Missions

MISSIONS


Calvary Chapel has always been a missions-giving church. Over the years, God has enabled Calvary Chapel to be involved with a variety of projects both at home and abroad.

Partnering with over 50 other churches around Australia, through the United Pentecostal Church of Australia, we are able to combine our giving and efforts to have a greater impact on the world around us. God’s blessing has been on our church and the people of Calvary Chapel because of our dedication to the furtherance of the gospel in Australia and Overseas, and our compassion on the needy.

We may not all be able to go to a foreign country or another city and preach the gospel…
We may not be able to touch the homeless, hungry and the orphaned…

……but we can all GIVE something! We are blessed to be a blessing!

I encourage everyone in Calvary Chapel to support the advancement of the gospel and the care of the poor and needy through our missions program. Proverbs 28:27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
God’s richest blessing on you!

Jonathan Downs
PASTOR


GIVING TO MISSIONS

Make giving to missions a habit – either weekly, fortnightly or monthly, set aside funds for missions. Regular giving assists the church because the missions committee is better positioned to forecast funds and make commitments to projects over a longer term, based on regular giving levels.

  • MISSIONS ENVELOPES
  • The easiest way to give to missions is to take a “MISSIONS ENVELOPE” (available on the information desk in the church foyer) and put it in the Sunday collection. Please carefully mark the envelope to show the allocation of your funds.

  • DIRECT DEPOSIT
  • Some people may find it more convenient to set up a regular direct deposit from their bank account. Please carefully designate the funds using the “description” field when doing the direct deposit.

    Calvary Chapel Missions Account
    BSB: 062908
    Account: 1073 2295

    • CHEQUE PAYMENTS

    Please make all cheques payable to Calvary Chapel UPC.


     

    GENERAL MISSIONS

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    Home Missions

    The primary purpose of Home Missions is evangelism and the 'planting' of new churches. Our vision is for lost souls to be saved! The key to revival from the Word of God is, "Going..... Weeping.... Sowing.... Reaping......" The responsibility of reaching the lost with the message of salvation is for every child of God. Giving to Home Missions enables men and women with a call of God on their life, to receive support in achieving the great commission in communities across Australia.

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    Overseas Missions

    The purpose of Overseas Missions is to preach the whole gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole world; - to send forth missionaries and establish new churches; - to help in any way possible to meet the needs of local churches in the mission fields; and - to translate, publish & distribute literature. Calvary Chapel is currently involved in the mission fields of Indonesia, East Timor and India in helping establish and build churches. We sponsor a missionary couple (from Calvary Chapel) who have gone to East Timor to establish a Bible School and church there. We also give to needs in other mission fields as the need arises.


     

    SPECIAL PROJECTS

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    Floodwaters Rising

    Each year, Calvary Chapel adopts one or a number of Special Needs Projects and raises money to offer help and hope to people living in desperate situations at home or abroad. We want to be the hands and feet of Christ by helping to provide the physical and spiritual needs of those who are suffering. Some examples include: tsunamis, earthquakes, famines, bushfires, floods etc. From Him, To Them, Through Us. Throughout the years Calvary Chapel has given funds to a variety of different needs, mostly associated with relief following natural disasters.

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    Church Under Water

    In 2013, we are supporting a project very close to home, that being the rebuilding of a church affected by the Bundaberg floods earlier in the year. The Pastor of that church is very closely associated with us through the United Pentecostal Church of Australia. Due to the location of the church, insurance cover has not been enough to bring the church back to a state suitable for occupancy. We are asking you to give generously to this project. The main offering will be taken up on 23 JUNE 2013, however you can make donations after or before that date by putting funds in a missions envelope and carefully designating the funds “Compassion for Bundaberg”.


     

    ORPHANAGE PROJECT

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    IMMEDIATE NEED

    The Audrene Scism Children’s Home is situated in Mizoram – a northeastern state of India. The foundation stone of the ASCH was laid on 15 January 1992. On 16 January 1993, Bishop and Sister Downs were there for the dedication of the building. Since this time, around 200 children have called the ASCH their home! By the late 1990s, construction had begun for a new educational facility at the orphanage site. The school was named the ‘Susanne Downs Boarding School’ and was officially opened in May 2002 with classes from Nursery Grade to Grade 10. This program has grown above and beyond anything we could have dreamed. The success of this project is only because there is a great God who initiated it, and is directing it. It has been marvelous to see what God can do when His people say ‘yes’! Given the age (20 years) of the original orphanage building and poor construction in the early days, there are some major renovations required to the building. We are currently seeking to raise $40,000 to undertake these renovations on a stage-by-stage basis. Some of the renovations are general repairs, but some are structural requirements due to the deterioration of the cement structure.

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