MISSION & AID PARTNERS
BARBARA MAY FOUNDATION
Established in 2009, the Barbara May Foundation (BMF) provides funding to Australian medical professionals Valerie Browning AM and Dr Andrew Browning AM. They run projects in Tanzania and Ethiopia that relieve the high incidence of death and extreme injury in pregnancy and childbirth. They provide safety, dignity and hope. Maternal healthcare and medical services are provided at no cost, regardless of race or religion.
BUSH CHURCH AID (BCA)
Bush Church Aid has a heart for people living in remote and regional Australia.
They are committed to going the distance to reach Australia for Christ. People living in sparsely populated areas often don’t benefit from strong support networks. Churches in these areas can struggle financially due to fluctuating populations. Ongoing fellowship can be hard to maintain and encouragement can become a rarity. In partnership with Anglican Dioceses across the country, Bush Church Aid places committed and gifted Christians in a variety of locations to help people connect with the grace of God revealed in Jesus.
St Andrew’s Roseville supports Dale and Rachel Barclay (and their children Samuel, Joseph, Eden and Talitha) ministering at the Anglican Parish of Sunraysia South (APOSS) in Red Cliffs, in the Mallee region of Victoria.
LIVING WATER REDFERN: INDIGENOUS MINISTRY (VIA ANGLICAN AID)
Living Water is a community church in Redfern. In partnership with Anglican Aid it seeks to empower Indigenous Australians, equipping them with the leadership skills necessary to lead their communities towards a brighter future. Rev Matt Paterson and his wife Sarinah have been working with the local community through youth mentoring, prison visits, regular fellowship and community events to role model to young people the power of community based leadership.
MALCOLM AND LEANNE: THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION IN SOUTH EAST ASIA
A new Bible College in a strategic area is training pastors for the main evangelical denomination in that country. That includes areas where the gospel has taken root and is growing – in the past, the training of pastors has not kept pace with the need. Malcolm and Leanne work in the college teaching Bible courses and English to students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.
LOCAL AREA YOUTH INITIATIVES
Local North Shore churches are seeking to reach the youth in our area with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Funds raised will be used to hold combined youth events which will be of great assistance, especially for smaller local churches.
AFRICAN ENTERPRISE (AE)
African Enterprise supporters have brought peace, reconciliation and hope to African nations for 50 years and saved countless lives. Jesus is the heart of what they do.
AE’s unique evangelistic approach involves mobilising thousands of local volunteers and churches in African nations to bring the Good News of Jesus to city people in Sub-Saharan and North Africa. With regular support and prayer, many thousands of people have been rescued from lives of forced poverty and misery. Partnering with African Enterprise makes saving more lives possible.
Led by John Dickson, Undeceptions seeks to promote Christ to the public (and help other Christians do the same), through full-time speaking, writing, media, and research.
CMS ST ANDREW’S HALL, MELBOURNE – REDEVELOPMENT
St Andrew’s Hall, Melbourne is the CMS training centre where missionaries are equipped for a lifetime of effective cross-cultural ministry. Under God, CMS has trained 1,061 missionaries at St Andrew’s Hall since it opened in 1965. This is an amazing legacy! So that more missionaries can be trained and sent out to faithfully serve long-term, CMS is redeveloping the St Andrew’s Hall buildings.
Urgent upgrades are needed, as well as the expansion of the capacity of the college so that more missionaries can be trained for cross-cultural service.
ASIAN SEMINARIES – CHINA PARTNERSHIP
Through China Partnership, pastors are being given much needed theological training in the gospel message of God’s forgiveness through Jesus and his grace, powerfully assisting the growing house church movement in China. In recent years the government in China has returned to their former hardline stance, enacting tougher laws to bring the church back under party control. Our brothers and sisters in China need our support.
Open Doors supports the persecuted church in over 70 countries around the world. They provide practical assistance and spiritual resources in regions where following Christ can lead to punishment, including death. In Australia Open Doors’ mission is to make sure that the persecuted church is remembered in every church, Bible study and home.
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION (IJM)
International Justice Mission partners with police, prosecutors, judges and social workers to restore justice to the poor. IJM works to combat sex trafficking, child sexual assault, cybersex trafficking, forced labour slavery, property grabbing,
police abuse of power, and addresses citizenship rights of minorities.
BIBLE SOCIETY AUSTRALIA (BSA)
Bible Society Australia is are one of the most extensive mission groups in the world and do their work in partnership with churches, providing resources and
Bible-focused campaigns and community programs. BSA is committed to giving access to the Bible across the world. Alongside this they advocate for and engage Australians here at home and people around the world with the Bible. In order to pursue their mission, BSA undertakes a range of activities: translation, distribution, engagement and advocacy.
EVANGLICAL UNION (EU) – SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
The EU is a group of around 800 Christian students who join together to present Jesus Christ to the University, to encourage each other to stand firm in Christ, and to help each other prepare for a lifetime of Christian service. EU seeks to strengthen Christians in their faith and witness and to encourage them to continually submit every aspect of their life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and ensure that Christians in the University are made aware of the nature, needs and challenge of Christian service at home and abroad.
St Andrew’s Roseville supports Ben Lim as he serves with eufocus, the Evangelical Union’s (EU’s) ministry amongst international students. He recruits, trains and walks alongside Christian students and ministry apprentices to proclaim Christ amongst them and ground new believers in the faith, so that they return home living for and proclaiming Christ.
LIFE ANGLICAN CHURCH – MARSDEN PARK
In 2017 Life Anglican Church was planted in the developing suburb of Marsden Park under the leadership of Rev. Mark Collins (with his wife Rachael and their sons Benjamin, Joseph and Reuben). Mark gathered a team from the combined Life Anglican Church congregations and surrounding areas and launched the church at Easter 2017. They currently meet in Richard Johnson Anglican School and look forward to their future church building through the initiatives of New Churches for New Communities.
– DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (DR CONGO)
Zacharie Masimango Katanda is the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Congo.
As Bishop of Kindu from 1996, he was at the forefront of peace and reconciliation work during the 1998-2003 Civil War and has set up micro-finance and HIV/Aids programmes for his diocese.
The Diocese also helps to prepare men and women to be equipped for leadership in their communities through the Berea College. The College trains students in literacy and pastoral care as well as how to apply the Bible to their social and community contexts. It seeks to raise the level of education and to ensure that future leaders and church workers are well equipped to lead the church and its health and education programs.
SERVING IN MISSION (SIM) – JENNY FALLON
Compelled by God’s great love and empowered by the Holy Spirit, SIM cross barriers to proclaim the crucified and risen Christ, expressing His love and compassion among those who live and die without Him. SIM seeks to make disciples who will trust and obey Jesus, and become part of Christ-centred churches. They work together with churches to fulfil God’s mission across cultures locally and globally, and facilitate
the participation in cross-cultural ministry of those whom God is calling.
St Andrew’s Roseville supports Jenny Fallon, SIM’s NSW/ACT Member Care Coordinator, part of SIM Australia’s Home Ministry staff working behind the scenes to support SIM field missionaries.
NEW CHURCHES FOR NEW COMMUNITIES (NCNC)
NCNC assists the Archbishop of Sydney in promoting the establishment of new churches in new growth areas of Sydney; organising and participating in active fundraising activities for the building of facilities that will support new ministry ventures; and promoting the need for existing church communities to support and encourage these new church communities.