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As this year unfolds, have you been thinking and praying about how you take the next steps in your justice journey?
AT TEAR, we are passionate about encouraging and resourcing you to go deeper in your discipleship and personal pursuit of God’s vision for a just and compassionate world.
Here are seven great ideas to inspire you:
1. Go deeper in your discipleship
Tap into some fantastic resources to support you on your discipleship journey. Deepen your understanding of how our faith informs our response to poverty and injustice.
Our latest resource is Release - a beautiful video and small group resource which follows the story of three Nepali families.
2. Connect with like-minded Christians passionate about justice
TEAR Groups are a great way to connect with a supportive community and get inspired. Each group has a different focus, which can include advocacy, bible studies, prayer or fundraising.
We love our volunteers, and there are lots of great opportunities to get involved with us. It may be a one-off volunteering opportunity at an event like SURRENDER in Melbourne or at one of our state events. Or, it could be an ongoing role sharing about TEAR at your church or coming into the office to help with various activities.
Have a chat with us about what your skills are and what opportunities we may be able to offer! Get in touch with our National Community Engagement Manager Tim Johnson on [email protected]
Psalm 1:3 "They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do."
4. Raise your voice for justice
If we are to bring about a just and compassionate world, we need to be a people who address the root and systemic causes of injustice and inequality. We’re passionate about inspiring Christians in Australia to tackle this long-term systemic work and join with us to speak out on key issues including climate justice and Australian aid funding.
5. Partner with us
Did you know that regular giving is the best way to fund long-term and sustainable community development work? As little as $10 a month will help TEAR and our Christian partners walk alongside communities in places of great need.
6. Fundraise for TEAR!
Every year we see individuals, families, small groups, churches and schools make a powerful impact in the lives of communities facing poverty by fundraising for TEAR Australia.
We’re always looking for passionate and creative people to be involved - we’d love you to talk to us about your fundraising ideas!
7. Join us in prayer
At TEAR, we believe in the power of prayer. Like Jesus, we pray that “God's Kingdom come”. Join us to pray for our partners’ work, for the communities and people they are working with, for Australia, for our wider world, and for ourselves as we seek to follow Jesus. Follow us on Facebook @tearaus or Instagram @tearaustralia for regular prayer updates and inspiration.