At Erina Community Baptist Church we partner with organisations in our local, national and global communities.
As the only charitable provider of free debt management in Australia, CAP exists to address the problem of poverty and social exclusion caused by over-indebtedness.
Representatives from our church assist with this unique, hands-on approach, empowering people to get themselves out of poverty. It can release you from the fear, oppression and worry that debt can cause.
Erina Baptist Preschool & Long Day Care is one of the Central Coast's most respected Preschools, and has been operating since 1978. The centre's love and care of your children, its development programme, its facilities, and the spiritual values that we share offer great assurances for any parent making the all-important difficult decision of choosing a preschool. There is no pre-requirement to have some religious affiliation or to belong to our church. This is a community service to the families of the Central Coast.
We are reaching out to men in the community to build a place for them where they can share their experiences and skills with other like-minded men. It is a safe place for them to do woodworking tasks, gardening and metalwork. We are a community shed supporting men who otherwise may find it hard to meet others and have somewhere to go and share experiences with their mates. It is a place where help and understanding can be possible.
We work closely with our national body and 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. Aboriginal people make up about 2.5% of Australia’s total population. Many live in communities in outback Western Australia and the Northern Territory. There are many different tribal groups with different languages and religious practices. Many profess to be Christian but there is a deep need to express their spirituality in indigenous ways. We respect that.
In 2003 our church community committed itself to 'adopt' the Yao people of Africa are a minority group spread through Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. Devastating poverty, hunger, prevalence of malaria, HIV/AIDS and many preventable diseases mean frequent deaths among communities. The teams in Malawi and Mozambique are involved in developing and nurturing faith groups which are at home within their culture. These faith groups are now led by local leaders and are involved in helping the community identify and address issues relating to health, education and poverty. Team members are involved in Gospel sharing, leadership development, translation projects, agricultural projects, and community health work.
Catalyst is Baptist World Aid Australia’s advocacy program in which we vitally involved. We believe in God’s call to speak up for the poor, the oppressed and the marginalised. We work with Stop the Traffik and Micah Challenge, we have seen aid levels lifted, anti-slavery legislation implemented and companies dramatically change their supply chain practices. This has lead to the transformation of communities around the world and literally hundreds of thousands of lives changed.
International Justice Mission
International Justice Mission Australia works to protect the poor from slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM Australia partners with IJM globally to deliver justice programs overseas and works locally to grow the movement of Australians seeking justice for the oppressed.
IJM lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals are at work in nearly 20 communities in the developing world. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors and strengthen justice systems to protect the poor from violence.