Our Story

SCORE Domestic was founded in 1992, and has since helped nearly 70,000 people serve through short-term mission trips. Originally founded as Youth On Mission, we merged with our longtime ministry partner (SCORE International) in 2012 thanks to God’s sovereign plan and provision. After the merger, we continued our service in various regions across the U.S., maintaining our passion for seeing people reached with the Gospel through the work of short-term mission teams. SCORE International was originally founded in 1984 by Ron Bishop as a sports ministry, but soon expanded to a global missions ministry. SCORE International and SCORE Domestic share a common goal: equipping and mobilizing mission teams to fulfill the great commission and share God’s love through short-term, group mission experiences.

Mission & Vision

We exist to glorify God through missions in obedience to the great commission. Our vision is to point one million Americans to Christ by evangelizing, engaging people in missions, equipping and empowering others to steward their giftedness, and expressing the Gospel by meeting needs.

Our Philosophy

SCORE Domestic is intentional about sharing the Gospel, equipping mission teams to serve and go, and meeting both spiritual and physical needs. It is our primary goal to identify where God is at work and join Him there. Our mission teams invest in strategic communities, serving as reinforcements to the work the Lord is already doing. The heart of our ministry is simple: we want to be a catalyst for lifelong change in people’s lives. This is accomplished through leading others to saving faith in Christ, disciplining them, and lifting them up - out of both physical and spiritual poverty. Focusing on intentional thoughts and actions, we work directly with group leaders as they train their teams. This partnership ensures we provide the kind of service that benefits a community long after the trip concludes. With domestic missionaries in cities and towns across the country, SCORE mission teams have engaged hosts and are uniquely equipped to be effective.

Our Values In Action

  1. Evangelize the lost in obedience to the Great Commission.
  2. Engage people in missions with a commitment to excellence.
  3. Equip and Empower others to understand and steward their giftedness.
  4. Express the Gospel by meeting needs.

We Believe

…in the verbal, plenary inspiration and inerrancy of the Scriptures. …in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. …in the deity, virgin birth and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. …that man is born in sin and needs spiritual regeneration. …in salvation by grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, plus nothing, minus nothing. …in the everlasting, conscious blessedness of the saved in Heaven and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost in Hell. …that saved people have a mandate from God to share the Gospel with the lost and seek to win them to Christ. …in the personal, visible, and premillennial return of Jesus Christ. …in the authority of the local church as the institution ordained by God to evangelize the world and disciple Christians. …in ecclesiastical separation as well as personal separation from the world so as to maintain a pure testimony. …that salvation is eternally secured by the finished work of Christ and the cross and by His intercessory work at the right hand of God

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