Not just another religious organization.
Yes, we're Christians...but we're different than you may think.
Many have been hurt by church, by Christians, by people (in the name of God).
Many have been forgotten about, have been pushed aside, have been made to feel unwelcome...we're in search of those many. Not to recruit, not to convert, not to "sell" anything to anyone...we simply want; to love, to be involved in peoples lives, to serve, to build life long friendships.
ONEninetynine Initiative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation birthed out of scriptures found in Luke chapter 15. This passage documents three stories told by Jesus dealing with items that are worth searching for.
Our name, ONEninetynine Initiative, comes from the first story, dealing with a shepherd who was so concerned about ONE sheep that he left ninety-nine others to go, search, find, and celebrate the return of just ONE that had wandered off (quoted below).
We are passionate about the betterment of the community, mankind, and the health of the local church.
Our mission is to bridge the gap between the un-churched and the local church by;
- being involved in both the local community / world
- building relationships with individuals
- pointing to the local church
Initiative defined: 1) The power or opportunity to do something before others do. 2) The energy and desire to do something. 3) A plan or program that is intended to solve a problem.
ONE: the one who is the object of the creator's eye; the one who is loved and may not even know it; the one who is worth being searched for; the one who may be you.