As a church alive to the needs of the local and extended Sydney community, it is tempting to want to ‘do it all’, but the truth is that we need to use our limited resources wisely. For that reason we don’t try to replicate ministries that are already doing a fantastic job in our communities – instead, we lend our heartfelt encouragement and financial support.
Riverside Church is proud to support the following organisations and ministries. To find out more, simply click on a logo below and head to the ministry’s web site. If you are prompted to help, please contact the organisation directly to find out how you or your community group can get involved.
Compassion Australia is a Christian ministry which works to challenge, partner and equip the church to release children from spiritual, economic, social, physical and emotional poverty in Jesus’ name.
People Aid: In India, rickshaws are a major mode of taxi transportation for people taking short journeys. Owning a rickshaw enables a poor family to earn a good income through their own small business. For us, providing a rickshaw through sponsorship with People Aid, we can make a huge difference in the lives of one family – truly a gift that keeps on giving.
Samaritan’s Purse is a non-profit Christian organisation providing emergency relief and development assistance to suffering people around the world. Last year, Samaritan’s Purse Australia supported over 25 projects in 10 countries, and collected and distributed more than 200,000 gift-filled shoe boxes from Australia alone.
Live Connection is an amazing ministry that comes out of the Northgate Church in Belrose, Sydney. NSW. There are so many benefits in supporting local pastors rather than using western missionaries: costs are kept down, there are no language or cultural barriers, the people are far more receptive and it’s way more relevant to them in their lives! Live Connection partners local churches here in Australia with 150 pastors in 9 countries! For further information please visit Live Connection’s website, you’ll be blown away!
A couple of Pastor’s we support are: Valenti and Julius (see below bio’s)
Valenti John was born in Morombala, Mozambique. He is married to Maria and they have been blessed with 7 children… 4 girls and 3 boys!
He planted a church and Pastor’s in Zhuakichisano. This wonderful church strives to meet needs in the lives of those not only in the fellowship but also in the surrounding village.
The fellowship meets in a simple structure but are trying to raise funds for a new church site. Riverside is proud to support this church, their fundraising efforts, and their mission to support and reach out to their community, spreading the good news about Christ.
Julius Sandiyang was born in Masimo Village of Nsanje, Malawi. He is 28 and married to Joyce. They have 2 children. Julius was raised in a Christian family and accepted Christ in 2002.
Julius felt called to plant a church which now serves about 30 people in the village. They have implemented a planting project where they cultivate the land, plant maize and harvest food to feed the village.
They conduct services under a large tree but are busy fundraising for a church building.
Julius’ vision is to reach the unreachable with the gospel whilst building home cell groups, conducting outreach events, encouraging discipleship and releasing saints into ministry.