FAQs on FreedomOne
If you have any questions that are not answered below please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing info@FreedomOne.cc.
Is FreedomOne affiliated or associated with a particular religious denomination?
NO. FreedomOne is not affiliated or associated with any particular church or religious denomination but works in unity with other parts of the Body of Christ.
What is meant by "The Great Harvest" in the tagline and mission statement?
This is question addressed in detail on the Understanding the Times page.
Why isn't FreedomOne setup as a non-profit?
Even though FreedomOne serves as a platform from which to launch various ministry initiatives, it was decided not to establish FreedomOne as a 501c3 for the following reasons:
1. Jesus' Example
Jesus consistently encouraged us to pay our taxes and in fact Jesus paid taxes as well. Although Jesus is clear that the sons of God (Jews and now Christians) are exempt, Jesus tells us it is better for Christians to pay tax so that others are not offended. In Matthew 17:26-27 (NIV) Jesus is speaking to Peter: "Then the children are exempt," Jesus said to him. "But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a fourâ€"drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours." FreedomOne feels these verses from Matthew are a beautiful example of the grace of Jesus fulfilling/replacing Old Testament law. Therefore, by operating as a for-profit vs. a non-profit, FreedomOne is choosing to pay tax.
2. Power of Declarations
Declarations are very important when creating something new. The creation story records the phrase "Then God said", nine separate times in the book of Genesis. However, when forming a non-profit the first statement made in the Articles of Incorporation within State Government is "this entity will and shall forever be a "non-profit" entity." While FreedomOne is not opposed to non-profit legal formation, FreedomOne has chosen to declare itself a for-profit.
Is FreedomOne regionally-based?
While FreedomOne is based out of Minnesota and many of the Freedom Initiatives and Enterprises may be more local, FreedomOne has a global vision and will serve anywhere in the world as the Lord leads.
Does FreedomOne support other Kingdom initiatives besides its own?
YES. FreedomOne tithes (gives 10 percent) from its net income to support other like-minded individuals, ministries and enterprises that align with the FreedomOne's vision and mission.
Where are tithes from FreedomOne income and gifts given?
The decision on where tithes are given is determined by FreedomOne Leadership.
Does FreedomOne have people in place that provide oversight and accountability?
YES. FreedomOne has an Advisory Council to help provide accountability to the leadership of FreedomOne, however, this Advisory Council is not legally responsible for any actions or decisions of FreedomOne.
Does the Advisory Council recieve any compensation from FreedomOne?
NO. Advisory Council members do not recieve compensation of any kind. They are each completely independent of FreedomOne.
Does FreedomOne give out any grants?
NO. While FreedomOne does tithe from its income as the Lord leads, FreedomOne does not act as a foundation by giving out grants.
Are FreedomOne staff paid?
NO. Currently all FreedomOne staff volunteer their time, however this is anticipated to change as God provides.
Why the name FreedomOne?
The word 'Freedom' was inspired from Isaiah 61:1, a scripture key to FreedomOne's mission. The word 'One' represents unity.
What does the ".cc" domain extension mean?
The ".cc" domain extension used in FreedomOne.cc is a generic top level domain extension available for use. We choose to think of it representing "Christ Centered".