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A lasting impact

OneWay internship set trajectory for lead pastor

Brock Graham spent the summer after his sophomore year in college as one of

the first interns at OneWay. He worked from the basement of Michael and Rachel Thompson’s home (then OneWay’s headquarters), bringing his youthful enthusiasm to a ministry that was trying to get off the ground.

Fourteen years later, that experience still has an impact on the way he does ministry as a lead pastor at Redeemer Bible Church in Greenwood, Indiana.

“My internship left an imprint even in our church now," he said. "We fan the flame of Great Commission fervor that OneWay started.”

Graham first got to know the OneWay team when he joined them on a missions trip to Botswana during his sophomore year at Wabash College. That summer was a transformational experience for him.

As an intern, he remembers the team working late into the night. OneWay President Michael Thompson would tell everyone to stop and pray because they were too busy not to pray.

“I had never been around believers like that who were crazy about the Great Commission,” he said.

He was struck by the team’s dedication to promote the gospel by any means necessary.

OneWay staff spent the summer building up Graham and helping him see what God was putting on his heart. The OneWay team guided him into his calling, modeling shepherding skills that he uses now at his church.

“OneWay has a great ability to pull out God’s highest and best in people,” he says. “This translated to us equipping our Kingdom leaders at Redeemer.”

Help activate even more young adults into Kingdom-building work! We are expanding our internship program this summer and beyond. Learn how you can help:


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