The One-Day Church initiative is a response to the urgent need for church homes for existing Seventh-day Adventist congregations. Thousands of congregations around the globe meet in a house or under a tree every week. The One-Day Church strives to meet these needs with a high-quality, low-cost, quickly constructed building.
Without a place to meet, congregations often dwindle and eventually disappear. These congregations want a church building very badly but do not have the resources to construct a permanent framework and roof. If these components are provided the congregation can then supply appropriate wall materials. In this way a representative church home can be provided quickly and economically to thousands of church families.
Since the program started, more than 1,600 One-Day Churches have been constructed. Churches have been completed in Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Ecuador, Fiji, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The One-Day Church is a rugged galvanized steel structure with vented roof. The walls and floor can be finished according to local custom and availability of materials. The One-Day Church is 20 x 38 feet (6.1 x 11.6 meters) and can seat approximately 150 people.