At One Heart, we believe that every Christian is called to be a missionary. In fact, as Christ’s followers, we are missionaries by design simply because we are indwelt by His Spirit, and His heart compels us to complete the work He started. As His HEART (Hands Extended and Revealing Truth), Christ is relying on us to reach the world around us – locally and globally – with the truth of His saving grace. As a Missions Ministry, we are committed to pursuing Christ’s passion for reaching the lost and ministering to those in need. Currently, our church partners with several local ministries and our members support them through service projects, volunteer time and material donations. In addition, we have strong relationships with churches in several countries including Romania, Ukraine, Argentina, Guatemala and South Africa. One Heart members make yearly short-term trips to these locations and God continues to move in mighty ways! For more information about missions opportunities, contact Chester Whisonant, Missions Pastor.
MISSIONS MINISTRY 2015 THEME
Our new theme for 2015 is ONE HEART, ONE HOPE, ONE MISSION. Our theme scripture is Colossians 3:17.
MISSIONS WEEK SCHEDULE
Saturday, November 1, 2014
10:00 a.m. Impact Norcross
We are looking to fill 10 teams of 10, and that means 100 volunteers, to Impact Norcross from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. We will be presenting the Gospel in apartment complexes around Norcross and OHC. Contact Lindsay Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (601) 540-3149.
COLLECTIONS We will be collecting canned goods for the Norcross Co-op and pajamas for Project 111/Foster Care. We will accept all sizes of children’s pajamas. Collections begin October 26, 2014.
2015 MISSIONS TRAINING EVENTS
Level One Training
January 11, 2015 (For those who have never been with OHC before.) We will discuss what an OHC missionary is and what it means to represent Jesus Christ on the mission field.
Level Two Training
February 15, 2015 (For those returning to the mission field in 2014.) We will discuss trip logistics including what each trip costs and when support letters need to go out.
2015 GLOBAL MISSION TRIPS
Seoul, South Korea 2015
Targeted Trip Dates: March 15-24, 2015
Estimated Trip Cost: $3200.00
Support Letters Go Out: December 1, 2014
All Support Due: January 11, 2015
Level Three Team Meetings: Saturday, February 21, 2015 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) and Sunday, March 8, 2015 (12:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
Lugoj, Romania 2015
Targeted Trip Dates: June 21 – July 1, 2015
Estimated Trip Cost: $3200.00
Support Letters Go Out: December 1, 2014
All Support Due: April 15, 2015
Level Three Team Meetings: Saturday, April 18, 2015(10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) and Saturday, May 16, 2015 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) and Sunday, June 14, 2015 (12:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2015
Targeted Trip Dates: October 4-14, 2015
Estimated Trip Cost: $4000.00
Support Letters Go Out: July 1, 2015
All Support Due: August 1, 2015
Level Three Team Meetings: Saturday, August 29, 2015 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) and Sunday, September 27, 2015 (12:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
For more information on all Missions Ministry events contact Chester Whisonant at email@example.com or call (770) 861-6914 or Lindsay Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
OHC LOCAL MISSIONS PARTNERS 2015
THE ATLANTA PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER
In a crisis pregnancy, many women simply need real help, honest answers and practical solutions in order to choose life for their babies. At APRC, we understand the physical, emotional and spiritual complexities of an unplanned pregnancy, as well as the devasting consequences of abortion.
THE NORCROSS COOPERATIVE MINISTRIES
NCM is a faith-based, non-profit, ecumenical ministry dedicated to providing emergency assistance to families in Norcross and surrounding areas of Gwinnett County. NCM is supported by twenty three local churches and numerous businesses, civic and social organizations, foundations, and individuals.
Unite! is a network of churches led by pastors and church leaders with the primary goal of being used of God to bring about transformation and the hope of Christ throughout the city of Atlanta through our unified acts of kindness, service, compassion, and love. Through Unite, OHC has launched into a Foster Care Ministry. With the help of Promise 686 and Project 111 OHC hopes to impact the growing population of children in Gwinnett County that need foster care.
TETELESTAI MISSIONS MINISTRY
Tetelestai literally means “It is finished.”Tetelestai Missions Ministry was founded on the belief that God has called each Christian to serve as a missionary. The scriptures are very clear that He places no boundaries on our task, thus our focus on local and international mission efforts. These efforts are connected to Jail Ministry, Nursing Home Ministry and Global Missions.
THE BIG OAK RANCH
Big Oak Ranch is a Christian home for children needing a chance. If you know us, you’ve heard us say that many times. Because that is exactly what we offer – a chance. It is a chance to find a normal life and the love of God. We want kids to find out that they are more than their circumstances. We are what we have the strength to become!
Realizing the God has called us to home and global missions, OHC needed a focus on church members and neighbors who were hurting and in need of assistance. i NEIGHBOR is just that type of ministry. With everything from food to clothing, we try and assist the neighbors of Norcross.
THE WOMEN OF GIGAL
Gilgal, Inc. is a Christ-centered residential program for homeless women with drug / alcohol addictions. Our goal is to assist women in breaking the cycle of defeat that led them to drug and alcohol abuse and replace it with a cycle of victorious living thru Christ Jesus.
Elam was founded in 1988 by senior Iranian church leaders with a vision to serve the growing church in the Iran region. From the beginning, Elam’s passion was to train and equip Iranian Christians to reach and disciple their country men. In 1990 six emerging leaders arrived in England from Iran to begin their fulltime ministry training. They lived in a small, two-bedroom flat and used the kitchen as a classroom. Since then, Elam has seen many years of God’s faithfulness. By God’s grace, the ministry is growing and is being used to strengthen and expand the church in the Iran region in a significant way.
Churches working together to increase the number of Latin Americans serving effectively among 10/40 Window peoples. Conexion 10/40 is connecting churches from Latin and North America in partnerships to accelerate the impact of the Gospel among 10/40 Window peoples; consulting churches in principles of healthy cross-cultural partnerships; and training Latin American missionaries in second language acquisition, English through immersion, cross-cultural transition, and development of church planting strategies.
Whirlwind Missions seeks to take the church to the people. It’s vision is to mobilize locals churches in the Norcross and Doraville areas to see the tremendous needs of all people in the area. This area contains people of close to 800 different languages. Whirlwind also sees thousands of mission volunteers come each year to help with this huge take. Together we can make a difference.