In addition to giving our staff and students the opportunity to participate in Mission Trips, Temple Christian College also has a very strong desire to financially support a number of community outreaches and charitable projects. Through active fund raising and giving, we have been able to raise over $75,620 in funds as a school community (Mile End & Paralowie, during 2019) for community outreach projects.
Mission Possible is the umbrella that covers all missions and outreach activities conducted here at Temple Christian College and nurtures and encourages the school community to actively engage with the wider community locally, nationally and internationally.
Funds for Mission Possible are raised through casual days, special lunches and a host of other creative ideas generated through the many exciting events and activities hosted throughout the year.
Each year, these funds are distributed to a number of charitable organisations and projects including:
- Papua New Guinea
- World Vision
- Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child
Every year, a full report outlining the year’s inspirational activities is produced by our Assistant Principal, Christian Life and Missions and is available below for you to read.
NEW Fundraising Initiative – Cold for a Cause - 2020
On Friday 19th June (Week 8 -Term 2) the school participated in a new initiative of the Student Leadership Team – Cold for a Cause, raising much needed funds and awareness for homelessness. In addition to the $600 collected through donations during the fundraiser this event culminated in the delivery of boot loads of winter woollies to the Baptist Care SA, West Care Program which is actively involved in helping the homeless and disadvantaged here in our home state.
Students wishing to extend their level of service to the community have a great opportunity to participate in a number of outreach teams including:
Playing a pivotal role in the life of the school, the Worship Team comprises of a dedicated and highly committed group of students that lead the school in Assembly Worship every week. This team includes onstage musicians, singers and technical support crew (operating audio & visual). Students from all year levels are able to be involved and are often looked upon as leaders and mentors to other students.
Easter in the Mall Event
Through dance, drama and music students from our Performing Arts Faculty have the opportunity to partner with a number of other Christian Schools to perform publicly in the Rundle Mall, Adelaide City in the lead up to Easter.
Daughters of Grace
Developed to encourage and nurture the girls within the school, Daughters of Grace meet together during lunchtime events each fortnight. Through the leadership of the senior girls, Daughters of Grace is open to all girls from any year level. Through their Daughters of Destiny fundraising arm, the girls have the opportunity to support Justice home, Cambodia – a ministry to girls of high school age who have been rescued from exploitation and brought to a safe home to be cared for and given an opportunity for new life. Fundraising events are held throughout the year and include the raising of plants for sale in Destiny’s Garden at Open Evening, special lunches and cake selling days as well as an annual sleep over at school.
Similarly, Gents provides a place for the boys within the school to be further encouraged and mentored. Open to all year levels, boys of any age can become effective leaders within the group hosting lunchtime meetings with guest speakers and coordinating fundraising events.
A Year 12 student project run in conjunction with the Christian Living Program, KIVA is a global, micro-lending organisation giving small loans to people to start small businesses in order to sustain their lives and to give their families a better outcome. Money is invested in seed for cropping, livestock or equipment to build the business and repay the loan. Repaid loans are then loaned out again to other businesses and the process continues.