Berkeley Vale Church of Christ is committed to Christ’s command to make disciples of all nations. So, we work in partnership with a number of Christian ministries, and individuals, to help fulfil this goal. Through working with these partners, we are able to increase our impact in our immediate community, Australia-wide, and worldwide (Acts 1:8).
Following are some of the missions supported:
Global Mission Partners
Global Mission Partner’s work includes:
- Bible Training
- Capacity Building
- Discipleship Development
- Literacy and Education
- Child-centred Development
- Health and Medical
- Church Planting
- Sanitation and Agriculture
- Clean Water
- and Community Development.
You can find out more about Global Mission Partners at http://www.inpartnership.org.au.
Craig Clarke (Hebron Eagle Ministries)
Hebron Eagle Ministries is a non-denominational, evangelical, independent ministry that works in partnership with Berkeley Vale Church of Christ. Hebron Eagle Ministry’s has the objective of taking the Gospel to the most disadvantaged groups, both locally and overseas. The staff and volunteers of Hebron Eagle Ministries have worked amongst young people with challenging behaviours in the local area. They have joined with our Church in outreach to our immediate community and is currently involved in training nationals for evangelism and Church planting in South Asia. Hebron Eagle Ministries also helps widows, orphans and children in these third world countries. The distribution of Bibles, in the language of the people, and to those who cannot afford them, is also a part of this ministry.
CareWorks NSW is a body established by the Conference of the Churches of Christ in NSW for the direct relief of poverty, suffering, distress, misfortune, disability or helplessness in the community.
The CareWorks NSW team manages a large range of community-based projects including
- a crisis centre for women and children,
- homeless street feeds,
- drop in centres,
- counselling centres,
- food banks,
- op shops
- and now chaplaincies for hospitals, prisons, aged care, and childcare.
They regularly fund emergency and disaster relief efforts. To find out more, visit http://www.careworks.org.au.
Special Religious Education
Every week during the school year, dedicated volunteers are teaching thousands of local public school children about God, the Bible and important Christian truths. Berkeley Vale Church of Christ helps provide teaching materials, teachers, and dedicated prayer support for this work.
Operation Christmas Child
This project is run by Samaritan’s Purse and involves church members filling shoe-box sized boxes with stationary, toiletry items, small toys and other non-perishable goodies. These boxes are collected in October each year and sent overseas as Christmas presents to needy children. We encourage our pre-school children to join in filling these boxes. Children helping children is precious to see. For more info, go to http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.
Churches of Christ Overseas Aid (COCOA) provides:
- development aid,
- and medical services
These are provided to
- the poor,
- emergency relief,
- caring homes for vulnerable children
- and assists people to move from dependence to independence.
Berkeley Vale Church of Christ supports this cause by giving our Christmas Day offering. We help in distributing COCOA’s “Great Gift” booklets. For more info, go to http://inpartnership.org.au/cocoa.
Other Missions Supported
There are other missions supported throughout the year. We support based on the needs the organisations and our ability to meet that need. Any enquiries can be made through Contact Us.