'But seek the wellbeing of the city where I have sent you into exile and pray to the Lord on its behalf for in its wellbeing you will find your wellbeing' - Jeremiah 29:11
The breakdown of communities is well documented in Australia. A Curtin University study showed that 1 in 3 people don't trust their neighbours.
Baptist Care is committed to seeing robust and connected communities in which people are not just surviving but thriving (John 10:10) and we believe that the Church has a vital role to play in this future.
The model of Community Development that Baptist Care subscribes to takes a strength-based approach believing that all people have valuable gifts to contribute to a more inclusive and just society.
Often the challenge is how can my Church best do this?
- Where do we even begin to engage with our community?
- Often there is so much good to do it is difficult to know where to start?
- Sometimes there is a real desire to engage with the local community but the workers seem very few or the budget is already stretched
- And how can we tell if we are really making a difference?
Baptist Care can journey with your Church congregation and wider community in answering these and other questions you may have.