Missions Give, Go, Engage

We believe that our God is love, life and light and we are handcrafted to resemble and represent Him. Because of this we give, go and engage. Founded in faith, we work locally, regionally and globally with amazing mission partners to shine love and truth to some of the world's most vulnerable. As a community we activate our light by inviting you to make a Faith Promise. We don't just give but we also actively build relationships, advocate for the oppressed and marginalised, and practically love and care for people. Our lanterns of love enable God's light to set captives free and hope and dignity to arise.

Our 2022 Missions Partners

Youth Alive Tasmania

Reaching a generation with the gospel, raising up youth leaders and resourcing youth ministries.

To find out more visit their website here.

Christian Surfers Tasmania

A collective movement whose goal is that every surfer and surfing community have the opportunity to know and follow Jesus.

To find out more visit their website here.

Fostering Hope

Raising awareness and advocating for Christians to open their home to foster children.

To find out more visit their website here.

Compassion Indonesia

Child support, development and advocacy for children living in extreme poverty.

To find out more about Compassion's incredible work check out their website here.

Christmas Outreaches

Christmas outreach events aimed at connecting with our community and keeping Jesus at the centre of Christmas.

Free to Be

Facilitating and supporting child centred community development projects in Kolkata, India.

To find out more visit their website here.

Abundant Life Church Community Care

Being the hands and feet of Jesus to our local community by providing practical and crisis care, family support, school programs and outreach events.

Pathways Tas

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation and emergency housing support for Tasmanians.

To find out more visit their website here.


Missions Update | NAIDOC Week | July 2022

What is NAIDOC week and why do we celebrate it?

NAIDOC stands for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC week is a time of remembrance of Aboriginal people and their heritage and provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. 

The theme for NAIDOC week in 2022 is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!. We must all continue to show up for our Aboriginal brothers and sisters to see systemic, structural, institutional and social reform. As it says on the NAIDOC website “We need to move beyond just acknowledgement, good intentions, empty words and promises, and hollow commitments… Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! with us to amplify our voices and narrow the gap between aspiration and reality, good intent and outcome.”

Check out this factsheet to learn about the history of NAIDOC week: 

https://www.naidoc.org.au/sites/default/files/files/NAIDOCHistoryTimeline.pdf

To continue on the journey of learning and listening, check out these resources from Common Grace:

https://www.commongrace.org.au/aboriginal_educational_resources

If you haven’t already, you may also like to familiarise yourself with the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The Uluru Statement from the Heart is an invitation to the Australian people from First Nations Australians. It asks Australians to walk together to build a better future by establishing a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution, and the establishment of a Makarrata Commission for the purpose of treaty making and truth-telling. Watch this video to find out more: https://vimeo.com/726630771

Read the Uluru Statement from the Heart here: https://ulurustatement.org/the-statement/view-the-statement/

As a Church, we are committed to honouring, learning from and listening to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. If you would like to become involved in helping us to do this, please email us at hello@abundant.org.au


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.


Missions Update | Fostering Hope| Sept 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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