Wouldn’t it be great to see the true impact local faith-based organisations have on our city? For the first time in Australian history, we have that very opportunity, right here in the Illawarra!
Wouldn’t it be great to see the true impact local faith-based organisations have on our city? For the first time in Australian history, we have that very opportunity, right here in the Illawarra! Cinnamon Network is an international organisation of Christian business people who see the value in partnering with churches across their area to measure the social and financial impact that each church is having. In partnership, we are inviting every pastor to take part in the Cinnamon Faith Action Audit by filling out a short survey of which will launch on the 23rd September.
On the 1st of August 2019, a group of leaders from across the Illawarra gathered for a consultation workshop from which the community engagement taskforce was birthed. This task force came acquainted with Cinnamon Network. Through this partnership, the opportunity came about to conduct this Faith Action Audit. The CFAA survey will help measure the collective social impact of churches across the Illawarra in order to accumulate a detailed report of the church`s influence, partnership, and resources for the benefit of those experiencing disadvantage. This was proposed and given the green light at a consultation workshop last December.
Individually, the church across the Illawarra has been faithful at loving and serving our local community. The CFAA will be a great tool to gather and assess the many hours of volunteer service and finances invested into our region by the body of Christ to give a picture of what the church truly is and the benefit it is to our Illawarra.
Look out for the survey link coming to you in an email on the 23rd of September.
If you have any questions please contact [email protected].
“Shellharbour City is very fortunate and grateful for the contribution of faith-based organisations and churches in our city. Many of the organisations provide physical and emotional support to the most vulnerable when they need it most. I have witnessed organisations coming together and working co-operatively for the benefit of the city at large, City Serve is an example of collaboration that provides tangible outcomes for many. I am also grateful for the moral support for our decision makers in steering our city forward.”
- Mayor Marianne Saliba