Beyond

About Beyond

‘Beyond’ is about mercy, grace, and justice. It’s what we do together as a church to minister the love of Christ to the people we are called to reach in Sydney, Australia and overseas. 

Beyond takes us past our church walls into our 20/20 communities through a variety of initiatives to meet their very real needs, and bring healing, restore dignity and empower lives. 

Beyond walks hand in hand with our vision for church growth in Sydney and outside, Beyond is about building the church. 

It’s about us all moving together to maximise the strength of our resources to make a difference, and going beyond where we’ve been before into the great future that God has for us as a church. 

We believe we have freely received and therefore we choose to freely give, that we are blessed to be a blessing. Our concern is about the needs of others as much as our own – let’s lift up our eyes and think Beyond.

Why Does Beyond Exist

We are a church planting movement. 

  • Beyond works hand in hand with our vision for church growth, therefore where C3 Churches are located, or are to be located, primarily determines where our Beyond ministry will be. 
  • We aim to have a long term impact/relationship with the people we help. 
  • We seek to empower those we help, that is, not just a hand out but a hand up.
  • These aims form our basic criteria for selecting where we help, who we help, and how we help.

We can do this together. When Jesus said “lift up your eyes” in John 4:35 the disciples were about to eat lunch. They were looking at what would satisfy their hunger and Jesus used this moment to make a point that His food is to do the will of God and this will bring lasting satisfaction.   The surest way to satisfy your life is to look beyond your needs to meet the needs of others. This is also the surest way to live a prosperous and blessed life. ‘Seek first the Kingdom of God’ or, as the NLT says, ‘make the kingdom of God your primary concern’ and God promises ‘all things shall be added to you’.