BUILDING HEALTHY CHURCHES IN THE INNER CITY
ONE HOPE website here: www.onehope.gives
The poorest communities in America are devastated by drugs, alcohol abuse, and violence. The sobering fact is that American churches have often sought to serve the poor, while overlooking discipleship among the poor. The need is real.
In our neighborhood...
The average life expectancy of an individual is 65; 14 years below the U.S. average and 19 years below the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods
93.5% of children less than 18 year olds live in single family homes.
85% of children in come from low-income families, only half will graduate high school.
60% of adults are unemployed.
The median income is a mere $15,950.
...and our neighborhood is similar to inner-city neighborhoods around the nation.
The greatest poverty we face, however, is not the poverty food or cash, but a poverty of the Word. We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the one hope that can fully address the problem and change communities. We believe that building heathy, Gospel-centered churches in the nations poorest communities is the best strategy of promoting and creating real change.
Through the Church
As a ministry of The Garden Church, in partnership with other local churches, ONE HOPE is church-based and church-centered. Our goal is not to simply better the person, but to make disciples through building healthy churches in America's poorest neighborhoods.
Our ministry is founded entirely on donations from generous supporters! Would you consider helping us? Partner with ONE HOPE through giving a monthly or one-time gift. Every dollar helps to develop and train disciples from the community for the urban church. Give Here: www.onehope.gives/partner
To inquire about your church becoming a partner church, planting a ONE HOPE church, or coming as an intern or short-term missionary, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call.” Ephesians 4:4