Mutual Benefits: Church planting

Jane does not have a lot of time for Christians, and she made that pretty clear from the start. But the offer of free pancakes meant that at least she would talk to us. She is typical of the thousands of students attending Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley where Inglewood Community Church has launched a campus service. (more…)

Reaching Out With Love And Coffee

The people of Nambour Baptist Church reach out with love and coffee.

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.—    Matthew 25:35-36

Coffee Chaplaincy is a ministry to patients in the mental health wards at the hospital in Nambour, Queensland. Our teams of Coffee Chaplains visit the ward one morning a week to serve beautiful cappuccinos and designer coffees. The coffee gives us a reason to be in the ward so that we can express our love and acceptance, placing value on both the patients and staff. We listen to their stories, and spend time with them. The coffee itself is an absolute treat, but the presence of our team is the bonus. One patient, wministryhen she saw us walking in, said, “The coffee people! My favourite people in the whole world!” (more…)