As a Church, we believe that God has commissioned us to give, go and engage with the plight of the vulnerable and those most in need across the globe. Because Jesus places such value on all humanity, we do too. From this platform of belief we work within our local community as well as partnering with international organisations to take care of some of the world's most vulnerable and at risk.

We do this by inviting each person in our Church to make a 'Faith Promise', pledging a financial amount they would like to give to our mission's partners for the next 12 months.

In addition to giving our finances, we also build relationships, advocate, and practically love and care for people, restoring purpose, dignity and hope.

Missions Update | Christian Surfers | March 2022

2021-22 was the first year our church family has partnered with Christian Surfers Tasmania as part of our official Missions Program, and we are so glad we did! Your generosity is enabling this grassroots program to reach more surfers with the love of God as they continue to walk out Jesus' command to 'go and make disciples of all nations'. Christian Surfers reaches individuals, families and communities through authentic relationship, mutual interest and meeting every surfer where they are at, physically and relationally.

CS as they are more locally known, are headed up by our very own Brad and Alex Kermond as regional coordinators and Josh and Lucy Phillips as local leaders in Hobart. Check out this personal message to our church family:

Hey Abundant Life Church family,
Josh and Lucy Phillips here from Christian Surfers Hobart, an international ministry and community of surfers committed to giving every surfer the opportunity to know and follow Jesus. Our amazing team of volunteers are so passionate about their local community and loving each and every person they encounter in the water, no matter their surfing ability. And we are so thankful for your generosity that enables us to reach more men, women and grom surfers in Tasmania with the love of God. Thank you for standing with us in prayer as we continue to reach Tasmania’s surfing community!

For a quick update video from Josh and Lucy and the CS Tasmania crew. Click here:

CS Tassie has 2 main programs in addition to events that are run throughout the year:

Salt Sisters: a collection of women of all ages, backgrounds and surfing ability who love to get out in the water for some vitamin sea! Salt Sisters host retreats throughout the year to get together, develop friendship and, share testimonies and spend as much time in the water as possible!

Surf Jam: a weekly surf program for youth, focussed on participation in the water and the holistic wellbeing of each young person. The sessions are facilitated by trained and dedicated volunteers who act as role models that encourage healthy life choices and gratitude to the Creator of the waves.

CS Tassie is part of Christian Surfers Australia, which oversees all tribes throughout the country. CS are well known for their Easter paddle out where surfers gather in the water at dawn on Resurrection Sunday to make the shape of the cross and take a moment to reflect on Jesus' ultimate sacrifice.

Check out Christian Surfers Tasmania on facebook and instagram.

Fostering Hope Missions Update | September 2021

Who is Fostering Hope?

Fostering Hope is a Christian organisation that believes that adoption into God’s family is the core of the gospel and that God has called Christians to live out “true religion ” by taking care of the vulnerable children in our community by opening their hearts and homes to children living in out of home care (OOHC).

As a church we chose to partner with Fostering Hope this year as part of our missions program as they are a growing local organisation providing solutions for such an important issue affecting our community, which is children in out of home care. On 26th September we will be welcoming Fostering Hope founders Mary and Al Dickins to our Sunday Service to receive a financial donation from your missions giving and celebrate all they are doing for children and families in our community.

Check out Fostering Hope’s webpage here for more information about how you can be involved in opportunities like:

  • Become a foster or respite carer
  • Training in child safety
  • Mentoring for kids in care
  • Supporting foster carers

Check out this video by Your Church to hear directly from local Christian foster carers about their journey through fostering.

What is Stand Sunday?

Globally each year churches are encouraged to participate in ‘Stand Sunday’. Stand Sunday is an international movement of Christians standing with foster and kinship carers and the children in their families, celebrating them and encouraging them, and also raising awareness about the need for more carers. This year the theme for Stand Sunday is 'carry the hope' as we acknowledge how hard the fostering journey can be and as we ask more Christians to step into this space, we need our church families and communities to come alongside them, stand with them, and sometimes carry the hope for them.

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