Church Membership Information

Member Partner Church Benefits
One Body Collaboratives is built on the concept of collaboration and has a mission to unite Christian Churches to collaboratively work together creating Kingdom impact by Rebuilding Lives and Transforming our Community. We provide support to the good work being done by our local churches in the following ways:

Referral Network
When someone walks into your church and asks for help, whether it's a congregation member or someone else, we know that the heart of the church is to always want to help. However, it puts stress on your pastor and your staff to know all of the resources available to provide assistance.  Our Referral Network is a service provided to Member Churches as a way to connect congregants needs with community resources.  We provide this service as  Referral source only, providing referrals to community resources, such as agencies, social services, ministries, etc.

Educational Events
We will host events in 2023 around topics of interest to local churches.  These events will provide information while also equipping your church with  best practices and learnings from other faith leaders.

Collaborative Networks
Our Collaborative Network will allow our faith community to come together to discuss a variety of issues affecting our community.  When we know the issues in our community, and how local resources are addressing them, we can be more strategic in a united approach.  This network will convene church leaders in outreach and mobilize them to discover how the church can be an extension of local nonprofits. 

Poverty Reduction
Through our Bridges Out of Poverty Rockford Region project, we have implemented a Poverty Reduction Community of Practice.  This allows us to bring together all sectors in our community to create a common language and understanding of poverty. Because when businesses, schools, social services, healthcare providers, law enforcement, higher education, and churches work together with people from poverty, communities thrive.

Additional opportunities for churches to engage in this project include hosting Getting Ahead classes which help our under resourced neighbors build their resources and create plans toward self-sufficiency.

Racial Justice
In 2015, Be The Bridge founder Latasha Morrison gathered a diverse group of Christian friends to process the current state of race and racism in America. They committed to meeting regularly to listen to and learn from one another. That’s how Be the Bridge was born: from authentic, God-centered relationships and conversations between people committed to loving their neighbor by pursuing racial healing, equity and reconciliation. As part of our continued focus on Racial Justice, we will foster the creation of a local Be The Bridge Group.  

We will also continue to work with organizations that are working to build bridges across racial divides and support racial justice. 

Church Resource Data
One Body Collaboratives frequently shares data, articles and videos of significance to our faith community through our website, monthly newsletter and social media. The data is sourced through outlets such as Barna Group, Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and others.

For more information
To become a Member Partner Church, complete the Member Partner Form here.  
Questions? Call our office at 815-979-4377
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