The OYC Guys Episodes and Videos List

Here is a list of the videos featured on this blog categorized under four big questions people ask about the One Year Challenge.

1. What is an OYC?

What is the One Year Challenge? https://youtu.be/PL1tebRPdnk
Introducing the OYC Guys https://youtu.be/mofnSbM7Qeo
The Great Commission Has a Great Promise https://youtu.be/VLTUzdAuFEk
Where is the Frontline? https://youtu.be/7XnzIqEhvOo
Train to Stay or Train to Go https://youtu.be/5cL_2v7WOwU
The Church Is Where It’s At https://youtu.be/1soQhyxKVGc

2. How do I decide to go on an OYC?

Adam’s Commission or the Great Commission https://youtu.be/d9wRNmbttdY
God’s Secret Will and Revealed Will https://youtu.be/MEk9XYjfs_U
Making God Bend Over Backwards https://youtu.be/UHQ30av_17c
Are You Following God’s Desires or Your Desires? https://youtu.be/njcj08god0Y
God Can Use Your Mistakes https://youtu.be/_-tVWdO_t0M
Were You Called To Go on a OYC? https://youtu.be/MWHBBbgWFuU
No Call Frees Us To Obey https://youtu.be/GmW5bb6aGkw
Responding Faithfully to Circumstances https://youtu.be/8DXDfTBw4kc
Go Because You Can https://youtu.be/YjzmINVRVZg
Going is Not A Matter of Giftedness https://youtu.be/9nlHO5856RU
What If We All Decided to Go? https://youtu.be/8-ohKMMcj8A
Send a Man and Not A Plan https://youtu.be/zB8fatd3i2s
Navigating Mixed Motives For Going on a OYC https://youtu.be/hFsBeVPpAZI
Brian and Dillon Share How They Ended Up on an OYC https://youtu.be/xsLdpihGKVI
What Are Some Fears Before You Went on a OYC? https://youtu.be/BtitasEK12E
Keeping Your Options Open? https://youtu.be/Vo9MPl23Cc4
When You’ve Been Told You’re Not Ready https://youtu.be/q7MjfXkcqoc
The Cost of Staying https://youtu.be/GMz1TVrp6PE
7 Reasons to Go Before You’re 30 https://youtu.be/TKdwj9Y9ZBI
Reasons to Go Early: Languages are Hard To Learn https://youtu.be/L9aB5x2w_U8
Reasons to Go Early: The Early Legwork is Hard https://youtu.be/ounUWxb1Sn8
Reasons to Go Early: It’s Easier On Your Family https://youtu.be/5695tYf_l18
Reasons to Go Early: It’s Easier To Recover From Your Mistakes https://youtu.be/a0X_3u5hMws
Reasons to Go Early: More Time Means More Ministry https://youtu.be/fGR13G004IE
Reasons To Go Early: Giving Your Youth Testifies To The Value of the Gospel https://youtu.be/EScGWWgXy9M
Scriptural Encouragements For Going on a OYC https://youtu.be/6mHKXah65Go
A Question from the OYC Website https://youtu.be/URry3QmJ2pY

3. How do I prepare for an OYC?

What Happens After You Register https://youtu.be/Lrpwxc-Qd7A
How to Prepare for an OYC https://youtu.be/av5LG5uWRPU
Don’t Check Out Early, Get Prepared https://youtu.be/ypoCviduM_k
Get Trained! https://youtu.be/_vh6HdSOyDU
How To Talk to Your Parents About Going on a One Year Challenge https://youtu.be/aaxcFVkjefs
How To Talk To Your Leaders About Going on a One Year Challenge https://youtu.be/pXrWVKgt1-k
How Much Does a OYC Cost? https://youtu.be/0K_nGia–wE
Should I Fundraise for My OYC or Self-Support https://youtu.be/d1er58MHCVI
Does the church support me or do I get a full-time job? https://youtu.be/hfOi5PCbwbQ
Handling Debt on a OYC https://youtu.be/cA__l5JgLP8

4. What can I expect on an OYC?

Long Term or Short Term Investment https://youtu.be/lWEZNf8nBj0
Praying for the Mission https://youtu.be/zk1vPNqKBTo
Learning a New Language on the OYC https://youtu.be/aGyOlZEeFLc
Reasons to Learn the Language https://youtu.be/PjCAKP9ojME
Daniel’s Experience on a OYC https://youtu.be/uprdrxBE2MA
Six Sisters Share Their OYC Experience https://youtu.be/QeJCVXB3Z58
Falling in Love on a OYC https://youtu.be/9S5TQjioO-w
Special Edition: We Got Married On a One Year Challenge https://youtu.be/K_jjdoTnfqs
Stephanie Volkmar OYC Profile https://youtu.be/WZd9Ei9B00o
Hannah Graham’s OYC Story https://youtu.be/7pbUMFAbCsA
A Special Guest on This Week’s OYC Guys https://youtu.be/0ZHTT7nvreQ
Joe’s Story https://youtu.be/k8mHmcyFglQ
A Missions Conference at One Of Our OYC Site https://youtu.be/99nN4WvNazE
Good News From Edinburgh OYC Site https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCxBa2C_cS4
This Baptism Won’t Be Stopped https://youtu.be/Q1Oy3PBtFfY
The Best Christmas Gift https://youtu.be/Ze1lVS_Dot8

 

God’s Will Is Not For You to Be Comfortable

Doing God’s will is not always supposed to be fun or comfortable. Sometimes obedience means sacrifice and discomfort.

We have admiration for martyrs—people who die publicly because of their faith. We know their stories from the Bible and church history. But what about the kind of martyrdom that slowly draws the life from us, not in an execution, but from a daily choice of being poured out like a drink offering?

Read the whole thing.

Monday Music: Songs from OYC sites Around the World

This week’s Monday Music comes from Hungary. We have a great OYC site in Budapest!

English Lyrics:

Your love is strong, there is no stronger ground and sky,
When embrace, the pain subsides and shame flies awat
Your gaze deep as the ocean, I am submerged in it;
Mercy is there waiting for me, even if I stumble.

Your presence in my bones,
Hot like fire, your love strong as the grave.

All I have is yours, Burn me, fill me in.
All I have is yours, My Savior, My King, Creator and God.

Your love is strong, there is no stronger ground and sky,
Your love is a hope, a dawn star in the night.

My heart is enclosed in garden, I raise all its fruit for you.

Overcoming the Pain of Church Planting

Church planting can be painful. Adam Ramsay shares three things that church planters need to know about pain:

  1. If pain is inevitable, self-pity is not an option.
  2. If Jesus is my king, pain can be my servant.
  3. If Jesus is with me, I can face anything.

Because pain in ministry is one of the unexpected tools God will use to shape you, gradually but increasingly, into the likeness of his Son.

Read the whole thing.

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

Let’s not forget that its the object of our faith, Jesus Christ, that will ultimately save us and not the strength of our faith.

When we wrestle with doubts, we should remind ourselves of this precious truth: it’s not the strength of our faith that ultimately matters, but the object of our faith.

Read the whole thing.

Jesus’ Parables Reveal and Conceal

Did Jesus really preach in parables to confuse people? Steve Weaver shares why parables simultaneously reveal and conceal the truth about Christ, and why that leaves room for God’s intervention in a our salvation.

This teaching should also lead us to compassion for the lost. That we would weep for them as Jesus did and plead with them to come to Christ (as Jesus did). We should pray to God that the same God who opened our eyes would open their eyes to the gospel. This is their only hope. If we truly believed this, we would be people of prayer!

Read the whole thing.