We might entitle this training “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”, as we will draw from training materials developed by those who laid the foundation of OC Research – Jim Montgomery, Bob Waymire, and Paul Yaggy  -- and others who built on the foundation laid. Our present research efforts are indebted to those who have gone before.

Level 2 has in view Mission Information Workers, Field Researchers and Team Leaders already involved in field ministry.


Company Employees may self-enroll in this course.  If you are not a Company Employee and would still like to benefit from this course, please contact Russ Mitchell for permission.

Module 2.1 will focus on the purpose for OC research and provides a philosophy of mission research.

This first module is divided into four sections:

  1. The Purpose of OC Research
  2. Four Categories of Mission Research
  3. The Internal Functions of OC Research
  4. The External Function of OC Research


Company Employees may self-enroll in this course.  If you are not a Company Employee and would still like to benefit from this course, please contact Russ Mitchell for permission.

Module 2.2 will present four models that shape our understanding of the research process. This module has four sections. We will begin by reflecting on the mission statement for the OC’s Global Research Team. Then we will review the Mission Information Pyramid, introduced in Module 2.1 and introduce the Knowledge Stewardship Cycle. We will look at a case study for each of these two models. Finally we will give an overview of the ten steps in the Research Process.


Objectives for Module 2.2

  • Recall the phases in the research process embodied in the GRT’s strategy statement.
  • Review and recall the four levels of the mission information pyramid.
  • Describe the four phases of the Knowledge Steward Cycle.
  • Remember the ten steps in the research process in order.


Company Employees may self-enroll in this course.  If you are not a Company Employee and would still like to benefit from this course, please contact Russ Mitchell for permission.