What has sparked at Mosaic Baptist Youth since SOUL IN THE BUSH?

An article from Livvi Hatfield - Youth Intern @ Mosaic Baptist Church

Inspired by our time at SOUL IN THE BUSH back in April, Mosaic Baptist’s youth group have stepped out to find more opportunities to serve our community. Missions have been more theoretical than practical for our group in the past, so our time at the Soul conference was an exciting challenge the days of hard work were exhausting but so rewarding! 

Some of our gardening team helping out Anglicare at SOUL IN THE BUSH


Some of our gardening team helping out Anglicare at SOUL IN THE BUSH

Rather than creating projects for ourselves, we want to meet actual needs for people in our community but what are those needs? We continued the discussion after camp, and decided to start small, and advertise within our church. 

OUR AD:
Do you know of anyone who could use some practical help? We would love to partner with you in your witness to your neighbours. Imagine the impact you could have by bringing in a whole team of willing teenagers to show someone that the church cares about them personally. 

The requests for help have been trickling in, and it’s so exciting to see our youth ready to serve others so joyfully. 

“doing things for your community and other communities around you is super worthwhile and the good feeling you get is something that cannot be described!” – Lauren, Year 9

There are challenges in pursuing this kind of ministry, but God goes before us and has provided wonderful opportunities. We encourage any groups feeling God call you to local missions – it’s not that hard!

  • Be prepared

  • Be prayerful

  • Be patient

Starting small can be frustrating, but it’s important if you want to go long-term! We’re aiming for one missions opportunity per term, but don’t expect all of our youth to make it each time.

We’re excited about this new direction for our group, and the passion we can see God stirring in our youth. We’re so grateful to Soul Survivor for giving us the kick start we needed – and we’ll see you next year! 

Livvi Hatfield

Some of the team helping clean up the family property of one of Mosaic’s missionaries


Some of the team helping clean up the family property of one of Mosaic’s missionaries

Youth re-painting a room for our Kids’ Ministry to use as a cool- down space for children with special needs.


Youth re-painting a room for our Kids’ Ministry to use as a cool- down space for children with special needs.

Deb Stanley

Canberra, ACT, Australia

Deb started working with Soul Survivor in 2008 and now lives in Canberra, where she leads Soul Survivor ACT and also looks after the worship teams at soul.conference. Deb finished her degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 2011 and is studying at Morling College.