May Mission Month 2023
GBC is moving to a partnership model to enable greater depth of engagement in mission and understanding how God is at work in the lives of communities we support. We are seeking best practices that are culturally contextual, community driven and sustainable. We aim to cultivate healthy, mutual, accountable and respectful relationships with our partners and connected affiliates. In 2022, we are seeking to partner with organisations who have projects that we can support through our annual May Mission Month focus and fundraising activities, and generally in the life our faith community. We are also seeking meaningful, innovative and mutually collaborative ways that we can engage with organisations, beyond May Mission Month to develop these areas in GBC.
APPLICATION FOR PARTNERSHIP
Before applying, please review the eligibility criteria here, to understand the types of organisations and projects we support.
Please also refer to the GBC WHO ARE WE Guide for further information as your consider engaging with us.
The online application form is the first step in a process. Applications close 2pm AEST, 21st October 2022. Those who apply will receive a response by the end of November 2022. From this online application, a number of applicants will be shortlisted and invited to progress to a formal interview for further discussion.
At GBC, we see God’s mission is the renewal of all things in Jesus, where relationships are restored with God, one another and the earth. Our Partnerships with organisations are a way that we can be others-focused and big-hearted, beyond our own community.
Below are our current Partnerships.
Baptist World Aid Australia is a Christian aid and development organisation, who partner with churches to be love and end poverty. With the humanitarian crisis of the Syrian war, we are partnering with an ongoing project located in Lebanon, that is supporting thousands of refugee’s through the local churches and partner organisations. They collaboratively provide physical, medical, social, educational and vocational support which empowers communities to lift themselves out of poverty, challenge injustice and build resilience.
The Bible Society Australia seeks to provide access to the Bible for all people, in a language and format they can understand. We are partnering to create the first indigenous oral Bible translations in Australia of the book of Luke, in four languages, spoken in the Kimberly region. To ensure the ongoing translation of the Bible into indigenous languages, we‘re supporting the Diploma of Bible Translation at Nungalinya College, Darwin which trains up the next generation of translators to ensure the future of their language.