FAQ

MISSION

Establish an environment to experience God’s culture of heart with learning, support and fellowship among members. The core mission is the development of CheonBo Families through education on the unique value of the Holy Marriage Blessing in this Providential Age.

Online Holy Communities operate within the Family Federation structure and provide outreach support for all Family Federation members in alignment with the CheonBo Movement. The focus is on educating guests originating from all affiliated Family Federation organizations.

ORGANIZATION

No, they operate as online outreach groups which maintain involvement with their local Family Federation organizations. Contributions of time, money and service are to be directed through those organizations.

Communities are formed by a leader and a team of three others applying through an Online Holy Community Leader Application.

The community name should include “Holy Community”, the leader’s last name and up to two additional words.

The maximum community size is 43 individual members within North America, with possible expansion to 43 couples in the future. 

Every community member maintains membership and interaction with the nearest Family Federation organization. 

The leader of every Online Holy Community initiates community growth through inviting potential members through an Online Holy Community Member Registration form to confirm their acceptance.

When a community reaches 43 members, it can divide into “satellite” communities with new leaders who have completed the established education program and are approved by their respective Subregional Directors. Outgoing leaders should be replaced with new members.

Many people are asking for clarification on this point. In the past, when talking about trinities, it meant three people coming together, or for Blessing trinities, it is three couples. In this case, trinities are referring to the leader and their three core members. So it is the leader plus three people.

The 8 stages are as follows:
1. Establish a trinity (Leader + 3 people)
2. Raising up 12 core members
3. Growing to 21 core members
4. Growing to 33 core members
5. Growing to 43 core members
6. Growing to 43 core families
7. Making an external Blessing foundation of 430 families
8. Registering at CheonBo Won

No, they should follow the established program application processes.

Online Holy Community activities include regular community meetups, education (three-phased program), initiatives determined by the community, and support for members to effectively invest in activities of their local Family Federation organization.

The desired result of every Online Holy Community is the creation of a principled  and loving environment that enables registration of every member’s family in the CheonBo Won. Performance benchmarks are the completion of the three-phase education course and fulfillment of each step in the CheonBo registration process.

Local church leaders should contact their sub-regional leader for this information.

LEADERSHIP

Each community has one leader who is expected to share leadership responsibilities with others within the community.

Leaders must be active Family Federation members 18 years or older who are approved through the application process.

Approved Online Holy Community Leaders become members of their associated Subregional management and organizational structure. 

The term of service is one year, with renewals approved by the leader’s Subregional Director.

An Online Holy Community Leader can lead only one community at a time, but can also simultaneously participate as a member in another community.

The leader is responsible to manage community meetings, ongoing communication, planned activities, the education course and shared leadership roles within a loving and supportive environment.

Online Holy Community Leaders report to their local Family Federation leader based on established Subregional protocols. 

Leaders can lose authorization if they demonstrate behavior that violates the Online Holy Community Leader’s Pledge agreed to in the leadership application process, confirmed by the leader’s Subregional Director.

MEMBERSHIP

Any person 18 years of age or older invited by Online Holy Community leaders and confirmed through the registration process.

Online Holy Community membership is not a replacement for local Family Federation organization membership. It simply provides further support to develop CheonBo families. Contributions of service, finances and outreach are still directed locally.

He/she can belong to only one community at a time. Investment in and loyalty to one community is encouraged rather than periodic switching to new communities.

Online Holy Community members are expected to sincerely invest in all community activities, as well as activities of their local Family Federation organization.

Members can choose to leave an Online Holy Community at any time, or may lose membership eligibility due to behavior that violates the pledge agreed to in the member confirmation form, determined by the community leader.

No, any communications to the members of OHC will be the responsibility of the individual leader of the OHC. Emails will thus only be sent to the OHC leader. We understand the concern of protecting the privacy of the members and take that concern seriously. The purpose of collecting emails is to provide a resource to the leaders so that they can have an organized list.

Things can get a little complicated when claiming members who belong to a church in another nation. In order to avoid such complications we decided that it would be better if membership were limited to the scope of the USA and Canada. They may not be officially registered in your community but you can feel free to invite them to participate in your community just as much as an officially registered member.

LEADER'S PLEDGE

The Online Holy Community Leader’s Pledge identifies standards of belief and behavior consistent with the teachings of True Parents. Adherence is essential in maintaining moral and ethical integrity of the Online Holy Community program.

LEADER TRAINING

Yes, and each leader must participate in the Online Holy Community Leader Orientation in order to complete the leader application process.

Training is delivered through online presentations with related leadership tools and resources.

Yes, currently we are holding a leaders’ training every Wednesday night at 8pm ET.

Please check if you are signed in on the leadership.familyfed.org the videos are only available to leaders who register on the website. If you are signed in and still cannot access the videos please email us.

MEMBER EDUCATION

The Online Holy Community Member Education Course provides standardized guidance and tools to help community members to fulfill the CheonBo providence for their families. The course can be translated into multiple languages.

Phase 1 centers on understanding the life and value of True Parents. 

Phase 2 prepares members to complete the five steps of the Blessing (for couples) or to become a Single Blessing Candidate. 

Phase 3 empowers members to begin Heavenly Tribal Messiahship themselves, with the opportunity to lead their own Online Holy Communities.

Each phase is instructed by a qualified member of the community through online sessions, homework and practical applications. The three phases are delivered simultaneously.

Phase 1 concludes with signed acceptance that Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Sr. Hak Ja Han Moon are the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind.

Phase 2 concludes with completion of the five Blessing steps (for couples) and official registration as a Single Blessing Candidate.

Phase 3 continues until members’ families complete all steps of the CheongBo Family registration process. Benchmarks are placed on completion of 3, 12, 36, 72, 120, 210, 360 and 430 horizontal Blessings. Additional benchmarks are to be placed on vertical Blessing achievements.

Yes. Non-Unifications will probably begin with Phase 1 whereas single Unificationists may begin at Phase 2 and Blessed Unificationists may begin at Phase 3.

Through session interactions, members who have completed phases can encourage those engaged in prior phases in a manner like “older brothers and sisters” to create a supportive Heavenly family environment.

One site that has many different DP education videos is https://www.discoverdp.info/. Another option is the Chosen workshops series found here: https://www.chosenworkshops.com/store.

https://www.discoverdp.info/ has not only English DP resources but other languages as well such as Spanish, Japanese, and Tagalog. For more resources for different languages please contact the National Ethnic Ministries Coordinator, Michael Irwin at mirwin@unification.org.

OHC DATA MANAGEMENT

Committed members refer to people who are actively engaged in your community. They regularly attend your meet-ups and they would consider themselves a member of your Online Holy Community. A potential member is someone who you would like to be in your community and you have the intention to invite them some day. They may be someone you are engaging with one on one, or someone that you want to include on your prayer list.

Potential contacts are anyone that you want to develop a heartistic bond with and have eventually join your community. Therefore, they can be people who are Blessed as well as people that you are praying for and hope to eventually be Blessed. The key is heart.

Yes. You can use the Airtable list as a prayer list. Register people that you want to join your community, pray for them, and let God guide you to love and reach out to them.

No. With the new form members no longer have to register themselves. Registering members is now the responsibility of the leader rather than the member.

Community leaders are now responsible to register their community members and can use whatever name they choose.

Yes. It is ok to share your Airtable view with your trinity members. We recommend that you don’t make it too public however, as it does contain private information.

Currently it is not possible to make changes to your Airtable by yourself. If you need to make changes please email us at holycommunity@unification.org.

No, it is no longer necessary as the leader is now the one who registers the new members.

It’s important to know the member’s city. You can simply email or call them to find out.

When a potential member starts to show up for meetups you can change their status to confirmed by sending us an email with a status change request. Send an email like this “Please change NAME’s status from potential to confirmed” to holycommunity@unification.org with a subject line Member Status Change. Please allow us a day or so to make the change.

It goes into an Airtable database which will be shared with you once you reach 3 members.

We are regularly checking for duplicate names in the system, and leaders will be contacted if and when duplicates are found.

It is not necessary to change the three people that you wrote down as they are not officially members of your community until you register them as members. Therefore, if you no longer want to include them in your community then feel free to exclude them when registering members. If you already registered someone as a member through the member registration form and you want to remove them please send us an email.

This is up to the couple to decide on what is best. For example, if the couple has been witnessing together and has similar contacts then it might make sense to share a prayer list. On the other hand, if the couple doesn’t share the same friends or contacts for whatever reason they may find that it makes sense to have separate prayer lists.