Pastors & Leaders

Responding to Jesus’ call to be One

Jesus prayed that His followers would be “one,” loving one another as He loved us, “so that the world would know.” This is our call as leaders who follow Jesus. The primary objective of One Hope is to create opportunity for this to happen.

Pastors and ministry leaders, I invite you connect in relationship with other pastors and leaders. That’s the first step. Next, consider how to engage your church in the collaborative works God has given us.

Steve Buss, One Hope Executive Director

1) Connect with Fellow Pastors & Leaders

monthly Pastors’ & leaders’
Prayer Gathering

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Every month, 60-80 pastors and ministry leaders gather to worship, pray for one another across denominational lines, and pray for our community!

Annual Prayer summit
For Pastors & leaders

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Once a year, pastors and ministry leaders retreat to Cannon Beach for three days of refreshing, worship and prayer. Deep friendship and trust grows here.

2) Engage Your Church

The initiatives below have been discerned and agreed upon by variety of senior leaders in our community. Every church doesn’t do everything, but churches partner in the ways that work for them. These are so valuable, because they are the ways we can impact our community, that no church could do alone. We offer these opportunities to engage your church in widespread outreach for collective impact.

one church - one day:
Strategic prayer initiative

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Every child +
Safe families

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Lead your church to take one day a month to pray in informed ways for our community. Churches join 40+ other churches in agreement for God’s purposes in our community. Those who pray gain a greater heart for our community, and we get the joy of seeing God answering our collective prayers!

Project hope | School Work Day

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For nine years, more 30 - 40 churches partner with neighborhood schools to spend a day in August preparing their grounds and facilitates for the new school year.


Thanksgiving Meals Outreach

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We order bulk supplies for more than 1,200 Thanksgiving Meal Boxes, then churches order them from us at a great quantity discount. Then your church gives those meals to neighbors, veterans, school partners and more. Learn how your church can partner in November!

Churches are stepping up to care for vulnerable children. Every Child offers a variety of ways any church or individual can step in to support children in foster care from providing for tangible items, hosting events to fostering. Safe Families raises up host homes for children pre-DHS. The first step is to schedule an orientation at your church…. [Read More]

Project Hope | Back-to-school giveaway

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A partnership between 60 churches and 40+ businesses/ organizations to partner with 4 school districts and serve more than 3,000 children to prepare them for school.

School Partnerships

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Churches come alongside schools with best practices to support children, families and educators. From mentoring or reading with students to sprucing up facilities or showing appreciation to teachers, we are making a systemic impact. The School Partnership Network creates a space for churches to learn from one another.