Creating effective partnerships, especially with churches, is at the heart of our work. As a Christian organization, we too are inspired by Jesus Christ's calling to love our neighbors as ourselves and it fuels our mission to support churches and ministries in mobilizing their congregations, groups, families, and individual members in loving and serving our city.
Jesus Christ has set a mission in the hearts of his people, a mission to be loving, compassionate, justice-seeking and servant-minded people - loving our neighbors next door and loving our neighbors all across our community by reaching out into the places where help and hope are needed.
Because we share a common mission - to love people and to build the Kingdom of God - the Church and Community One are natural and effective partners.
We also understand that, for faith communities, motivation alone is often not the greatest barrier to effective community outreach. Sometimes, it’s simply not knowing where to start or what to do first that hinders action and progress.
As a platform for community engagement, Community One provides the tools, training, and opportunities to enable your church to engage quickly and effectively in the mission of loving their neighbors who experience great needs.
With Community One, you have a knowledgeable and experienced partner in community outreach. We will work with you to:
Community One will assist you in determining your ideal level of partnership. To assist in defining the partnership between your church and Community One, we offer the following steps, or stages, of partnership for your consideration:
The first step is simply to arrange a conversation, or a presentation, that will help us to get acquainted. We welcome the opportunity to share more about Community One with you, and we want to explore and understand your heart for engaging our community.
To discuss or schedule a meeting time, contact Courtney Lander, Community Engagement Director, at (812) 250-6888.