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For the past 14-years, Baptist Churches Western Australia through our Green Team ministry has been serving the Leavers in their celebrations in the Southwest. This has been through the provision of
For the past 14-years, Baptist Churches Western Australia through our Green Team ministry has been serving the Leavers in their celebrations in the Southwest. This has been through the provision of the drug and alcohol-free Entertainment Zone in Dunsborough. After taking a pause in 2020, we have been approached to get involved again.
A new opportunity to serve
WA police saw an opportunity for the Green Team to get involved in helping them solve an issue that has been ongoing over many years. However, with the introduction of COVID requirements last year, the issue has been intensified. Leavers need to purchase a wristband to be able to enter the zone and access other Leavers benefits and events and this process can take several hours. Green Team has been tasked with streamlining this process to reduce waiting times and providing activities with the Leavers as the queue. This new role will allow us to interact with the Leavers during the daytime while they are lining up right through to after they purchase their wristbands.
This is urban ministry at its best, where we have the opportunity to interact with 9000 leavers over the five days and show them Gods love in creating a safe, supportive, and fun environment for them.
We need your help
We need all kinds of people to get involved in this ministry. The Green Team is only able to operate successfully through our amazing volunteer teams. The Leavers cannot believe that people care enough about them to give up their time and pay to come and help to keep them safe. Our motto “let your light shine’’ describes how we want to be Gods light shining in the Leavers community, meeting them where they are at and practically show them Gods love. We need people that have a passion for connecting with the Leavers, right through to people that are efficient in processing payments and checking ID’s. We need camp parents, cooks, and chaplains to support our wonderful team, so there is a place for everyone. Our aim is to take a team of 100 volunteers to this year’s event.
This is a pivotal time in many young adults lives as they transition from the boundaries of school to the wide world and we want to show them that the local church is not only relevant for them but that we love them where they are at.
Green Team will be running from the 20th of November to the 26th of November. Please check on our website www.greenteamwa.org.au or follow Green Team on Facebook or Instagram for updates.
If you have any questions or would like some more information please feel free to contact me on 08 6313 6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sincerely in Christ,