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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.
UPCOMING MISSIONS MINISTRY EVENTS
APRC Baby Bottle Campaign
On Sundays, April 24 and May 1, we will be distributing baby bottles in support of our partners at the Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center. After the service, be sure to pick up a baby bottle, and fill it with cash, checks and/or change. On Mother’s Day, May 8th, we will be collecting the filled bottles. Don’t miss this opportunity to support the APRC financially and to minister to families who are choosing life!
APRC’s 2nd Annual Family and Life 5k Race, Fun Run, Walk & Tot Trot
This event is Saturday, May 7th at Briarlake Baptist Church in Decatur. Sign up as an individual, family, team, or church. More info and registration at: www.fundracers.org.
Local Missions Opportunity
On Friday, May 6th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., the Preschool Ministry & the Women’s Ministry are teaming up to help share the gospel in India! We will be making evangelism bracelets for The Agapao Movement, to use in sharing Jesus with thousands of people throughout India. Join us for a night of fun & global impact, as we hear from Agapao missionaries and provide practical help for their ministry. Food & drink provided. To register, contact Lindsay Lewis.
MISSIONS MINISTRY 2016 THEME
Our new theme for 2016 is ENGAGE THE HEART, CHANGE THE WORLD. Our theme scripture is Matthew 28:19-20.
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.
TEAM MEETINGS – January 24, February 7, February 21 and February 28
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.
TEAM MEETINGS – January 31, April 17, May 15 and June 12
Date: September 18-28, 2016
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.
TEAM MEETINGS – June 19, August 7, August 28 and September 11
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.
TEAM MEETINGS – July 10, August 14, August 28, September 11
Click here to sign up for any trip listed above. 2016 OHC GLOBAL MISSION TRIP REGISTRATION
For more information on all Missions Ministry events contact Chester Whisonant at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (770) 861-6914 or Lindsay Lewis at email@example.com or call
OHC LOCAL MISSIONS PARTNERS 2016
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 Local Missions Minister Lindsay Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (618) 580-4536 or 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.
The goal of Whirlwind Missions is to take the church to the people. They work to mobilize local churches in the Norcross and Doraville areas to reach out into the nations by simply engaging those who God has already brought near. This area contains people from 145 different countries and nearly 800 different language groups! Whirlwind facilitates thousands of missions volunteers each year to come impact this diverse population with the gospel of Jesus Christ by meeting real needs in the community and developing relationships.
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.