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Our Mission

About SCORE International

Mission Statement

“To glorify God through missions in obedience to the Great Commission.”
Matt. 28:19-20, 1 Peter 4:7-11

Vision Statement:

“To give every man, woman, and child where the ministry serves multiple opportunities to hear, see, and respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Gospel saturation, and true discipleship (disciples making disciples).”

SCORE International es un ministerio para exponer a gente a las misiones a corto plazo.

El propósito de SCORE International es evangelizar, animar a misioneros, y equipar a participantes para hacer el trabajo de misiones extranjeras.

Nuestra meta es producir a misioneros de la carrera y/o crear mayores sociedades entre las iglesias locales en los E.E.U.U. y los misioneros extranjeros.

SCORE Ministries

Our vision has spread to many other ministries that sprouted from SCORE’s foundation. Those ministries include:

Our Story

SCORE (Sharing Christ Our Redeemer Everywhere) International was founded in 1984 by Ron Bishop. As a teenager, Ron went on a short-term foreign mission trip, and it was on that trip that the Lord planted the seed in Ron’s evangelistic heart that everyone should be exposed to missions. After a successful career as the former head basketball coach at Tennessee Temple University (4 national championships during his 10 years coaching), Ron felt God calling him to put his basketball coaching whistle away and start this ministry. The seed the Lord had planted in Ron’s heart for missions all those years ago came to fruition through establishing SCORE International.

While SCORE began as a sports ministry that solely focused on short-term mission trips, it soon expanded to a global missions organization. Mr. Bishop served as the Executive Director of SCORE from 1984 until 2011. His heart, passion, and vision led SCORE through many phases of growth and change. During his tenure, SCORE not only took tens of thousands of people on short-term mission trips, but they also began adding career missionaries in domestic and international locations. Ron Bishop set the ministry up for great success and his legacy continues to impact lives. Ron passed from this life to his eternal home with his Lord and Savior in June 2014.

Today, SCORE International is a full-service mission organization that is impacting lives all around the world. Coby Orr is SCORE’s current Interim Executive Director and also serves as SCORE’s Board Chair. SCORE’s Leadership Team is comprised of Chuck Grooms, Rick Robinson, Erica Jude and David Gaither, and together the Leadership Team has over 35 years combined experience with SCORE International. The organization continues to grow its efforts in long-term, sustainable ministries such as church planting, discipleship, anti-human trafficking, medical outreaches, orphan care, clean water initiatives, and much more. At the end of 2023, SCORE had 54 missionary families serving as career missionaries. Our short-term trip teams partner with our long-term missionaries and ministries to create relationships that point toward Jesus. As we look to the future, it is our prayer that SCORE International will continue to impact lives through missions. Our desire is to reach the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to see disciples being multiplied for His Glory.

We Believe…

  • The verbal, plenary inspiration and inerrancy of the Scriptures, God’s Holy Word
  • God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit
  • The deity, virgin birth and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ
  • Man is born in sin and needs spiritual regeneration
  • Salvation by grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, plus nothing, minus nothing
  • The everlasting, conscious blessedness of the saved in Heaven and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost in Hell
  • Saved people have a mandate from God to be obedient to God’s Holy Word.
  • The personal, visible, and imminent return of Jesus Christ
  • The authority of the local church as the institution ordained by God to evangelize the world and disciple Christians
  • Ecclesiastical separation as well as personal separation from the world so as to maintain a pure testimony
  • Salvation is eternally secured by the finished work of Christ.
  • The Sanctity of Life is from conception to natural death. Therefore, God wonderfully and immutably created each person as male and female.
  • God ordained the family institution. Marriage is the sacred union of one man and one woman in a covenantal commitment for life.
  • La inspiración verbal, plenaria y la inerrancia de las Escrituras, la Santa Palabra de Dios
  • Dios Padre, Dios Hijo, y Dios Espíritu Santo
  • La deidad, nacimiento virginal, y resurrección corporal de Jesucristo
  • El hombre nace en pecado y necesita de regeneración espiritual
  • Salvación por la gracia mediante la fe en la sangre derramada de Jesucristo, nada más, nada menos
  • La eterna y consciente bienaventuranza de los salvos en el cielo y el eterno y consciente castigo de los perdidos en el infierno
  • Las personas salvas tienen el mandato de Dios de ser obedientes a la Santa Palabra de Dios
  • El regreso personal, visible e inminente de Jesucristo
  • La autoridad de la iglesia local como institución ordenada por Dios para evangelizar al mundo y discipular a los cristianos.
  • Creemos en la separación eclesiástica, así como la separación personal del mundo a fin de mantener un testimonio puro.
  • La salvación está eternamente asegurada por la obra consumada de Cristo.
  • La Santidad de la Vida es desde la concepción hasta la muerte natural. Por lo tanto, Dios maravillosamente e inmutable creó a cada persona como varón y mujer.
  • Dios ordenó la institución familiar. El matrimonio es la unión sagrada de un hombre y una mujer en un compromiso de pacto para toda la vida.