Frequently Asked Questions


Is OneChurch a church?

How may I find some help for a question?

Do I need to register to use OneChurch?

Is there someone I can speak with?

May I help develop OneChurch?

How do I submit information?

How do I join the OneChurch email list?

What is Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)?

Is OneChurch a church?

No. OneChurch is a non-profit Public Charity. We are a means of connecting those with personal needs to local churches, ministries and online resources.

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I have a question?

I came to OneChurch looking for some help but I didn’t see my area of need listed. How may I find some help?

Please complete the Contact Us Form with specific information about your area of need. We will do our best to research that area and reply via email.

You may also use this form to submit any questions you may have.

 

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Do I need to register to use OneChurch?

As a church, ministry, or community member, you do not have to register to view the site and to check on all of the latest church and ministry happenings.

However, to add your church or ministry listings go to a category page (i.e. Find a Church) where you will see how to add your listing at the bottom of that page.

We hope you will choose to become a part of the OneChurch community which is all about bringing the church together to bring the community together.

You may also submit your ministry events using the Submit an Event Form.

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Is there someone I can speak with?

I would like to discuss my needs and questions with someone at OneChurch Is there someone I can speak with?

Yes. If you would like to speak with someone just fill out our Contact Us Form and someone will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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May I help develop OneChurch?

Please visit Volunteer to Help for more information.

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How do I submit information?

I don’t see my church or ministry listed. Is there a way for me to submit information to OneChurch for posting?

Yes. As a church, ministry, or community member, you do not have to register to view the site and to check on all of the latest church and ministry happenings.

However, to add your church or ministry listings go to a category page (i.e. Find a Church) where you will see how to add your listing at the bottom of that page.

We hope you will choose to become a part of the OneChurch community which is all about bringing the church together to bring the community together.

You may also submit your ministry events using the Submit an Event Form.

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How do I join the OneChurch email list?
Enter your email address in the box below.

 

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What is Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)?

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is a strategy for community-driven development. The appeal of ABCD lies in its premise that communities can drive the development process themselves by identifying and mobilizing its existing, but often unrecognized, assets.

ABCD builds on the assets that are already found in the community and mobilizes individuals, associations, and organizations to come together to build on these assets – not simply focusing on the needs. The result of ABCD is

community-driven, not agency-driven, development. ABCD draws out strengths and successes in a community’s shared history as its starting point for change.

ABCD pays particular attention to the assets inherent in social relationships. An intentional effort to build and nourish relationships is at the core of ABCD and of all community-building.

Guiding Principles for ABCD

Everyone in a community has something to offer

Everyone has gifts – people want to contribute

Gifts must be discovered

Every community is filled with an invisible “motivation for action”

Discovering this “motivation for action” comes best from listening

Stronger participation comes from asking questions rather than giving answers

Engaging the community for their solutions brings true community transformation

People are better than programs in engaging the wider community

Relationships build a community

Ministry In, To/For, or With a Community THE “IN” CHURCH

The church simply takes up space in the community The church is centered on church members only

The church has no interaction with its surrounding community

THE “TO / FOR” CHURCH

The church wants to do good things for its community

The church decides internally what it is going to do for the community

The church, using its own money and influence, does activities to and for the community

THE “WITH” CHURCH

The church acknowledges God is already in the neighborhood

The church listens to its neighbors, discovering what God is already doing

The church (with its gifts) partners with the community (with its gifts) for lasting Change

Think of the ministries of your church …

Decide if each is an “In,” “To/For,” or “With” ministry … Are there any adjustments that need to be made?

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