Locally Sustained Community Development

We were never intended to live in poverty, divided against one another, with little hope for peace, yet that is what most marginalized communities around the world are facing.   This is why our local indigenous partners spend their time and resources engaging with these communities in order for them to feel known and seen in…

For refugees, escaping war and persecution in their home countries doesn’t result in the end of all struggle. Resettling comes with its own host of challenges. In addition to the trauma they already experienced which led to them fleeing their homes, they are then faced with language and communication barriers, differing cultures, and separation from…

For generations, women have been given the role of helpers, where submission is often advised, and expected. For example, “helper” (ezer in Hebrew), first appears in the book of Genesis (Gen 2:18) referring to the creation of Eve (woman): Then God said: “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make…

Women all over the world are faced with unimaginable hardships, especially those living in marginalized communities. Women are often excluded from educational and economic opportunities, which leave them vulnerable to unplanned pregnancies, sexually-transmitted diseases, and gender-based violence. Lack of dignified work leaves these women trapped in a cycle of generational poverty. This leaves women feeling…

Many churches across North America seek to share the gospel of Jesus in an international context, proclaiming the good news through good deeds. Cross-cultural work can be one of the most rewarding efforts, but like any work worth doing, it isn’t without challenges. Miscommunication and misunderstanding between partners can cause a well-meaning mission project to…

Listening with our hearts, or empathic listening, is one of the most important things the church can do to serve those in their community. In fact, the things that make us the church (or body of Christ) are the things that we have in common with every other Christian church in our city, country, or…

The Bible tells us that we are all created in the image of God, that we have been equipped and gifted with unique talents for a purpose and for His glory. Unfortunately, communities across the world have shifted the way they see or think about certain concepts in the Bible, including ‘being fearfully and wonderfully…

Investing in education can mean the difference between ending or continuing the generational cycle of poverty all over the world. December 8th is Giving Day and we’re inviting you to join us as we make a collective and powerful advancement for students in some of the most vulnerable communities all over the world. When you…

“Theology matters for community development because it reminds us that all of life is all for Jesus. The Bible shapes how we see the world, ourselves, and, most importantly, the Lord. The Spirit uses Scripture to change hearts and sustain lifestyles that glorify Christ and honor all peoples.” –Jackson Wu, Theologian-in-Residence, Mission ONE. Community development…

Projects like The Kenya Pig Project wouldn’t be successful in bringing hope and restoration to vulnerable communities without the work, dedication, and expertise of our global partners. Since they live and work in the communities where they serve, they’re uniquely positioned to solve complex problems and usher in solutions. When you partner with Mission ONE,…

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