Alice Springs Baptist Church is actively involved in both Global and Local ministry. We support individual missionaries as well as ministries which are actively involved in fulfilling the Great Commission both within our shores and around the World.

 Alice Springs Baptist Church is committed to taking the message that Jesus changes lives to those in our own community and further afield, across cultures, to those who have not yet heard. We are committed to transforming communities through sharing God’s love and fighting injustice and poverty through caring for the poor and empowering them.

We support:

We currently support the following individual missionaries and organisations:

 

AUSIL: Here in Australia we support various Bible translators through the ministry of AuSIL.

We support David & Ming-Fang  are involved in Bible translation and are based in Alice Springs.

Also based in Alice Springs are Gordon and Corry  who work with Wycliffe- Pacific Area. Gordon is a Graphic Designer, helping bring translated texts into publishable documents.

 

Global Interaction: In Australia we support Bill and Pauline work across indigenous Warlpiri communities in the Top End and Central Australia.

Global Interaction Thailand with financial support, and prayer support. Global Interaction cross-cultural workers in Thailand seek to encourage culturally relevant expressions of faith, life and worship, and are involved in culturally appropriate development projects. The team works in two regional clusters in northern Thailand: one within urban communities and the other in a rural area. Specialists such as Jit and Jan Yawan work with Karen churches and Lyndal Brunner assists families affected by HIV/AIDS.

Anna, Dema & Carolyn, Jit & Jan, Larry & Jan, Lyndal, Michael & Julia, Muana & Villy, Paul & Cathy and Richard & Maxine make up the team working with Thai nationals across both rural and urban Thailand.

We also support Global Interaction Outback Australia, through prayer,  partnership, and financial supports. Global Interaction works with several remote Aboriginal communities in partnership with Yapaku Baptist Association NT and Martu churches in the Pilbara region in WA. The primary work is training church and community leaders.

We Support:

Norm & Karen work across indigenous communities in Central Australia.

Bill and Pauline work across indigenous communities in the Top End.

Anna, Dema & Carolyn, Jit & Jan, Larry & Jan, Lyndal, Michael & Julia, Muana & Villy, Paul & Cathy and Richard & Maxine make up the team working with Thai nationals across both rural and urban Thailand.

 

INF: We have supported Phil & Jenny who were based in Nepalgunj, Nepal, where Phil assists with IT, technical and finance support and Jenny teaches at a local orphanage school. (They are back in Alice Springs for a year but hope to return to Nepal soon.)

Maya Sadan Orphanage: is the orphanage in Nepalgunj where Jenny works. The staff provide home care and schooling for approximately 75 children.

 

MAF:

We also support the ministries of Missionary Aviation Fellowship. MAF is a not-for-profit team of aviation professionals providing air transport in places of deepest human need – remote places where flying is not a luxury, but a lifeline. For almost 60 years, MAF has flown over jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts to bring thousands of men, women and children medical care, emergency relief, long-term development and Christian hope.

Phil & Margaret, Kevin & Carol, and Jon are based in Mareeba, working in avionics and aircraft maintenance.

 

Life Impact Foundation Thailand: has as their vision “Caring for those who may feel forgotten by sharing God’s love in action”. The team work among Thai nationals in the Chiang Rai region, establishing income generation and quality of life projects and providing health education programs and a  Christian presence  in jails, drug rehabilitation centres and schools.

 

 

Baptist World Aid:

Baptist World Aid – Healthy Homes, Nepal: this partnership program aims to build dignity, inclusion, incomes and life opportunities for low-caste communities in Nepal.

Baptist World Aid Child Sponsorship: supports community development projects with a focus on addressing the poverty of children and their families.

JustLove (Formerly: ‘Fair Trade Folk’): is amongst other things a Baptist World Aid Catalyst Group.

In 2015 they focused on placing a Christian presence in the regular Todd Mall markets, sharing Jesus with our local community and tourists alike. FTF provided ethical and fair trade options for purchasing and ran awareness-raising campaigns offering the community opportunity to have more indepth conversations about issues of social justice, issues of poverty and Christianity and an entry point into conversations about and a relationship with Jesus . FTF partners include: TEAR Australia, Etiko, Kamay Krafts (Manila, Philippines), Klong Toey Handicrafts (Bangkok, Thailand), Tribes and Nations, Leprosy Mission, ConneXions Vocational Training Centre (Kolkata, India) and Sister Connection (Burundi).

In 2016 JustLove: is focusing on advocacy and education within the group and through several community events throughout the year. They aim to meet regularly to discuss issues and work efficiently to promote the cause of the poor and oppressed.

 

Want to get involved: If you’re interested in being involved locally with our mission support or advocacy work, want information on child sponsorship or opportunities for short or long term service in Australia or overseas, contact the Deacon for Mission Support and Advocacy (Miriam Wallace) through the church office.

Phone: 8952 9568 Email: office@alicebaptist.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maya Sadan Orphanage: through our Sunday School we partner with Maya Sadan in Nepalgunj, where the staff provide home care and schooling  for approximately 75 children.

Baptist World Aid – Healthy Homes, Nepal: this partnership program aims to build dignity, inclusion, incomes and life opportunities for low-caste communities in Nepal.

Baptist World Aid Child Sponsorship: supports community development projects with a focus on addressing the poverty of children and their families.

The Fair Trade Folk: places a Christian presence in the regular Todd Mall markets, sharing Jesus with our local community and tourists alike. FTF provide ethical and fair trade options for purchasing,  promote social justice and run awareness-raising campaigns which offer the opportunity to have more in depth conversations about issues of social justice, issues of poverty and Christianity and an entry point into conversations about and a relationship with Jesus . FTF partners include:

TEAR AustraliaEtikoKamay Krafts (Manila, Philippines), Klong Toey Handicrafts  (Bangkok, Thailand), Tribes and Nations, Leprosy MissionConneXions Vocational Training Centre (Kolkata, India) and Sister Connection (Burundi).

 

 

We encourage church member participation in missions and we have sent mission teams and individuals to various places throughout the world. We also believe as Oswald Chambers said, “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” And so we are committed to praying for those ministries and ministers we support in other ways. We have a bi-monthly prayer meeting for missions.

 Alice Springs Baptist Church is committed to taking the message that Jesus changes lives to those in our own community and further afield, across cultures, to those who have not yet heard. We are committed to transforming communities through sharing God’s love and fighting injustice and poverty through caring for the poor and empowering them.

Want to get involved: If you’re interested in being involved locally with our mission support or advocacy work, want information on child sponsorship or opportunities for short or long term service in Australia or overseas, contact the Deacon for Mission Support and Advocacy through the church office.

If you would like more information on mission ministries the church is a part of please contact the church office at:  08 8952-9568