Jesus’ Church isn’t inward looking but upward and outward looking. Christians become helpful involved members of their local community and often with a world-wide perspective. Here’s some of the ways we get involved outside of our own services.
Messy Church: Church for families! Come, have fun, get messy and learn more about Jesus. It’s primarily for people who don’t already belong to another form of church. Did we mention it’s fun and you may get messy!? See What’s On for dates.
Prospects: From time to time, St Austell Baptist Church hosts an activity afternoon from 3-6pm. There’s things to make, singing, sharing and eating together. It’s especially inclusive for people with learning disabilities, support workers, families and friends. See What’s On for dates.
Outpost Japan: A couple who regard St Austell Baptist Church as their home base are working in Japan with an international Christian outreach organisation called WEC… More to follow
Off the Silk Road: Our partners in Central Asia are working in a small village on community development projects to help the local people in a tough environment.
Our Oldest Ally: Portugal is reckoned to have the oldest friendly treaty link with the UK. St Austell Baptist Church has friends working with a number of new churches in the North of the Country. Visits happen in both directions.
Dictator’s Shadow: We are involved with a church plant project in the village of Sauk which is just outside the Albanian capital, Tirana. A couple in our congregation were involved in its beginnings in around 2003. Now it’s being overseen by an Albanian couple resourced by a partner church in Vancouver, Canada. They are providing weekly children’s ministry as well as a church gathering in a rented building named the ‘Dove House’. More info can be found here.
On Our Doorstep: We get involved in local projects – sometimes on our own and sometimes with other churches and groups. These include concerts and quiz nights, outings and interest groups. Details appear on our What’s On page.