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, Tanzania, Honduras and Italy. 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.
UPCOMING MISSIONS MINISTRY EVENTS
ONE HEART CHURCH 2018 THEME
The Missions Ministry of OHC has announced the 2018 theme – BRIDGE TO HOPE. Imagine you see an opportunity that captures your attention, but the only challenge is that the opportunity requires getting on a bridge. This is no ordinary bridge because it takes you to the opportunity of a lifetime, challenging you to extend hope to someone in need. You just have to get on the bridge. It will take you across the street or around the world. Soon you begin to realize that Jesus wants you to share His hope with all. How do we find the bridge? It requires we awaken our hearts to His plan. It requires us to accept our assignment. It requires us to live our lives to accomplish our mission. Each one of us possesses the blessed HOPE that the world longs for. Could it be that we simply need to step onto the bridge so that the hope of Jesus becomes contagious in our hearts? The book of Acts records these amazing words, “Now when we heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren what shall we do?” Acts 2:37. Can you imagine how powerful the words they heard were? Peter replies with a simple answer-Repent. He knew that the only way to the bridge of hope was to find a right relationship with Jesus. Then we read these words: “For the promise for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” Acts 2:39 Will you go across the street with your church to impact our community for Jesus? Will you go around the world with your church to impact others in need in far away places? The bridge to HOPE awaits you. Join us on the BRIDGE!
MISSIONS CELEBRATION CHURCH-WIDE EVENTS
Our 2018 Ukraine Team is forming now. Ukraine missions is March 4-14 and during that time in this most beloved country we will impact many children and churches. Our goal is to share Jesus’ love with many people who have been affected by the recent conflict. Our Romania Team is also seeking members. Romania missions is June 24 – July 4 and is an annual highlight of our global travel. We will conduct a VBS and share Jesus with hundreds of orphans that week!
2018 OHC LOCAL MISSIONS PARTNERS
One Heart Church has developed partner relationships with several local missions organizations, which are characterized by ongoing, abiding, and reciprocal commitment. Below are brief descriptions of each organization. If you are interested in how to become involved with any of these groups, contact Missions Pastor Chester Whisonant at email@example.com or (770) 861-6914.
Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center (APRC)
The APRC is a pro-life organization that serves the pregnancy-related needs of men, women, and families across the Atlanta area. They provide assistance in pregnancy situations, including emotional, physical, and spiritual support. In a non-judgmental atmosphere, clients are provided truthful and medically-accurate information about pregnancy options. The APRC has many volunteer opportunities (www.atlantapregnancy.org/volunteer.html), ranging from simple repairs & organizing, to long-term volunteerism that may include interaction with clients.
Norcross Cooperative Ministry
NCM is a faith-based, non-profit, ecumenical ministry dedicated to providing emergency assistance to families in Norcross and surrounding areas of Gwinnett. It is supported by 23 local churches and numerous other organizations. They are always in need of helping hands in the areas of counseling, job training, sorting clothes & food, and children’s programs.
Foster Care/Live the Promise
Live the Promise is an extension of Project 686, and works to mobilize churches and families to care for foster children. The goal is to radically increase the overall number of foster families welcoming children into loving homes. Their plan engages and equips churches to raise up loving foster families and volunteers, committed to caring for foster kids, until there are more than enough families.
Brett & Ann North founded Tetelestai Missions on the conviction that God has called each Christian to serve as a missionary. Believing that there are no boundaries to this calling, they focus on both local and international projects. These efforts are connected to jail ministry, nursing home ministry, and global missions.
The Women of Gilgal
Gilgal, Inc. is a Christ-centered residential program for homeless women with drug/alcohol addictions. Their goal is to assist women in breaking the cycle of defeat that led them to drug & alcohol abuse, and replace it with a cycle of victorious living through Christ Jesus.
Good News Club
Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in various places in order reach out to these school children. Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials and action-packed fun. The purpose of this ministry is to evangelize boys and girls with the gospel of Jesus Christ and establish them in the Word of God and in a local church.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
One Heart Church has an active chapter of FCA and has a number of programs and camps throughout the year including basketball, soccer and volleyball. Click the link above to find out more information.
Hungarian Community Church of Georgia
OHC is proud to partner with the Hungarian Community Church of Georgia by providing them resources to help monthly worship and outreach to the Hungarian community here in the Norcross area and beyond. You can serve as a monthly host for this wonderful congregation.
The Jerusalem Project
We are excited to embark on a new missions journey in 2018 by serving apartment complexes within minutes from our front door. Our desire is to provide OHC members an opportunity to share Jesus by making meals, packing school supplies, conducting community events and many other things. Be on the lookout for excting events planned in 2018.
Norcross Christian Academy
Norcross Christian Academy is a ministry of One Heart Church. At NCA we create a safe environment that allows preschoolers to discover and learn the way God has created and gifted them to learn. The types of experiences provided in the preschool years guide children to their earliest feelings and attitudes toward faith and spiritual transformation later in life. We focus on what is best for your child and do our best to provide them with a quality, memorable school experience.
2018 OHC GLOBAL TRIPS
OHC is anticipating taking the following trip but is always open to anywhere God may call us. We are concentrating further prayers for Italy and Guatemala in hopes of returning with teams there also.
Click on the link below to register for a global trip and to pay your $100.00 deposit.
For more information on all Missions Ministry events contact Missions Pastor
Chester Whisonant at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (770) 861-6914.