OC International, Inc.

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OC, One Challenge, is a global Christian mission organization. We work together with local churches and leaders to bring God's transformation to people in communities and nations. One Challenge is involved in Missions Mobilization, Church Planting & Growth, Education, Holistic Ministry, Leadership Development, Member Care, Partnering & Bridge Building, Research, Sports Ministries, as well as Business for Transformation.

Contact information

Mailing address:
OC International, Inc.
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. Dean Carlson

Chairman: Dr. Dean Carlson

Board size: 13

Founder: Dr. Dick Hillis

Ruling year: 1954

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1979


Our Vision - The body of Christ in unity bringing God's transforming love and hope to all people.

Our Strategy - We ask how God is at work, then assist the body of Christ to bring God's transformation to lives, communities, and nations.

Mission statement

We serve, equip, and connect the body of Christ and its leaders to advance God's kingdom among all people.

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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Sector: Foreign Missions

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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
Without donor restrictions($954,468)($1,133,109)($1,616,968)($1,703,695)($1,538,194)
With donor restrictions$3,724,366$3,667,995$3,724,815$4,170,624$3,471,033
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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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/9/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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.