$1 for one
one more makes a difference
The beauty of generosity is that it transforms people and connects us to the heart of a generous God. As a church, we want to not only point people to a generous God, but also be an example for people to follow. For every person who walks through the doors on a Sunday morning, we are donating one dollar. If we have 1,000 people who show up over the course of a month, $1,000 is donated.
Has been given since we started this process in June 2019. Check out the organizations and causes we've helped to support below.
Good News Church made a $735 donation to Faith Mission for every person who engaged in a live service on a Sunday morning in October. Faith Mission is one of the largest homeless shelters in Columbus, Ohio. Each year, Faith Mission provides more than 90,000 nights of shelter to men, women, and veterans and serves three meals a day to anyone who is experiencing homelessness. No matter their situation, when a person arrives at Faith Mission, they are treated fairly, with dignity, and without judgment.
As a part of the Lutheran Social Services’ Network of Hope, the mission at Faith Mission is to create a better world by serving people in need. They live out their faith by ensuring all people in need of shelter, food, and other resources are received and treated with unconditional kindness, respect, and dignity.
Good News Church made a $1,110 donation to Stadia Church Planting for every person who engaged in a live service on a Sunday morning in August. The vision of Stadia is to plant churches that intentionally care for children – and we won’t stop until every child has a church!
Timothy & Teresa Nyandika are missionaries in Kisii, Kenya. Timothy and Teresa have already been helping to care for 39 amazing children who happen to be orphans. Yes, 39 orphans! Neema Missions translated “Grace Missions” is something that Timothy and Teresa have tried to support out of their own means, but with Kenya being shut down due to COVID, their jobs and therefore their income has dried up, yet they have still stayed faithful to God and to their care for these orphans.
COLUMBUS DREAM CENTER
Good News Church made a $1,335 donation to the Columbus Dream Center for the number of peak live viewers during a service on a Sunday morning in April.
The Columbus Dream Center provides free, routine outpatient health and wellness services to the medically underserved and homeless in Columbus. Through their partnership with Mount Carmel Health and their Mobile Medical Outreach, they are able to serve many each week with safe, quality care.
Each week at The Columbus Dream Center hundreds of hot meals are served to people in our community by teams from organizations and churches across Columbus. Ever expanding, this outreach, now also includes pre-packed lunch distribution and meals for kids on the weekend.
The Columbus Dream Center seeks to create a second-home like atmosphere for nearby children to grow and develop healthy relationships with volunteers and one another while receiving character building and bible lessons, recreation and nutritious meals. This program’s focus is on building the foundation for children to trust, hope and begin to dream.
At the root of homelessness, addiction and so many other life-controlling issues in our modern world is a lack of a relationship with Christ. So they work to teach people how to get their spiritual needs met by relating to God personally through prayer, Bible study and community.
Their weekly homeless outreach mobilizes teams to reach homeless people where they are, providing them with meals, resources and inviting them into a community where they can learn about God and God’s plan for their life.
Together with hundreds of volunteers and local churches, we host several events each year aimed at helping our neighbors celebrate important holidays and milestones including mother’s day, back-to-school, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Good News Church made a $653 donation to the Delaware County Hunger Alliance for every person who attended a live service on a Sunday morning in February. The Alliance is a cross sector collaboration of community partners committed to connecting our neighbors in need with services that provide access to healthy food options, nutrition education, and resources that promote economic stability.
Through monthly meetings, the Alliance coordinates awareness campaigns, unified outreach efforts to reach the under-served and recommends funding for service delivery.
Good News Church made a $687 donation to Stadia Church Planting for every person who attended a live service on a Sunday morning in December. The vision of Stadia is to plant churches that intentionally care for children – and we won’t stop until every child has a church!
Good News Church made a $565 donation to Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM) out of Westerville, OH for every person who attended a live service on a Sunday morning in October.
WARM provides assistance to individuals in the Westerville area who are living at or below the federal poverty guidelines. In addition to providing food to families in need, WARM offers a number of programs such as a jobs assistance program designed to assist individuals on the road to economic recovery (The Way2Work Initiative). WARM services provide individuals with the tools necessary to promote family stability, improved self-esteem and increased self-sufficiency.
Good News Church made a $652 donation to Design Outreach (DO) out of Columbus, OH for every person who attended a live service on a Sunday morning in August.
DO focuses on innovative and appropriate technologies that improve the lives of the poor and provide better health, education, and employment opportunities. DO’s flagship project, the LifePump, is helping to solve the global water crisis and bringing many benefits of reliable water to people across Africa and the Caribbean. To find out more about DO visit doutreach.org
CITIZENS FOR COMMUNITY VALUES
Good News Church made a $603 donation to Citizens for Community Values (CCV) for every person who attended a live service on a Sunday morning in July.
"As Ohio’s Family Policy Council, Citizens for Community Values seeks the good of our neighbors throughout Ohio by advocating for public policy that reflects the truth of the Gospel. We believe in an all-powerful, all-knowing God and His perfect Word for us, the Bible. Through education, communication, partnerships and direct action, we reach citizens, churches and policy makers to protect and spread Judeo-Christian values which, by honoring God, benefit and guide our civic life. We endeavor to create an Ohio where God’s blessings of life, family, and religious freedom are treasured, respected, and protected."
Good News Church made a $765 donation to Mommies Matter in Columbus, OH, for every person who attended a live service on a Sunday morning in June 2019. Mommies Matter mission is removing barriers to empower pregnant single mothers in crisis. It's not about giving birth, but giving life. They empower single mothers to choose life for their babies by breaking down their barriers. As an extension of pregnancy care services, Mommies Matter walks with single mothers through their pregnancies and until their babies are 18 months old.
IS THERE AN EFFORT OR CAUSE WE SHOULD CONSIDER IN FUTURE $1 FOR ONES?
Let us know! While we can't guarantee it will become part of this initiative, we'd love to hear about an effort, cause, or organization that has a Kingdom mindset that is making a big impact.