The Onward Christian Soldiers program or OCS was first launched as a pilot project in 2009. Taking inspiration from the example of Jesus Christ in Luke 2:52, the leadership development program for young people in the Chinese house church is geared towards building the whole person—body, mind and spirit.
Conducted as a camp which runs over a few days, OCS provides the future leaders with a robust mix of vigorous physical activity, intellectual stimulation and groundbreaking spiritual awakening. All the while a relational environment is fostered throughout which promotes camaraderie and values true friendship.
By the end of 2010 OCS had run 8 camps in several provinces on the Mainland, with an average of 25 youth per session. OCS has also run a camp in Singapore.
The longer term goals of OCS include introducing a new level of training for locals so that they in turn will be able to run the camps themselves.
For more information on OCS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.