Who we are
Power to Change is a not-for-profit, Christian organisation, originally founded in USA and established in Australia in 1967. We have around 150 full-time workers in four states (Qld, NSW, VIC and WA) and ongoing work in ACT and SA. We are non-denominational and our workers and volunteers go to many different churches around Australia. Our Statement of Faith can be found here.
In Australia, we work with university students, high school students, churches, families and film to connect them to Jesus and each other. We send regular mission teams to a number of Asian countries to demonstrate the love of Christ through aid and community development. We also have long-term partnerships in four other countries with a focus on university students.
Our Headquarters is in Melbourne but we also have offices in Sydney and Brisbane.
We have one purpose – To help fulfil the Great Commission in Australia and beyond.
We have one process – connect, build and send multiplying disciples.
We have four major priorities – students, churches, leaders and digital.
- Bold Faith (we trust God for what only He can do)
- Character Growth (we model our lives on Jesus)
- Fruitfulness (we go after effectiveness)
- Interdependent Community (we thrive together, not apart)
Do we share our faith?
In Power to Change we do believe that verbally communicating the Jesus story, and how God has worked in our lives through him, is important. Such communication provides options for people.
We also believe that such communications should be appropriate (to the person, culture and situation) and show respect to appropriate authorities and individuals.
We are conscious that in some settings there is sensitivity to proselytization. Like many churches and Christian organisations we affirm with World Vision that “In all ways appropriate for all our local contexts, we seek to witness to Christ — through our deeds of love and mercy, the character and conduct of our people, and through our words of testimony.” (from http://www.worldvision.org/our-impact/our-faith-in-action on Jan 11, 2016)
We believe that all people have a free will, deserve respect and have the right to choose belief systems. Respecting individuals includes cultures, faiths and beliefs. We do not proselytize. We do not exploit vulnerability to obtain a profession of faith.