We try to show care to people in our community and around the world in a number of different ways…
To keep updated with the progress of the Millennium Development goals go to www.mdgmonitor.org.
The church has a team of volunteer helpers who collect and prepare bags of bread and deliver them to needy families in our community. Many of these families do not even attend our church but this is an excellent outreach to share the love of Christ.
Train Station Ministry
Every Saturday night of the year a group of volunteers go to the local train station and hand out soup, water and sandwiches to those coming off trains and those in the area looking for something to eat. It is an opportunity to make conversation about Jesus and also to show the love of Jesus through the action of the volunteers.
Operation Christmas Child
Each year we fill many shoe boxes with a variety of gifts for children in developing countries. These are distributed through Samaritan’s Purse Australia. Our church acts as a collection centre for Churches and other groups where thousands of boxes are packaged ready for freight.
Please contact the church and ask to speak to Sharon Gordon for further details.
Boxes distributed to a remote village of Papua New Guinea
Overseas Aid and Global Mission
Working in partnership with Baptist World Aid Australia, every Christmas Day our offering is dedicated to supporting people in a developing country who are facing a special need. Through our support of Global Interaction and of our missionary families working amoung our indigenous people and overseas, we share in bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of other cultures. If you are interested in knowing more about the people who KSBC support locally and globally please click here.
Kids’ Hope and SRI
Each week a number of our people, who have been trained as Kid’s Hope mentors, spend one hour with a selected student at The Basin Primary School. This hour is spent encouraging the young child with exercises prepared by the classroom teacher and doing other activities to build self esteem and give encouragement. Please contact the church for further details.
We are also involved in providing Special Religious Instruction (SRI) at The Basin Primary School and other local schools.
The Poor and Underprivileged
At KSBC we have a desire to help the poor and underprivileged not only in our local area but also globally. We do this by supporting organisations such as TEAR, Micah Challenge and World Vision. TEAR is a Christian movement that responds to the needs of poor communities around the world through emergency relief, development projects and advocacy. Their ‘World’s Most Useful Gift Catalogue’ was the first of its kind and continues to be well-used today. Micah Challenge is a global Christian movement which was established to keep governments around the world accountable to promises they made to the poor in 2000, to be achieved by 2015. Their website gives ways for both individuals and organisations to become involved with a range of quick and simple actions or extended projects. They work hand-in-hand with both TEAR and World Vision. World Vision is more than just child sponsorship. They are active in responding to the global food crisis and also involved in anti-slavery and environmental issues and providing emergency relief when crises occur. To keep updated with the progress of the Millennium Development goals go to www.mdgmonitor.org