OSCAR celebrates two decades of finding the ‘missing link’

Dave HallByDave Hall

OSCAR celebrates two decades of finding the ‘missing link’

Helping Christian organisations find the right people for the right job – that’s the thinking behind OSCAR (One Stop Centre for Advice).

And CRE is one of the organisation’s most useful hunting grounds.

For ten years, founder Mike Frith worked as a pilot and engineer for fellow CRE exhibitor Mission Aviation Fellowship – flying mission workers, medical teams and much-needed cargo into isolated parts of Africa. As he did so, the vision came for his next challenge – helping organisations find people for a whole range of work, paid or voluntary.

‘There are too many missing links between those looking to use their gifts and organisations wanting key roles filled,’ explained 54-year-old Mike. ‘That gave birth to OSCAR, almost 20 years ago. Since then we have helped hundreds of people find fulfilment in their work for God in this country and abroad.’

OSCAR’s online job shop provides details of more than 1,000 opportunities a year and the organisation will provide details of at least 120 jobs at CRE National 2019.

‘Not only are we able to point people in the direction of something which may suit their particular training or gifts but we can also speak to their particular situation,’ said Mike, ‘helping them see where God might be leading them.’

To celebrate OSCAR’s 20thanniversary, Mike is holding the first-ever Mission Resources Exhibition on Tue 4 Mar 2020. It will run alongside CRE Midlands at Stoneleigh Park (Tue 4 and Wed 5 Mar 2020) – aimed at all those working and interested in worldwide mission. Already, 15 organisations have booked stands.

• To add a job to the OSCAR board at CRE National 2019, click here. If you are looking for an opportunity to use your skills in Christian service visit the OSCAR stand at Sandown and Stoneleigh Park

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