Connecting with Our Communities
When we look at the life of Jesus we see that he was in the middle of Community and he spent the majority of his time helping others. Below are some ideas that allow churches or individuals to connect with their communities.
Hands & Feet
Sport Chaplaincy Australia
Contact: Bradley Scott 0400 260 077
Hands and Feet is a ministry initiated by Joe Brown, to help those in need. Initially Hands and Feet provided
- meals to people living on the street in the Sydney CBD each week,
- food hampers to everyday families who don’t have funds to buy their own food (distributed through our church network)
- schools with breakfast foods, to provide for children who come to school without food.
Hands and Feet are now also a provider under the NDIS scheme.
Hands and Feet live by the following phrases
A helping Hand in Times of Need
Connecting Churches to their Communities
Thus Hands and Feet provide these social services through the local church network.
- Distribution of food in the Sydney CBD on Friday Nights
- Distribution of food to church Communities from your local church
- Volunteers to help in our warehouse during the week. We need drivers (truck drivers). Based at Kings Park NSW.
- Disability Camps: We are always looking for volunteers to help us at our disability camps. (Contact Reuben 0426 797 382)
- Financial giving to help support the work we do. Details on where to donate are listed below.
Sports Chaplaincy Australia is the national umbrella sports network for chaplains serving clubs and communities around Australia in sporting codes like football, cricket, netball, AFL, V8 Supercars, NRL and many other sports. We work alongside leagues, sports institutes and governing bodies like the AIS, CAMS and the ASP.
Whilst every chaplain works under the care of their local church the SCA network provides best practice training, compliance, suitability and peer support. To achieve this we look to work closely with our sports community and local churches to provide the very best pastoral care personnel for our clubs.
So why get involved?
There is a geniune desire for local sport teams to have a chaplain associated with their club. Thus a church can have people in their church trained by SCA as a chaplain to alow them to serve the local community in a local sports team.
What does it involve?
Generally a chaplain attends training and game day. They are there to be a listening ear and help the parents and kids in the club where they can. What a great ministry.
So how does CAP work for the Church? CAP partners with churches and trains people so they can help others to learn to budget.
The CAP Money Course is a DVD based course that will help you teach others:
- How to build a budget. This is the cornerstone of managing your money well. The session includes advice on how to increase your income and how to cut costs.
- The CAP Money system. This system will help to simplify your money and make it understandable. It operates using three accounts for your money: a regular payments account, a cash account and a savings account.
- To use cash instead of cards. Living on cash and getting away from cards means you know exactly where you are and helps you to spend less money.
Doing the CAP Money Course means you will be able to budget, save and spend on the things you want.