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 2019 THEME
God gives us all opportunities to walk in obedience. He often clearly speaks these “calls to action” to us from His Word, through a friend or even directly from Him in the night watches. At the instant we sense His calling, we realize He is drawing a line of obedience and we are faced with a choice. The choice to remain standing where we are or move forward across the line to experience all He has to offer and the blessing He wants to give.
The Bible gives us many examples of those who crossed the line in obedience. We see it clearly in the life of Barnabas recorded in Acts 13. He was known as the “encourager” and even though that description fit him wonderfully, he experienced many hardships and worked in hostile situations. He was bold in believing God to change the life of the most notorious enemy of Christian faith, Saul, who later became known as Paul, a missionary champion for the faith.
Barnabas crossed the line many times and through it all lived in amazement at God’s working in his life. He lived completely inside God’s purpose and understood God’s grace fully. He strategically operated in an impactful way with boldness and joy. Barnabas shows us there will be challenges when we cross the line but also shows us that it is the absolute right thing to position us to receive God’s best. Barnabas was a man who chose to live in hope and serve in love! God brought to his life a profound awareness of the blessings that come from being obedient.
God speaks specifically and clearly about our responsibility to share the Good News to those nearby and around the world. You will see in this brochure many opportunities to cross the line by supporting and participating in our global and local missions.
As you pray through these opportunities, ask yourself this question – Am I willing to cross the line?
“Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord” – Acts 11:23
2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Human Coalition
In 2017 the Atlanta Pregnancy Resourse Center (APRC) joined forces with and became the Human Coalition. The Human Coalition is a collective of individuals bound together in answer to a common call: to do all we can to remove the stain of abortion from America. We are change agents—not simply because we are against abortion but because we are for life.
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.
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 continue on a new missions journey in 2019 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 2019.
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.
The Morning Center
Morning Center was founded in 2011 as a project of Samaritan Ministries International, a 501(c)(3) Christian charity and seeks to provide Gospel-centered prenatal through postpartum care to women at risk of abortion in urban and under-served areas, at no charge, in the Name of Jesus. Our desire is to return charitable maternity care to a private patient-centered model. Through true Christian charity, Atlanta Morning Center is a grass roots effort funded by individuals, families, churches, and other like-minded organizations and does not accept any government funds. Atlanta Morning Center was begun as an intentional collaboration with Georgia Right to Life and is the next integral piece in the pro-life ecosystem.
2019 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.
UKRAINE 2019 – March 3-13, 2019
Join the One Heart Church team for a thrilling time of ministry in Zhytomyr, Ukraine as we partner with OHC Missionary, Peter Chernyavskyy. Our goal is to share the Gospel with over 500 orphans, encourage local churches and pastors, and minister to many widows who have lost husbands in the recent conflict. During our ten day trip we will share fellowship and meals will many of our Christian brothers and sisters. Click here to donate to someone going to Ukraine.
GUATEMALA 2019 – May 20-23, 2019
We are excited to open up the country of Guatemala for missions travel and an exciting mission trip on May 20-23. We will work with OHC Missionary, Pastor Antonio Culuum to encourage him and see his ministry at work. We will share Jesus with the sweet people of that country. Click here to donate to someone going to Guatemala.
ROMANIA 2019 – June 30 – July 10, 2019
Join the One Heart Church team for a impactful ministry in Romania as we partner with OHC Missionaries Ionel and Samy Tutac. Our goal is to share Jesus
with hundreds of orphans and also children in small villages. During our ten day trip we will work in the major city of Timisoara with children and local church leaders. Will you consider going? Click here to register.
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 email@example.com or call (770) 861-6914.