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.
Foster Care Ministry/Adoption
If God has placed foster care or adoption on your heart, please consider being a part of a unique study designed for singles and couples who are considering this call. Ready or Not, written by Pam Parrish, explores the practical realities of adoption/fostering from a Biblical perspective. The study will take place one Sunday per month during the Sunday Morning Bible Study hour @ 9:15 a.m. for three months. If you are interested, please contact Connie Coles.
Foster Care Immediate Help Needed
OHC has been asked to work with a care team for an established foster family in Suwanee. A care team supports the foster family by making meals and helping with errands and other needs specific to the family. Volunteers will need to attend a 1 hour training. If you are interested, please contact Connie Coles.
MISSIONS MINISTRY 2016 THEME
Our new theme for 2016 is ENGAGE THE HEART, CHANGE THE WORLD. Our theme scripture is Matthew 28:19-20.
Missions Sunday – November 8
Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 8 as our annual Missions Emphasis Sunday. That morning OHC will be blessed by visiting missionaries as we celebrate all that God is doing through OHC. Our theme this year is ENGAGE THE HEART, CHANGE THE WORLD. Our mission booths will open at 9:00 a.m. and the following missionaries will be with us: APRC, Action Ministries, Ambassadors for Christ, Agapao, Conexion Training, ELAM, Gilgal, Norcross Cooperative Ministry, OHC Global Missions, Live the Promise, Peru Missions, Shepherd Fellowship of India, TEAM, Tetelestai Missions, Youth Outreach United, Whirlwind Missions and Operation Mobilization. In addition to these awesome ministries we are so excited to announce that OHC Missionaries, Alex and Jess Garcia will be with us most of the month of November. They are currently serving in Italy. This year’s theme is ENGAGE – Engage the Heart, Change the World and is taken from the Great Commission. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NASB)
Norcross Cooperative Ministries Food Drive
On the Sundays of November 1st and November 8th, OHC will be collecting food donations to help the Norcross Co-Op in their continued effort to provide food for many individuals and families in our community who are in need. We are specifically looking to collect canned meat, jelly, and canned fruit. Be sure to bring your donation to church in those first few weeks of November to bless our community with the love of Christ by meeting a tangible need. Food will be collected in the main lobby. Please be sure to check expiration dates!
Local Missions: Blanket Making for Elderly
We need volunteers to help us with a new local missions project! On Sunday, November 22 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., we are gathering together in the Fellowship Hall to make simple felt tie blankets, to be used as an outreach and blessing to members of an area nursing home at a later date. If you can tie a double knot and use scissors, we need you! Lunch will be provided. In order to make these blankets in a way that is cost efficient, we also need donations of felt material. Each blanket requires two pieces of felt material, each cut at 1.5 yards. Basic felt can be purchased at fabric stores for around $5.00 per yard. Felt can be any color.
2016 GLOBAL MISSION TRIPS
Date: March 6-16, 2016
Cost: Approximately $3200.00 from Atlanta
Trip Objective: OHC will minister along with OHC Missionary, Peter Chernyavskyy in the wake of the recent Russian invasion. The OHC team will spend time encouraging and teaching Pastors. In addition we will continue our work in local orphanages and churches. Many believers and non-believers in Ukraine need hope and we seek to engage them all at the point of their greatest hope – Jesus Christ.
Date: June 26-July 6, 2016
Cost: Approximately $3400.00 from Atlanta
Trip Objective: OHC will minister along with OHC Missionary, Ionel Tutac in an ongoing effort to touch the lives of thousands in western Romania. They team will engage in Vacation Bible School as well as ministering in local villages outside our host city of Lugoj. We will also have the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with hundreds of orphans through many activities planned throughout the week. We want to continue to impact all in Romania with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Date: September (TBA)
Cost: Approximately $3400.00 from Atlanta
Trip Objective: OHC will minister along with OHC Missionaries, Alex and Jess Garcia in an exciting and new area of ministry. There are many refugees in Italy that need the Gospel. The OHC team will engage in evangelism as well as working to support local churches and church leaders. Another exciting point of ministry will be working with international students in local universities there.
Date: October 2-12, 2016
Cost: Approximately $4200.00 from Atlanta
Trip Objective: OHC will minister along with OHC Missionary, Peter Mitimingi in an effort to give hope through medical missions and evangelization. We will also have the privilege of working in orphanages around the capital city of Dar es Salaam. Jesus Christ is needed in Tanzania. Our goal is to share hope through our time there.
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OHC LOCAL MISSIONS PARTNERS 2016
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 MINISTRY
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 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.