this is where the rescued
becomes the rescuer
Compassion at the Centre
Vineyard Compassion already serves a rapidly growing number of people in need but we are aware of so many more and believe that God is about to accelerate our growth. We also have a burning desire to ensure that people we reach are served in a way that offers lasting change: providing for their immediate needs and also dealing with the underlying issues of poverty.
We feel now is the time to create a facility that offers a powerful, holistic and integrated approach towards meeting the needs of the poor and broken. As a community we want to put ‘Compassion at the Centre’ and take the first step in building a centre for the poor in our community. We are creating just ‘One Door’ for vulnerable people to enter, leading into a safe and welcoming place for hope to be restored as they find help for the whole person.
Initially the Compassion Centre was envisioned as a one floor building on a separate site from the church. However, through the generosity of the people of CCV in May 2015 and following much prayer and prophetic direction, the leadership have sensed that God's dream was much bigger in size and scope than ours. Instead of a one floor building on its own piece of land, the intention is to build a 3 floor centre connected to the main church building.
So the size is clearly bigger, but even more so is the scope of what we are dreaming for the city. In addition to the current dream we would like to create space for education and employment – where people can be trained in new skills and we see a community released to create employment, giving people the dignity to provide for themselves.
Together let’s put ‘Compassion at the Centre’ and see the rescued becomes the rescuer!