As an outward flow of our vision and mission, each year we give to tax-deductible projects that make an impact in our community and beyond.

Your generous giving enables the practical ways in which we reach out through these projects, which in turn brings the many inspiring stories of transformation that we see. The funds received through June constitute the majority of income received for the year in this area. Please consider how you can contribute to partner with us in these projects as we participate in God’s mission to see lives transformed.

Please consider how you can contribute to fund these projects:

Community Care World Impact Waverley Christian College


 

CityLife Community Care


CityLife Community Care is the response of our church to the growing needs of the people in our neighbourhood.






We run community groups, projects, events and meals to engage and serve the community. For those struggling financially, we provide practical support, such as food and material assistance, and home maintenance. We walk alongside those going through difficult times, offering mentoring and empowering them with life skills such as budgeting, resume writing and conversational English. Our counselling services help individuals, couples and families faced with life challenges such as mental health, addiction, relationship and parenting issues.

In 2018, together with our team of volunteers, we provided over 5,400 services to individuals and families. This represents a 19% increase from 2017. We look forward to the new season ahead as we implement our new focus on “Empowering people to thrive”.
“I was previously a long-term drug user and my life spiralled out of control. Now, no longer relying on drugs, I have found people to connect with for support and it is helping me regain my confidence and social skills.”

Brilliant group to belong to. It provided a safe place to be, to form lasting friendships. I greatly appreciate each and every volunteer for their time and knowledge they have given joyously. Thank you so much!

My mentor has been supporting me with finding employment. She has helped me keep on track. She constantly provides me with lots of ideas about how I can achieve my goals. Initially I lacked confidence but because of her belief in me, she helped me to see things in a different way. She inspired me and didn't give up on me. Without my mentor I wouldn't think I could have achieved what I have so far.

Having fled from domestic violence, my life was in complete chaos. My children and I suffered severe post-traumatic stress disorder and were living in fear. CLCC provided professional weekly practical support. With their consistent encouragement and practical mentoring, we are finally able to move forward. Life is happier for everyone, safer, and the children are beginning to thrive.

 

CityLife World Impact


LifeLight School, Bhogapuram, India


CityLife World Impact has a goal to reach out and positively impact more than 800 new communities around the world by 2020. As part of this, there are a number of tax-deductible community development projects that CityLife supports through our Kingdom Investment Fund. These projects aim to bless individuals, families and households living in marginalised communities overseas. For example, since 2009 we have funded highly successful adult literacy programs in impoverished rural villages. The literacy project is run by our field partner in India, Divakar. This program has impacted more than 220 villages and dramatically changed the lives of more than 20,000 people forever.





We've embarked on a new project with Divakar that has the potential to impact even more lives, the development of a 3 acre block of land north of Visakhapatnam that was miraculously provided by God. The vision is to build a primary and secondary school, and then a Bible college, student accommodation, chapel and medical centre. Not only will this provide a new base for his rapidly growing ministry, it will also allow him to bless the existing local community and new families moving into this quickly developing area.

The first stage of this project involves the construction of LifeLight School (Bhogapuram, India) that will provide both primary and secondary level education. It will offer high quality, internationally recognised education that will be accessible to poorer families. The school is a proactive response to the felt needs of the local community and it will be a great blessing to them for generations to come. Its influence will be measured in the tens of thousands of lives it impacts. The cost to complete the school construction is AUD $400,000.

Currently, technical plans for the construction have passed through the first stage of government approvals and are currently in the second (final) stage of approval (issue of permits). Once this happens, construction will begin immediately.

Your contribution to this project will make a difference. With your help, we can create a brighter future for the children and families of Bhogapuram, India.

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Waverley Christian College


Waverley Christian College is a school community where young people are challenged to develop an uncompromising faith in Jesus Christ and learn to grow in love for God and others. The aim of the College is to provide students with the opportunity to participate in a vibrant learning environment, grow in knowledge and wisdom, and develop God-given gifts and abilities.





The College has an enrolment of over 2,000 students across campuses at Wantirna South and Narre Warren South. A significant capital development program is required to meet the demands of the growing school community.

Recent projects have included construction of Stage 2 of the Primary School building at the Narre Warren South campus.

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With the increased accessibility of information to our generation, we have been able to gaze into the lives of not only those around us, but also across the world. Being actively aware of the ongoing issues and varying political environments has, without a doubt, shaped this society of teenagers to have the capacity to not only exercise empathy, but act out of empathy. We are no longer confined to our own worlds but forced to address and tackle the large issues at hand.

With this awareness and knowledge, our generation is driven to make decisions to reach out to minority groups, disadvantaged groups, and to those who need our help. Social media campaigns, mass fundraising, and awareness projects have all stemmed from a heart of acceptance and a mindset of empathy. We are not limited to a virtual realm, but one that extends beyond. One that cultivates a community of acceptance, because we can understand.

Beatrice Chen and Timothy Margetts
Wantirna South Campus College Captains

Ways to Give



Online Giving

Via Website Via Mobile App

Visa and Mastercard accepted
'Outreach' Envelope

Available at Connect Desk. By cheque (made payable to 'Kingdom Investment Fund') or cash (do not post cash in mail).
Kingdom Investment Fund is a Public Ancillary Fund with Deductible Gift Recipient Status which has CityLife Church Inc as the sole Trustee.

‘Outreach’ envelopes and the form opposite, together with your gift, can be placed in the offering during a church service, handed in at the Connect Desk/Area or posted to: CityLife Church, Accounts Department, P.O. Box 140, Vermont, VIC 3133

If you have any queries about the Outreach Projects funded by the Kingdom Investment Fund, please feel free to ask via email outreach.projects@citylife.church. Tax receipts for gifts received over the course of a financial year will be issued at the end of the financial year.
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