Community Giving

Hope Church & The Community

Hands of Hope, the community arm of Hope Church, seeks to build stronger, sustainable communities by offering hope and practical support. Our desire is to demonstrate God’s love through tangible help.

We desire to help families lead successful and holistic lives and to help young people to be responsible citizens contributing to society. We hope to achieve these by empowering church members, synergising our combined resources as a church and leveraging off partnerships with community organisations into targeted community

Why Give?

God calls us to be blessing to others
What better way than to serve our local community?

God calls us to reach our communities
A key to people’s hearts is through practical support and help.

There are great needs in our communities
Your investment makes a difference.

How to Give Financially?

Cash (In Service)

Credit or Debit Card (In Service)
Incurs a 1.95% transaction fee to Hands of Hope

Bank Transfer
Account name: Hands of Hope
BSB: 034061
Account number: 192718

Tax deductibility is possible through Australian Care and Trauma Services (ACTS), our auspice organisation but we will incur a 5% processing fee.

Other Ways of Giving

Be Curious & Connect

Much of building community happens through conversations. Every person comes with different backgrounds, life stories, life experiences and different personalities. Have a go at supporting and walking alongside people with different challenges and discover their stories!

Volunteer & Participate

This year in the lead up to Christmas, we have two major avenues for you to participate in:

  • Volunteer at Christmas 4 Kids (one-day event)
  • Pack and deliver a Christmas hamper

On an ongoing basis, we also need help with administration, communication, website developing, design, media, sponsorship and funding and public relations.

The Goal: $50,000

What it funds?
Including one part-time staff & running expenses

Christmas 4 Kids
$25,000 allows us to organise our award-winning 4 hour Christmas community event for over 200 families. This includes over 20 fun activities, presents for every child, a free sausage sizzle and priceless memories of a day out with loved ones.

Welfare Programs and Community Projects
$5,000 allows us to provide tangible aid to the needy and partner with others on community projects. Past campaigns such as Winter Warmers and Christmas Hampers have blessed the poor with food, clothing and essential items. Community projects such as Kids Holiday Camp, breakfast club, tutoring and feeding programs are run in collaboration with other community organisations.

Awareness and Education Workshops
$2,000 allows us to run workshops that increase awareness and equip both church members and the community. Education in specific areas helps strengthen the community as a whole. Examples of workshops we ran this year are the Mental Health Unwrapped and Triple P Parenting program.

Future Project: Good Neighbour Project
$6,000 allows us to embark on initiatives to strengthen good neighbour practices and connections, in anticipation of over 20,000 new residents moving into our local area in the next decade.

Our church hopes to develop strategic partnerships with the local council, community organisations, Neighbourhood Watch, and other relevant parties to get this project going. Our efforts will be around empowering local residents to create a strong sense of community.

Future Project: Conversational Classes at Unidus
$2,000 allows us to embark on initiatives to support people of refugee background and non-English speaking background through conversational English classes.
We hope to support this need for developing English communication skills, while also providing social support through conversational classes. We also seek to promote cultural sensitivity and celebrate multiculturalism through embracing people across cultures.

Community Networking
$4,000 allows us to multiply our efforts through building relationships with local councillors, community workers, agencies, schools and chaplains.These links help us better understand local social needs and available services. They also enable us to partner in a variety of projects and obtain funding.

Hands of Hope Management & Development
$6,000 allows us to put feet to the dreams and goes into the running costs of managing Hands of Hope. It also allows us to keep up to date with trends and take a proactive response. This includes the recruiting and managing of volunteers, maintaining the website, producing of promotional material and newsletters, applying of grants and funding and strategic planning. It also facilitates open conversations around social issues and discussion with church members to match interest and ideas to actual community participation.

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NORMAL PRICING

WA, NZ & International

Adults / Youth (13 - 17 years) / Family (2 adults plus kids under 4) - $149

QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, SA

Adults - $179
Youth (13 - 17 years) - $159
Family (2 adults plus kids under 4) - $179

What's included in your Registration?

  • A cup of freshly brew coffee each day
  • All meals provided (3 lunches & 2 dinners)
  • Refreshments
  • Special demographic sphere sessions for families, working adults, uni students and youth.

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SPECIAL OFFER

$109 (ends 30 November)

Adults / Youth / Family (2 adults plus kids under 4)

What's included in your Registration?

  • A cup of freshly brew coffee each day
  • All meals provided (3 lunches & 2 dinners)
  • Refreshments
  • Special demographic sphere sessions for families, working adults, uni students and youth.

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KIDS CONFERENCE

PRICE

$15 (without meal)
$55 (with 3 lunches and 2 dinners)

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PROGRAM

Thursday, 5 July

Registration: 8:30am
Session 1: 9:00am
Break: 10:40am
Session 2: 11:00am
Lunch: 12:00pm
Breakout Sessions: 1:00pm
Free Time: 3:00pm
Dinner: 4:45pm
Session 3: 6:00pm

Friday, 6 July

Session 4: 9:00am
Break: 10:40am
Session 5: 11:00am (demographic spheres)
Lunch: 12:00pm
Breakout Sessions: 1:30pm (optional)
Free Time: 2:45pm
Dinner: 4:45pm
Session 6: 6:00pm (Missions)

Saturday, 7 July

Session 7: 9:00am
Break: 10:40am
Session 8: 11:20am
Closing: 12:05pm
Lunch: 12:20pm

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TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION

Interstate Delegates

Please book your flights to leave Brisbane after 5pm.

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CONTACT US

4 + 13 =

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Breakout & Demographics Spheres

Day 1 / Breakout Topics

/ Parenting Children with Challenging Behaviour

/ Enjoying Parenting Babies

/ Handling Peer Pressure

/ Sharing Hope in Crisis

/ Speaking Truth in Love in light of Same-Sex Marriage

/ Apologetics

/ Simplify Your Life for the Gospel

/ Discipling Millennnials

Day 2 / Demographic Spheres

/ Family - Getting Real about Marriage

/ Working Adults - The Ministry of Work

/ Students - Missions at Tough Places

/ Youth - Ready to Soar at your Next Life Station

Day 2 / Breakout Topics (Optional)

/ I want to communicate God's Word to others in a helpful way

/ I want to finance God's kingdom (working adults)

/ I want to raise godly children (families)

/ I want to help someone out of addiction

/ I want to reach communities

/ I want to reach out to my colleagues (working adults)

/ I want to reach out through creative medium

/ I want to reach out to my parents/siblings.

This session is to provide the avenue for people who are passionate about living out love on a particular frontline, to come together and exchange practical ideas of doing it personally or together.

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RAVI SUNDAR

Rev. D. Ravi Sundar is a leader with zeal, committed to God-given vision and founded Shalom Church in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India in the year 2001. Pastor Ravi is a well-known and well-respected preacher who has traveled to over 16 nations declaring the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ in Churches, sharing principles of leadership at Seminars, encouraging pastors conducting prayer drives and planted 76 churches across the countries Sri Lanka, Fiji and Philippines.

A shepherd at heart, he identifies and understands the challenges of pastoral ministry and makes every effort to uplift pastors and their families. He strongly believes that Church must make an impact on society. The ministry of Pastor Ravi reaches to thousands of people across India and his messages are a blessing to the sick, the brokenhearted and to those who are helpless.

 

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SIMON ENG

Pastor Simon Eng graduated as a Civil Engineer from Melbourne, Australia. In 1992, together with a team, they pioneered Hope Kuching and the church has successfully produced many leaders and pioneers to this day. In 2001, Pastor Simon and family moved back to Kuala Lumpur to be the Senior Pastor of Hope Kuala Lumpur. Pastor Simon is currently also the President of Hope International Ministries. He travels extensively to minister to various regional churches of Hope. He loves to build God’s people and is actively serving to fulfill God’s Great Commission.

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WILSON LIM

Pastor Wilson Lim is the founding and senior pastor for Hope Church in Brisbane and also serves as an Elder with Hope International Ministries. He was a former research scientist with CSIRO. Pastor Wilson also serves on the Board of a community services organization, Australian Care and Trauma Services (ACTS) and previously on an interdenominational Bible college. He is recognised for his balanced, in-depth teaching and engaging-style of expository preaching. His passion is teaching, equipping leaders and building the church.  He travels extensively to minister to HIM churches in different parts of the world.

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