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Warrandyte Uniting Church
 
Mission and Outreach
 
John Hanson
Phone: 9844 3906
bandjhanson@hotmail.com
John is a retired primary school teacher and is still teaching part time. He has been a member of the Church for more than 30 years, during which time he has served as elder, mission/outreach co-ordinator, care group contact, youth leader, Sunday school teacher, and tennis player. 
In the community, apart from casual teaching duties, John is a Religious Education co-ordinator, and is involved in several community activities with a leaning toward environmental issues and preservation.

Mission/Outreach
Mission/Outreach involves a large amount of individual effort such as inviting people to church, and helping people to reach their needs. During a typical year, many  outreaching projects are carried out. Many projects are undertaken, with both a local and overseas focus. The Church also has a visible presence at community activities, for example at the annual Warrandyte Festival and the Warrandyte Christmas Market, and arranges events where the general public are welcome.

Definition of Mission/Outreach : 
The continuation of Christís mission - bearing witness to him, healing, service to the  wider community and preparing others to respond to him in faith.

         Aim of the Mission/Outreach Task Group :
Develop and maintain effective Christian mission and outreach activities in, and beyond, our local community.

Responsibilities of the Mission/Outreach Task Group:

  • Seek opportunities for continuing and short-term Christian mission and outreach initiatives.
  • Identify mission and outreach activities with other Uniting and Christian churches, and community groups. 
  • Discuss, plan and coordinate mission and outreach activities within the church and community.
  • Identify and encourage individual and group mission and outreach participants.
  • Ensure the provision of adequate human, physical and financial resources for effective mission and outreach.
  • Encourage and assist mission and outreach participants to receive appropriate training, support and resourcing.
  • Promote and publicise mission and outreach activities within the church and the community.

 

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