Empowered Faith Communities

To build and encourage self-sustaining faith-based communities for people on the margins who may feel uncomfortable in existing faith communities.

“My empowered faith community have enabled me to find purpose and meaning in my life, and most importantly introduced me to Jesus.”

Distinctives

Structured around a regular, informal, community meal and worship service

• Encouraging the use of each other’s strengths to benefit one another in a supportive, empowering and gospel-centred environment

• Promoting personal development and strong spiritual growth

Carol

“I was struggling to find stable and safe housing… I found myself renting in a Caravan Park as permanent housing, feeling quite isolated and anxious about moving into a new area with no contacts or social support and no real purpose…

The New Peninsula Baptist Church gave me a food parcel and told me about the Wednesday Night Community Meal… During my journey with the group, I have come to faith in Christ and was baptised. I have developed a sense of belonging and purpose in my life. After we have our meal, we meet around some couches and discuss life and spirituality. We have learned that despite our challenging life circumstances, God has given all of us strengths and passions to share with others that can make a difference in our local community.”