By Tim Priebe
June 21, 2022

Finding oneness in community and Christ

Oneness Ministries offers services from counseling and classes to podcasts and documentaries to share Christ as life.
Oneness Ministries founders record a podcast in their studio. (Photo: Brent Fuchs)

Edmond-based Oneness Ministries’ mission is to empower people to discover a new source of solutions for life through oneness with Christ. They serve both individuals and organizations through counseling, life coaching, classes, training, and podcasting.

Purpose and pivot

In January 2020, Rick and Lori Fry, Sharon Sosa, Pat Everett, and Beth Noble established Oneness Ministries. The previous year, the founders felt God lay the vision on their hearts to begin something new. A generous business owner offered Oneness office space in Edmond, and the organization officially opened its doors in March 2020. 

“We initially thought we would be doing just counseling and classes, but the COVID-19 shutdown prevented us from being able to do those things,” said Sosa, now serving as director of development at Oneness Ministries. “During this interruption, we had the time to pursue other possibilities.” 

A connection with another nonprofit introduced the founders to podcasting. They connected with Stream Grace Network and built a podcast studio. The ministry also began developing a training program to certify counselors and life coaches. 

“Our leadership team enjoys connecting with other like-minded nonprofits. We frequently invite them to be a guest on our podcasts The Three and Inside the Man Box,” said Sosa. “We have also written new material for other organizations to utilize.”

Services and staff

Oneness Ministries Director of Development Sharon Sosa (Photo: Brent Fuchs)

The organization is currently expanding into producing documentaries beginning with a series called People You Should Know about other individuals and organizations serving similar missions.

Oneness hasn’t strayed from its original vision, as they now offer both individual and couples counseling, as well as life coaching and group classes. Classes cover topics related to living a Christian life, including the Old Testament, grief, divorce, and more. 

The Oneness staff is continually growing, with the team increasing from five to eleven members in two short years of service. The organization is quickly outgrowing its space. 

“Our staff at Oneness have unique relationships, and there is an underlying foundation of trust. We are transparent, and we like and love each other,” said Sosa. “Laughter is always heard in our offices and hallways. It is a privilege and joy to be part of Oneness Ministries.”

Community and connections

As staff and services expand, so do the organizations’ relationships with other nonprofits. Make-A-Wish Oklahoma Development Officer Kelsey Brown is assisting Sosa with development, 3E Life Coaching Founder Danelle Rush is on staff at Oneness, and other staff members have served directly with Rob’s Ranch and The Hope Center.

“We are very interested in continuing to reach out to our community and finding ways to participate with them,” said Sosa. “We want to be known as a place to belong, where we can walk with you through the difficulties of life.”

Oneness Ministries is also an active member of Network 220, an international network of churches and ministries. The group provides relationships with other organizations offering discipleship, counseling, training, and more to new and existing followers of Christ. 

“For us, success is when we get to walk alongside a person and see them begin to rely on Christ as life,” said Sosa. “We recognize how unconditionally loved we are by God, then out of this truth we can begin to naturally share His love with others.”

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About Tim Priebe

Tim is a public speaker, author, publisher of Edmond Business, and the owner of Backslash Creative. He helps businesses that are worried they don’t have the expertise or time required to invest in doing their own digital marketing. He helps them plan where and how much to invest and often helps execute the plan.

Tim started the Edmond Business online magazine in May 2020 to fill a need in the community when The Edmond Sun shut down and stopped publishing their monthly magazine, The Business Times.