It can be a scary experience walking into a new place where you may not know anyone. We understand the anxiety that going to a church for the first time might bring, and we want to be sure and make your experience one that is stress free and welcoming.
Below, we have listed some of the most Frequently Asked Questions we get. If you have any others, please feel free to call the church office 955-9335 or email us by using contact us below.
What should I wear?
Whatever you’re comfortable in. Some people come to church in shorts and a t-shirt, while others dress in business casual, and occasionally you might even see a tie! There’s no Biblical style of dress, so it’s up to you. If wearing a sundress, you may want to bring a sweater or sweatshirt since the air-conditioning can be quite chilly at times.
Will I have to say anything?
Nope! We want you to feel comfortable. We won’t single you out in any way, except if you’d like, we would like to give you a lei so that people can make sure and introduce themselves to you. But that is completely up to you. When you come, you can feel free to sit back and enjoy the celebration.
How will I find my way around?
We try our best to make sure that the first faces you see are smiling ones. We have greeters in the parking lot, at both entrances and throughout the sanctuary who will be happy to give you a quick tour, help you check your kids into their classrooms, and help you find your way to a seat in the sanctuary.
What about my kids?
We have an awesome ministry for your children during both Sunday service, from newborn through the fifth grade, called Club Love! Club Love is also available on Saturday evening service for children 3 years old (Potty Trained) – 5th grade. We also have a nursing mothers room for those who have the need. We are looking to expand our Saturday Club Love if you would like to help out please contact our Club Love Children’s Ministry .
We provide a safe and loving place for your newborn in the nursery. We also have a room for toddlers, 19-35 months, complete with worship, lessons, toys and activities. Children from preschool through 5th grade will enjoy age-appropriate teaching from the Bible, worship together and experience hands-on learning activities.
We care about the welfare of each and every child, all of our children’s workers are screened through a process that includes reference calls and background checks. We will assign you a parent specific number and should your child or their teacher need you we will post your number on the main screen in the sanctuary. This also provides a secure drop off and sign in system.
What about Junior and Senior high Students?
After worship is over students in middle and high school join our youth leader team led by our Youth Pastor. Your teens will build friendships with other students as they dig into their Bibles and study God’s word. They will also work off some energy playing crazy games.
Note: There is no youth service on Saturday currently.
For more information about One Loves Youth Ministry Click Here
Will I be asked to give money?
Nope. We do not pass an offering plate at any time during our services. Tithing boxes are located in the back of the sanctuary and to the right of the stage next to the communion tables. They are there as a part of worship for those who are part of the body of Christ and understand the principle of tithing. You should never feel pressured to give money.
What’s the celebration service like?
Our celebrations begin with worship. We have a live praise band who lead us in fun, upbeat, contemporary worship. Then we have announcements and move onto the message. The messages are directly from the Bible, so if you have a Bible, bring it. If not, we have them available for you from our ushers.
When the message is over our praise band will lead us in another time of worship. During this time you’ll see a lot of movement as people get up to take communion on each side of the sanctuary. Prayer team members are also on the sides ready and waiting to pray with those who want prayer.
We have a hospitality table outside of the main entrance where we offer coffee and donuts for those of you who may need a little coffee or sugar to get your brain going. Donations are accepted but not required.
We hope that this time will become your favorite way to start each week.
One Love Ministries began in 2006 with a small group of college students, along with Waxer and Cindy Tipton, the “old couple” of the group, who were in their thirties at the time. We came together from many different backgrounds, ethnicities and experiences, but with one major thing in common, we knew that there was a God in heaven who loved us and we wanted to help others know Him – through the study of His word, and experience His love – through worship and fellowship. We did not set out to build a major church, but to just teach God’s word and be faithful with whomever God brought our way.
Today we are so blessed and amazed at the wonderful people that God has brought together to make up One Love Ministries. We still come from hugely diverse backgrounds and experiences, but our common goal – knowing God and desiring to make Him known – bonds us together. We desire to impact the world with God’s love, beginning in our own backyard and then throughout the world. We are not a perfect church, because we are made up of imperfect people, but we serve a perfect God who is continually at work in and around us.
If you are looking for a church, or maybe just have some unanswered questions about who God is or if He is even real, we invite you to come join us sometime very soon. We’d love to meet you and introduce you to some amazing people and an amazing God if you don’t already know Him!
Statement of Purpose
“One Love Ministries exists to Teach the Word of God, and Equip the Saints.”
Win a Person to Christ (Mark 16:15-16)
Disciple a Person in Christ (Matthew 28:19-20)
Send a Person for Christ (Acts 1:8)
– Lost people matter to God, thus they ought to matter to the church
– Worship and Scripture study comprise a lifestyle expressed with private
consistency and corporate vibrance
– The Good News is that the Lord accepts us as we are, but the Great
News is that He doesn’t leave us that way
– The church should be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally and
– Life change happens best in Life Groups because belonging
– Who you are is more important than what you know or what you do
– A call to servanthood and ministry is the natural progression of a
WE BELIEVE… what’s at the Core of One Love
We Believe the only true basis of Christian Fellowship is God’s Agape Love, which is greater than any differences we possess, and without which we have no right to claim ourselves to be Christians.
We Believe Worship of God should be Spiritual. Therefore… we remain flexible and yield to the Holy Spirit to direct our Worship.
We Believe Worship of God should be Inspirational. Therefore… we give great place to music in our Worship.
We Believe Worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore… our services are designed with great emphasis on Teaching the Word of God, the Bible, that He might instruct us as to how He would be Worshiped.
We Believe Worship of God is fruitful. Therefore… we look for His Love in our lives as the Supreme Manifestation that we have truly been Worshiping Him.
OUR FIVE AREAS OF FOCUS
– Missions (Hawai’i / the World)
– Life Groups
– Children / Youth / College
Schedule / Accountability / Fear of the Lord / Encourage
In a church our size, it can be easy to come and go and not make any friends or get plugged in. However, God wants us to be a family, a body of believers working together by loving and serving one another and the community around us. How does that happen? You can help accomplish this with your willingness to step out of your comfort zone, visit us at the Aloha Station in the front lobby, and fill out a Connection Card. From there, we will help you find an area in which you can serve, a Life Group that you can be a part of, and starting in January, we will have a four-week Next Steps program that you can sign up for. In Next Steps, you will learn One Love’s story, Pastor Waxer’s story, get an all-access tour of the facilities, learn about all of the opportunities at One Love to grow and to serve, and so much more. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up your free homemade cookies when you fill out a card!
Doing life with other Christians is a vital part of any healthy relationship with the Lord. Life Groups are designed for that very purpose, to spur one another on to love and good deeds, and to care for one another (Hebrews 10:24-25). In the Bible, God puts a lot of emphasis on His Church and those of us who make up His Church. Whether it’s through a Bible Study, Prayer Group, or meeting with others with similar interests and hobbies, we at One Love believe that life-change happens when we are in small groups. So ask us how to be a part of one today!
In case you miss any announcements, we have an online newsletter that is sent out once a week with the most recent news, announcements, opportunities to serve, and upcoming special events. Click here to sign up for the weekly newsletter. Don’t forget to also download our One Love App on your phone for even more content, including current and past messages.
You can contact us by filling out the form or by calling us at the One Love office.
Attention: Lost & Found – All items are held at the church office for 30 days, at which point they will be donated or given away.
8:30AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday
(808) 955-9335 / (808) 441-5633
One Love Ministries
670 Auahi Street, Suite A5
Honolulu, HI 96813