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 gather together at a local school in the community and host a party. Every time hundreds of people from the community come out to enjoy a day of family, food and fun. All funded and put on by our church. As a result of these parties, many principals have approached us to hold lasting relationships with their schools.
Each month a team gets together at church to pack over 100 lunches for children at 3 different schools across Auckland. Many children go without lunch every day, so it's great that we're able to contribute to the solution.
Scaffold is a long standing ministry of the church that looks after people going through hard times and needing a bit of extra love. Scaffold sends out care packages all over the city every week. These packages contain food, magazines and personal pick-me-ups for the recipient. Anyone who has received one of these packages over the years would let you know the amazing care and thought put into them.
Undefeated, run by the Primal Youth trust, is a teen suicide prevention campaign. Each year we send a team of performers and speakers out into local schools and run shows that spread the good news of hope and purpose.
We have now taken this great campaign into over 50 schools, reaching over 30,000 teenagers, and have plans to take it even further.
Here at C3 Auckland we have taken on the leadership and oversight of 4 churches in Cambodia. C3 Sihanoukville, C3 Siem Reap and Village Outreaches in Otapung and Hope Village. These churches operate in very poor areas and have a large focus on bringing the next generation into church and included in a loving community.
The average age of the church congregations is around 14 years old, and the Pastoral team are all young adults, so our support is vital to seeing these churches succeed.
We help fund their Pastoral and leadership team, their buildings and all their day to day operations including transport, furniture, and technical gear.
$90,000 is what is needed to fully support the Cambodian church annually. The young Pastoral team have ambitions to see the whole church learn English, get a solid education and find good jobs. The church plans to be completely self-sustainable within 5 years, and with the solid leadership structures in place and initial support from our church, this plan is very achievable.
Our involvement in Cambodia has seen incredible results over the last few years.
We are hearing testimony after testimony of lives being completely changed, restored and sold out to Christ. This as a result is raising up individuals who are passionate about changing Cambodia for the better.
C3 Auckland has been supporting and working with Pastor David Livingston in Uganda for the last 9 years.
In recent years we have been contributing to "Building for Education" and the work they are doing in Africa.
"Building for education" funds and oversees the building of educational facilities for poor communities in East Africa. Over the years with our support, we have seen some amazing work been done including the building of a church, the management and upkeep of fertile land, and most recently the construction of a new school in Kitgum, Uganda.
The funds we have sent over for the school has allowed them to construct the roof and walls so the school is able to operate. However, the building is not yet furnished with windows and therefore is exposed to the weather and wildlife. We are wanting to continue the development of this facility so the many children in the community have a great place to go to school.
In Kitgum, Uganda, the land is plentiful and furtile, yet much of it is undeveloped.
Providing Cattle and Plows to work the land has proven productive in the past, so we want to commit to providing more of these so the community has an increase of food and income.
Partnering with Pastor David Livingston and Building for Education has allowed us to be involved in some amazing works in Africa. We are looking forward to seeing the completion of these projects and as a result, the impact it has on the lives of those in the community.
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.