The Greatest Journey

The Greatest Journey

Discipleship Program

Fill the Classrooms

July 22–26, 2024

Goal: 5,000 Classrooms in 5 Days

The Greatest Journey is a 12-lesson discipleship course designed for Operation Christmas Child shoebox recipients.

Children who participate in the program learn how to follow Christ and share Him with others. As they do, entire families and communities are transformed by the power of the Gospel, and churches are started.

Every $6 gift provides one more child with an opportunity to learn about God's love for them as they study the Bible and are taught by a trained local teacher. Upon completion of the course, they receive a graduation certificate and a New Testament in their own language.

“I believe what you're doing is a big deal. Maybe it can be so simple to pack a shoebox, but it's actually really important in terms of God's Kingdom. Your reward will be great in Heaven.”

—Buyankhishig, The Greatest Journey Teacher, Mongolia



outreach events annually

  • Gospel shared.
  • Shoebox gift given.
  • Invitation to follow-up discipleship.

“You have to go to my church. There are good things going on, and I want you to hear the Word of God.”

–Friend Kemi inviting Gladys, 9, to outreach event in Benin

The Greatest Journey

40.5 million+

children enrolled

20.3 million+

decisions for Christ

1 million+

teachers trained

  • Know the Gospel (Lessons 1–‍6).
  • Grow in the Gospel (Lessons 7–‍9).
  • Share the Gospel (Lessons 10–‍12).
  • Teacher Guide

  • Student Workbook

“God saved me and I became a Christian through The Greatest Journey. I shared what I learned with my best friend, Dulguun, and the next day he came to church with me. Today, Dulguun is following Christ, too!”

–Munkhbold, 11, Mongolia


28.5 million+

children graduated

When children complete the 12-lesson course, they…

  • Share their faith with friends and family at the ceremony.
  • Receive a certificate of completion.
  • Obtain a Bible, which is often the first their family has ever owned.
  • A New Testament in the student's language

  • Graduation Certificate

“They will be the future pastors and teachers. We want to teach the kids so that they will spread the goodness and love of God.”

–Anne, The Greatest Journey Teacher, Philippines

The Multiplication of Believers Is Happening Globally through Operation Christmas Child and The Greatest Journey!

  • Children in Benin Hear the Gospel Through Simple Shoebox Gifts

    Through a friend's invitation and a simple gift, a young girl in the West African nation of Benin finds hope and joy in Jesus Christ.

  • Making Disciples in Mongolia

    A new generation is coming to faith in Jesus Christ through Operation Christmas Child and its follow-up program, The Greatest Journey.

  • Making Disciples in the Philippines

    Children in a slum community come to faith in Jesus Christ through Operation Christmas Child and The Greatest Journey.

  • Elena's Story: Offering Praise in Poland

    A Ukrainian mother gives thanks for the Good News and great joy that God is bringing to refugee children through Operation Christmas Child.

  • Starting Churches in Mongolia

    A young girl in Mongolia received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox and learned that God loves her. Years later, she's now starting a church.

  • Pointing Children to Jesus in Slovakia

    After God used a shoebox gift and The Greatest Journey discipleship course to transform their family, a mother and son now teach the same 12 Bible lessons to other children.