The ICOC Campus Service Team announced today that it’s revamping the One Year Challenge program. The new program will now be called “One Year Vacation,” or OYV for short.

Organizers decided the word challenge was off-putting and too demanding. One member of the campus service team told us, off the record, that many young disciples felt pressure from reading the OYC blog.

Hopefully, many of the disciples who felt like it was God’s will for them to not go overboard with the whole ‘deny themselves’ thing will realize they don’t actually have to sacrifice to participate in world evangelism.

The locations considered most challenging–Haiti, China and especially Norman, Oklahoma–have been replaced by sites in Tahiti, San Francisco and Las Vegas. However, the OYC site in Maui, Hawaii was allowed to remain in the new OYV program.

“Hopefully, many of the disciples who felt like it was God’s will for them to not go overboard with the whole ‘deny themselves’ thing will realize they don’t actually have to sacrifice to participate in world evangelism,” said Falsum Magister, one of the One Year Challenge coordinators.

As a part of the re-branding effort, the new OYV program announced it will even pay for airline tickets, luxury hotel accommodation and daily all-you-can-eat buffets for disciples who register for a One Year Vacation. The offer is valid today only.