Taking the Gospel EVERYWHERE
“To glorify God through missions in obedience to the Great Commission.”
Matt. 28:19-20, 1 Peter 4:7-11
“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.
Our vision has spread to many other ministries that sprouted from SCORE’s foundation. Those ministries include:
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.