TEAR Reps are a vital link between TEAR’s work around the world and our supporters in Australia. Reps encourage Christians in their church, school, university or other community to share God’s concern for people struggling with poverty and injustice. Reps also aim to give people practical ways that they can take positive action from within a biblical framework on behalf of those in need.
The document below outlines the tasks required in being a TEAR Rep. It also lists the ways TEAR will support you in the TEAR Rep role and the resources available to you.
We ask that you make a commitment of two years to the role of TEAR Rep, and naturally we would be delighted if you wished to continue in the role beyond that. The TEAR Rep role can be shared with a friend or spouse, and if you are a Rep at a church which has a number of services, then there could be a TEAR Rep for each service.
At TEAR, we understand that every church situation is different, and there is enormous scope for you to be creative in the way you fulfil this role in your church. Below, we have outlined the key aspects of the TEAR Rep role. In addition you will find a further list of optional ideas you may wish to explore. As stated above, Reps can work within any group. However, for simplicity, we will refer to churches only from here on. Just remember that the same can apply to any group.
Please read through this document and get back to us if you have any questions or need any resources. It may also be a good idea to talk it through with someone in leadership at your church.
Brian and Denise are TEAR Reps in Qld.
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