Why a Campaign
The one by One campaign will empower each of us to transform our communities as we share the healing, teaching and loving presence of Jesus where we live, work and pray. Just as Jesus commissioned the disciples to go into the world to preach the Good News to all nations, we are called to be Jesus’ witnesses, transformed by Him, encouraging the hearts of others.
In 2014, Bishop David L. Ricken invited our Diocese on a journey to re-energize our faith and to revitalize our communities in Disciples on the Way. This six-year path calls for each one of us to renew our story of discipleship, the process by which we are called to discover, follow, worship and share Jesus.
Inspired by Bishop Ricken’s call, the one by One campaign is an opportunity for us to strengthen our individual faith journey and, by doing so, transform our communities. It is a chance for each parish to reflect upon and address the needs of its members and its communities. This campaign offers the space for individuals and communities, through their parishes, to consider how they can meet the needs of those who wish to follow Jesus.
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The one by One campaign is a vital opportunity for us to continue to respond to Bishop Ricken’s call. This invitation calls us to discovery: to remember and renew our relationship with Jesus Christ and with one another. It calls us to follow: to further our understanding of what it means to be Christ’s presence in the world today. It calls us to worship: to gather together as a sacramental community to share our faith. And it calls us to share: to transform our communities through our renewed faith, one by One.