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Our Global Impact
This is the third blog I have written to introduce the OC Global Alliance. The first blog focuses on our roots, t...
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Our Global Impact
This is the third blog I have written to introduce the OC Global Alliance. The first blog focuses on our roots, the sec...
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Hope of the Fatherless: The Journey of David Claydon
Sharing from the life story of David Claydon, Sadiri Joy Tira calls the global church to care for the scattered, ...
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Hope of the Fatherless: The Journey of David Claydon
Sharing from the life story of David Claydon, Sadiri Joy Tira calls the global church to care for the scattered, disloc...
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A Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Canadians experience great freedom of religion compared to so many places in the world. In fact, it is hard for u...
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A Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Canadians experience great freedom of religion compared to so many places in the world. In fact, it is hard for us to t...
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Simply Mobilizing Canada: Synergy & Momentum
Last month 24 Canadians got on airplanes and travelled to Chiang Mai, Thailand to attend the Simply Mobilizing Gl...
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Simply Mobilizing Canada: Synergy & Momentum
Last month 24 Canadians got on airplanes and travelled to Chiang Mai, Thailand to attend the Simply Mobilizing Global C...

Rethink Development: Caring for Pastors in Burundi

Caring for Burundian Pastors!

The church is omnipresent in Burundi; it is one of those African countries where the Christian faith has become part of the fabric of the society – both urban and rural. The growth of the church in sub-Saharan Africa in the last 30 years is one of the most remarkable in Church history! One Pentecostal denomination in Burundi has over a million members (the population of the country is 12 million). The church is such a key player in every way in the very poor country, and we have been helping leaders to be more effective in helping their communities holistically. 

But the specific spiritual needs of pastors have not been on our radar … until now.

Rethink Development: Caring for Pastors in Burundi

Caring for Burundian Pastors!

The church is omnipresent in Burundi; it is one of those African countries where the Christian faith has become part of the fabric of the society – both urban and rural. The growth of the church in sub-Saharan Africa in the last 30 years is one of the most remarkable in Church history! One Pentecostal denomination in Burundi has over a million members (the population of the country is 12 million). The church is such a key player in every way in the very poor country, and we have been helping leaders to be more effective in helping their communities holistically. 

But the specific spiritual needs of pastors have not been on our radar … until now.


The OC Global Alliance: Our Ministries

184,163 decisions for Christ. 27,981 churches established with our assistance. 100,000+ leaders trained or mentored. These are stats from the annual report of the OC Global Alliance last year. To God be the Glory! Sharing more about the exciting and innovative ministry work that our Mobilization Centers are engaged with around the world. 

The OC Global Alliance: Our Ministries

184,163 decisions for Christ. 27,981 churches established with our assistance. 100,000+ leaders trained or mentored. These are stats from the annual report of the OC Global Alliance last year. To God be the Glory! Sharing more about the exciting and innovative ministry work that our Mobilization Centers are engaged with around the world. 


Discovery Bible Study: A Challenge for Canadian Ministry Leaders

In the first two parts of this blog series, we shared Teresa’s story of introduction to Discovery Bible Study (Part 1) as well as stories of Teresa’s missionary journey through Asia (Part 2). 

In this final installment, we asked Teresa to share wisdom for Canadian ministry leaders and also to address a common concern with the Discovery Bible Study method.

Discovery Bible Study: A Challenge for Canadian Ministry Leaders

In the first two parts of this blog series, we shared Teresa’s story of introduction to Discovery Bible Study (Part 1) as well as stories of Teresa’s missionary journey through Asia (Part 2). 

In this final installment, we asked Teresa to share wisdom for Canadian ministry leaders and also to address a common concern with the Discovery Bible Study method.


How an Introduction to DBS led to a Disciple-Making Movement

“She has a map! That's just like in the back of your Bible, the missionary journeys of Paul”, Craig Kraft, OC’s Executive Director, excitedly shared about an OC missionary and her recent travels through southeast Asia.

Sure enough, the map looks curiously like those maps in the back of your Bible – pinpointing the stops along Teresa’s recent missionary journey to Asia where she travelled from place to place - flying, or renting a jeep and travelling with other leaders and driving into remote communities, to equip leaders and guide a disciple-making movement using the Discovery Bible Study tool. After a glimpse into her story, we knew this was a story we needed to capture and share.

How an Introduction to DBS led to a Disciple-Making Movement

“She has a map! That's just like in the back of your Bible, the missionary journeys of Paul”, Craig Kraft, OC’s Executive Director, excitedly shared about an OC missionary and her recent travels through southeast Asia.

Sure enough, the map looks curiously like those maps in the back of your Bible – pinpointing the stops along Teresa’s recent missionary journey to Asia where she travelled from place to place - flying, or renting a jeep and travelling with other leaders and driving into remote communities, to equip leaders and guide a disciple-making movement using the Discovery Bible Study tool. After a glimpse into her story, we knew this was a story we needed to capture and share.


Rethink Development: Jean de Dieu's Story

Outreach Canada's partnership in Burundi is made possible by dedicated Burundian professionals who combine their skills and their faith to serve the practical needs of their country. Here is Jean de Dieu's story...

Rethink Development: Jean de Dieu's Story

Outreach Canada's partnership in Burundi is made possible by dedicated Burundian professionals who combine their skills and their faith to serve the practical needs of their country. Here is Jean de Dieu's story...


The OC Global Alliance: Our Roots

Outreach Canada is part of a larger global story!

Outreach Canada was one of the original founding members in the OC Global Alliance (OCGA). Today, the OC Global Alliance has 15 Mobilization Centres around the world - one of which is Outreach Canada!  

Looking back to our roots, Craig shares the story of the birth of the OCGA, as well as the newest development for the OC Global Alliance: the new Global Collaboration Hub! This is the first article in a mini-series on the OC Global Alliance (OCGA). 

The OC Global Alliance: Our Roots

Outreach Canada is part of a larger global story!

Outreach Canada was one of the original founding members in the OC Global Alliance (OCGA). Today, the OC Global Alliance has 15 Mobilization Centres around the world - one of which is Outreach Canada!  

Looking back to our roots, Craig shares the story of the birth of the OCGA, as well as the newest development for the OC Global Alliance: the new Global Collaboration Hub! This is the first article in a mini-series on the OC Global Alliance (OCGA).