Together for Christ
Get to Know Jesus Christ
A loving holy God created a world and people with whom to share his love and show his glory. Man chose against God and sinned which separated all mankind from a relationship with God. In his love and for his glory God promised a Savior to pay the penalty of our sins and repair our relationship with him. Nothing or no one else could cover the wickedness of our sin, so God himself came in his son, Jesus.
Jesus lived a human yet sinless life. He willingly died a bloody death on a cross to pay the price of blood for our sins and satisfy the righteous requirements of sin by death. He raised back to life to overcome the penalty and power of sin and death. He is sitting at the right hand of God, waiting to return and gather his people, his church. By trusting in Jesus Christ, he will grant eternal life to all who believe and receive him.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Almost everyone will be touched by issues around mental health at some point in their lives, either through their own illness or the struggles of a loved one. 1 in 4 of us are emotionally unwell at any one time. Sadly, mental illness still carries a stigma and many find it hard to talk about. Church communities are well placed to help and support those who are struggling. Gifts for Children – Do you have a local children’s hospital? Consider a holiday-specific service project such as flags with a small flower for the 4th of July for each child on a specific floor, a stuffed animal as a special New Year’s buddy or tiny costumes for preemies in the NICU ward for their first Halloween.
Homeless & Care
The core values, ethos and behaviours of the Victory Centre Homeless Project are rooted in and sustained by the Christian faith which is characterised by a commitment to social justice, bringing hope, building community, celebrating diversity, and showing compassion and reconciliation. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, language, colour or sexual orientation. We welcome guests, volunteers and partners from all faiths and none asking that they reflect these core values
Resources for Refugees – If your small group is passionate about helping underserved communities, look for ongoing serving opportunities with local refugees and offer to provide meals and transportation on an ongoing basis. Alternatively, share conversation over coffee to help refugees practice speaking English while you learn about their culture as well.
We seek to help those that find themselves in times of real hardship by addressing their most basic of needs – food and household items. There are many varied circumstances that bring people along to the food bank, often they have been caught in the trap of debt or lost their job, suffered ill health, family breakdown, bereavement, delays in benefits or homelessness.
The Foodbank Project is a not-for-profit, self-sustaining online shop that makes it easy for anyone to donate groceries to Kiwis in need.