One Life Henderson
Liberal Wisenheimer

Columbia, TN

#102 Jul 18, 2011
The Closer69 wrote:
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You got a point. They recently when on a misson and plane tickets were really expensive (a friend who went told me). We could have used the money here in the US.
Do they seriously believe they'll reform radical Islam? That's even goofier than thinking you have an invisible friend.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#103 Jul 18, 2011
Liberal Wisenheimer wrote:
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Do they seriously believe they'll reform radical Islam? That's even goofier than thinking you have an invisible friend.
I love how you put people's words in people's mouths, expecting that will make them look foolish. As if I won't call you on it.

Nobody said OL thought they could reform an entire nation. Churches have mission trips because words without actions are meaningless. The mission trips usually consist of a small team that averages between 10-20 people and generally each person is in charge of raising their own money from friends or family or with a little help from a special fun the church starts to help support the trip.(Donations to that fund would generally fall under the category of "offerings", as we were discussing a few posts back in our talk about tithing.)

Jesus told the disciples in Mark 16:15 "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." He didn't just want them to stay put where they were and reach out to those around them. He wanted us to get up and go preach to those who were farther away and hadn't yet heard about God's love. He wants us to put actions behind our words. There is such an impression that can be made when group goes to the extent of flying halfway around the world to come live in their conditions and see exactly what their lives are like. Just to ship a bunch of boxes with hygiene products non-perishable food and Bibles, while it's not a waste of money, does not have the same impact on those they are trying to reach as an actual physical presence would. Usually mission groups go with a purpose in addition to sharing God's love and message through meetings they arrange and hold. They often help build houses or clean up an orphanage. There is a group of doctors, nurses, & dentists from my church who fly over to Africa every year and treat people who need medical and dental treatment very badly.

Anyone who wants to criticize the selfless acts of those who give up the comforts & luxuries of their lives here in America, in air-conditioned houses with McDonald's on every street corner and phones with internet connection 24 hours a day, and fly to an impoverished, desolate, foreign country to serve others, expecting nothing in return, is reaching pretty far just to find fault with those who have a faith they simply don't agree with.
TheyDont

Dunmor, KY

#105 Aug 19, 2011
Stever wrote:
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So they're basically a really ROCKIN Baptist church, correct?
How often do they have communion?
You have to be in a Lifegroup to get communion. Which is one of the things that I DONT LIKE about the church. Some ppl may be too busy to attend a life group but, would still like to have communion. I pray everyday, do what I can to help others, give back to my community and just because I DONT attend a Lifegroup for OneLife, I cant get communion. I think this should be changed. There ARE things that I like about the church , such as , the pastor is awesome to hear preach but.... this communion deal is ALMOST a DEAL BREAKER for me.
Agrees

White Plains, KY

#106 Aug 19, 2011
TheyDont wrote:
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You have to be in a Lifegroup to get communion. Which is one of the things that I DONT LIKE about the church. Some ppl may be too busy to attend a life group but, would still like to have communion. I pray everyday, do what I can to help others, give back to my community and just because I DONT attend a Lifegroup for OneLife, I cant get communion. I think this should be changed. There ARE things that I like about the church , such as , the pastor is awesome to hear preach but.... this communion deal is ALMOST a DEAL BREAKER for me.
It was for me actually :-( I love OL but my LG never did communion so neither did i

Since: Jul 11

Jeffersonville, IN

#107 Aug 19, 2011
Bear Hargiss wrote:
I go to One Life with my wife and children. I was an atheist before going and was skeptical of the place. BEST church I have ever been to. I was catholic before I lost faith. Every church is going to have a collection of offerings, how else do you think they pay rent, utilities, etc.? No, not all of it stays in the church. But it is between you and God as to how much you give. If you can afford $100 and feel called to do so, then bless you. If you can afford $2.00 or nothing, then bless you the same and more. For those $2.00 you have in your pockets is more than the $100 dollars someone gives and has $500 in their pocket. If you don't like the outreach the church is doing, then use your money to do outreach. Can't/don't want to go to Afghanistan? Go to Joplin, Missouri and help with disaster relief. Go to Evansville to feed to homeless. Pay the utilities or buy food for a local struggling family. You don't have to depend or wait on the church to do something. WE as people ARE the church. WE are the hands and feet of God. If you don't believe in God, do it anyway, for the sake of karma or whatever your belief is. Do it for the sake of being a good person and being able to live a life knowing you helped lift someone up. Maybe even saved a life. I know Christians, atheist, Buddhist, and Muslims. And I don't know a single one of them who wouldn't feel good about helping someone like that. Live a good life and be happy. Forgive so you don't always carry the anger of it with you. Even if it takes years to do, just do it. Have compassion for others and they will do the same for you. For believers, it shouldn't be about a religion. It should be about a relationship. Whatever you believe, it has to have passion and be sought after with all your heart.
In response to drug addicts attending One Life, there are drug addicts attending every church across America. Does One Life have recovering drug addicts, yes, I am one. I used drugs for almost 15 years. Are we accepting to drug addicts/users? Yes, we welcome and accept everyone. And no, they are not judged and looked down upon. If a couple meet at church and have a happy life together, I'm more than happy for them and prayer they can continue it. If people go there to prey upon someone during a difficult time, then they might should find someone to talk to. A church should never judge anyone. Every man is built on failures and every church is built by man. Therefore, every church has and is built on failures. No church is perfect because the people are the church.
Bless you little brother! Prolly best response I've seen on here!
One Lifer

Nortonville, KY

#109 Aug 20, 2011
I have attended One Life Henderson since 10-10-10 I want to further explain some things that have been left out from other posters. First, our missions, we are sending 10% of the tithes raised to our missions in myanmar. We also bring goods back from myanmar like blankets, jewelry clothes & purses that are made in loomhouses over there to be sold in the church 100% of that money goes back to them when our missionaries return to their country! Mission trips are paid for out of our own pockets. If you want to go you have to pay your own way or raise your own money the church does not fund these. Second, the Afghanistan topic, we are taking the good news of Jesus to the least reached areas of the world. We’re working through Uncharted International in places like China, Myanmar and Afghanistan if you want to know more about Uncharted International, look it up! unchartedinternational.org .
Third, on the local aspect, We do help out LOCALLY through our life groups, I know firsthand last Christmas, our lifegroup helped out several families, & I experienced firsthand both ends of this. I was able to help out by shopping & witnessing for a family along with another one of my fellow life group members. At the same time, my Other life group members found out my family needed help also & in turn helped us as well! Lastly, One Life's mission is "Helping people far from God experience Jesus"
wondering

Henderson, KY

#110 Aug 20, 2011
TheyDont wrote:
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You have to be in a Lifegroup to get communion. Which is one of the things that I DONT LIKE about the church. Some ppl may be too busy to attend a life group but, would still like to have communion. I pray everyday, do what I can to help others, give back to my community and just because I DONT attend a Lifegroup for OneLife, I cant get communion. I think this should be changed. There ARE things that I like about the church , such as , the pastor is awesome to hear preach but.... this communion deal is ALMOST a DEAL BREAKER for me.
I have actually been thinking of switching churches and trying OneLife out, just because we go to a church in Evansville and I want my kids to grow up knowing their Sunday School/church friends and being able to see them outside of church on Sunday mornings. Now, though, this communion thing is really turning me off and making me think twice about it. How do they Scripturally support their stance on discriminating against those who are not in a group? Or do they just not serve it at all during church services - and, if that's the case...I'd like to hear their reason for that, too.
Communion

Dunmor, KY

#111 Aug 20, 2011
I would like to hear the answer about communion as well.
Bear Hargiss

Louisville, KY

#112 Aug 20, 2011
As far as communion goes, I don't know exactly why the church doesn't do it. A life group is a group of people you experience life with. We talk about our problems, our goals, just about life. When Jesus served his disciples, he didn't do it while teaching. He did it in a small group. I came from a catholic church so not having communion was odd to me. But once experiencing a life group, I'm just as comfortable doing it with them and feel the same closeness with God from it.
Stever

United States

#113 Aug 20, 2011
Not having regular communion is a serious error. Although it doesn't surprise me they have such a bizarre communion system; they ARE a Baptist church.

The pastor can't and shouldn't do everything, but neglecting communion is spiritual malnurishment. Denying someone communion is called excommunication.
Bear Hargiss

Louisville, KY

#114 Aug 21, 2011
Stever wrote:
Not having regular communion is a serious error. Although it doesn't surprise me they have such a bizarre communion system; they ARE a Baptist church.
The pastor can't and shouldn't do everything, but neglecting communion is spiritual malnurishment. Denying someone communion is called excommunication.
We are baptist? I did not know that. I've attended other churches and only received communion at Easter. Catholics do it regularly, maybe you should try Holy Name if you're looking for a regular communion. Maybe you should try One Life before forming opinions on it, though. Out of respect, I would never call your church bizarre or make any other rude comment about it. I also included a couple definitions for your education.

The term communion is derived from Latin communio (sharing in common).[1] The corresponding term in Greek is &#954;&#959;&#953; &#957;&#969;&#957; &#943;&#945;, which is often translated as "fellowship". In Christianity, the basic meaning of the term communion is an especially close relationship of Christians, as individuals or as a Church, with God and with other Christians. This basic meaning of the word, found in many passages of the New Testament as well as in secular Greek, predates its other, more specific, Christian uses.

Excommunication is a religious censure used to deprive, suspend or limit membership in a religious community. The word means putting [someone] out of communion. In some religions, excommunication includes spiritual condemnation of the member or group. Excommunication may involve banishment, shunning, and shaming, depending on the religion, the offense that caused excommunication, or the rules or norms of the religious community.
One Lifer

Nortonville, KY

#115 Aug 21, 2011
Stever wrote:
Not having regular communion is a serious error. Although it doesn't surprise me they have such a bizarre communion system; they ARE a Baptist church.
The pastor can't and shouldn't do everything, but neglecting communion is spiritual malnurishment. Denying someone communion is called excommunication.
We are NOT baptist, one life welcomes all religions, we have former catholics, baptists, penticostal, mormans, etc! we welcome ANYBODY! As I said before, we are a church who's puropse is helping people far from GOD experience Jesus!! Why don't you come & check us out if you are so curious, we have 3 services today, first is at 8:30, second at 10 and the last is at 11:30am we have to have 3 services to accomodate our 1100+ member congregation. We have now had 3 baptism services one of which a couple of my children & I were baptised. One Life has impacted me in such a way that my life will never be the same. I have NEVER felt the spirit of GOD as strongly as I do when I am at One Life. FYI we are joining with another church on Evansville's west side to expand our family.
doctor love

Tomball, TX

#116 Aug 21, 2011
Liberal Wisenheimer wrote:
Do they speak in tongues there?

Yea they do my sister went there for like 6 months they speak in tongues and freak out and run around it all looks really stupid if I was gonna go somewhere to worship the lord it most def wouldn't be at that joke
Bear Hargiss

United States

#117 Aug 21, 2011
doctor love wrote:
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Yea they do my sister went there for like 6 months they speak in tongues and freak out and run around it all looks really stupid if I was gonna go somewhere to worship the lord it most def wouldn't be at that joke
Wrong church. People stand during worship and some raise their arms to the lord. I've witnessed people standing in front of their seats singing and/or praying. But I've never seen anyone running around or freaking out as you call it. Give up one hour of your time and join us. Come to an early service and if you feel that you didn't experience God, you still have time to catch a service at another church that morning.
Not So

Dunmor, KY

#118 Aug 21, 2011
I have been there MANY times and they do NOT speak in toungues!
Example

Nortonville, KY

#119 Aug 21, 2011
Sugar-and-Spice wrote:
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Purely out of curiosity, what would you like them to do, locally? Are there specific things you have in mind that you would like to see the money go toward?
For one the local food pantries are really hurting....There is an article in the paper every Sunday of organizations here that need money and volunteers.....God Bless

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#120 Aug 21, 2011
CULT
lurl

United States

#121 Aug 21, 2011
One Lifer wrote:
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We have now had 3 baptism services one of which a couple of my children & I were baptised.
Do they baptize infant children at One Life?
huh?

Tomball, TX

#122 Aug 22, 2011
Jesus RoCks!!!!!!!!!! I love him!
One Lifer

Nortonville, KY

#123 Aug 22, 2011
lurl wrote:
<quoted text>Do they baptize infant children at One Life?
no, my children were 14 & 12 they made the decision to do it themselves.

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