2007. The vision is to double in size and ministry impact during the five-year period of 2003-2007. Doubling in size would mean growing to 640 missionaries by the end of 2007.
  • OC's church services include:
    • Design Your Impact: a seminar created to help church leadership discover and develop the Missions "DNA" of their church.
    • PathFinder: a program that helps the participant discover their missionary preparedness and then plan steps in becoming more involved in God's mission heart.
    • WorldView: an orientation seminar to the ministry ethos and global impact of OC.