WHAT IS BEYOND?
BEYOND is the outreach ministry of C3 Auckland. It takes us past our church walls and into the community: locally, nationally and internationally. BEYOND is the practical outworking of the Bible’s mandate to administer justice, mercy and grace to a hurting world. We believe we have freely received and therefore we choose to freely give, that we are blessed to be a blessing. Our concern is about the needs of others as much as our own.
· Beyond works hand in hand with our vision to build the church, therefore where C3 Churches are located, or are to be located, primarily determines where our Beyond ministry will be.
· We aim to have a long term impact/relationship with the people we help.
· We seek to empower those we help, that is, not just a hand out but a hand up.
Every year we go into a low decile school and run our School Party, where we bless the kids and parents with an afternoon of fun and everything is free: face painting, sausages, candyfloss, entertainment, pancakes, popcorn, bouncy castles, Mr Whippy and giveaways! Over 150 members of the church join together to pull off these amazing days. Through these we build great relationships with the schools and the parents, some saying it's the best day they've had all year and some even saying it's the best day they've had in their entire life.
We provide free lunches for those in need in three local, low decile schools.
Scaffold links volunteers with the needs of C3 and the greater community by providing meals, babysitting, housework, baking, gardening and more. Through hard times Scaffold is here to help out, deliver a meal or gift basket. Jesus said…when you did it for the least of these you did it for me.
C3 sends out a variety of teams providing both practical and ministry experience serving the community. Recent trips have included the Primal National Tour, Christchurch Earthquake Relief Team, Mission Teams to Fiji and Africa.
We support the work of Ps David Livingstone in Uganda. We have been involved with supplying cows and ploughs to C3 Kitgum, Northern Uganda. This has enabled the people to return to the land, cultivate and produce crops, providing an ongoing sustainable income and profit for generations to come. We are currently working in conjunction with Building for Education, building two classrooms to replace the existing building that is collapsing.
Ben and Cherie are a fantastic Kiwi couple who with their two kids have been out on the mission field in Cambodia for the past 6 years. They have planted a C3 Church in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, and recently launched a Primal Youth church. There is a great connection with this couple and the work they are pioneering.
We support the Princess Project run by Ben and Cherie who are passionate about helping the little children walking the streets of Cambodia day and night, rummaging through rubbish bins hoping to find some recyclable items they can sell in order to buy food. They are at very high risk of being molested, kidnapped & sold into the sex industry. We are helping provide food, clothes, shelter, education, school supplies, medical aid and the awesome news about Jesus. For more info check out their website www.benandcherie.com
If you wish to donate to the Beyond Ministry of C3 Church please internet deposit into the following account:
03 0195 0236880 005 Please include ‘BEYOND’ in the reference. Donations over $5 are eligible for a tax rebate.