Christ Church Bangkok is involved in outreach to both the ex-patriate and Thai communities through the many activities seen on this web-site. Many of our church members are involved in NGO's and mission agencies working in Thailand; as full-time workers, part-time volunteers and somewhere in between. If you want to be part of this Body of Christ reaching out, come along to church and get to know some of the people. You can also find out more by reading about the various outreach activities below.
Our outreach booklet provides more information about the Christ Church outreach ministry and allow you to find out what ways you can help and support these outreaches. This booklet is also available at our information table in front of the church after a Sunday service or you can also contact the organisation directly, using their contacts details as shown below.
The major outreach activity of Christ Church is with the displaced Karen people on the Thai/Myanmar (Burma) border. Since 1982, we have been involved with ministering to this group of needy people. We are involved in supporting the Karen Anglican clergy as they minister to their people, and in the running of three pre-schools and an orphanage in the Mae La Refugee Camp and also in the Noh Bo Academy; a secondary school nestled in the hills in the small village of Noh Bo. See the Karen Ministry page for more information or click here.
Other Organisations We Partner With
For most of our outreach Christ Church partners with a number of organisations at different levels of involvement and relationship. Many of these organisations are able to use volunteers and you may contact them directly to find out more.
- Rainbowland Community Services
Rainbowland Community Services helps families in crisis through Shalem House - an emergency shelter for relatives (mostly mothers) from outside Bangkok who have sick children at hospitals here. RCS also offers a point of assistance for people from local poor communities that face a sudden crisis.
- Siam Care
Siam Care is a Christian organisation making a biblical response working for disadvantaged people, with emphasis on HIV affected families; assisting and supporting communities, addressing issues of concern and thus improving the quality of life.
YWAM teams are active throughout Thailand and beyond. They are involved in administration, distributing Christian music, training, evangelism, drug rehabilitation, worship/music ministries, reaching out to university students, slum dwellers and the poor and needy of Thailand.
Some Ministries Which Christ Church Encourages
There are a number of local ministries which we support through prayer, finance and practical help. A number of these ministries also offer various opportunities for volunteers, please contact the ministries direct to find out more.
- Christian Care Foundation for Children with Disabilities (CCD)
An organisation that seeks to demonstrate Jesus' love by helping children with disabilities achieve their highest potential through a holistic approach and to enable them to have equal rights, opportunities, a good quality of life and full integration into mainstream society.
For more information about CCD, click here.
- Christian Prison Ministry Foundation
A ministry reaching out to prison inmates through visits, and helping those who have become Christians to grow and be witnesses for Christ in prison. CPMF also helps and supports newly released prisoners re-enter society.
For more about Christian Prison Ministry Foundation, click here
- Immigration Detention Centre Coordinating Committee
The IDC Coordinating Committee helps to relieve the suffering of those held in detention. It acts as a liaison with embassies, families and friends, provides support for mothers with children, and distributes such basic needs as food, medicine and clothing.
For more about Immigration Detention Centre Coordinating Committee, click here
- Life Raft International
Life Raft is a Christian Ministry that seeks to help urban refugess survive and thrive during their transition time in Bangkok. It works by partnering with churches and similar-minded organisations in Bangkok and beyond.
- Night Light
Night Light focuses on holistic intervention for women, families and communities affected by the sex industry. This outreach team maintains a presence in one of the red-light districts of Bangkok, building relationships of trust with women and children and offering them a way out of their situation. They interface with hundreds of women and children at street level every year.
- Place of Grace Ministries
Place of Grace ministers to children and teenagers in the slum communities in the South of Bangkok. Working in close liason with the community leaders, they provide a safe haven for recreation and encouragement; and also provide food and clothing to families in real need. They are always in need of basic foods; baby, children and teen clothing; as well as toys, puzzles and board games. For more information on Place of Grace Ministries go to their website at http://www.placeofgracebangkok.org which includes a video or contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ruth Center
Ruth Center has as its goal to work with slum communities in Bangkok's Prawet District to improve the quality of life for the elderly and seek long term solutions to their care. You can support this ministry by volunteering to help with Construction or Care for the Elderly.
Please contact Khun Noi via www.ywamthai.org/ruthcenter
- Thailand Bible Society
TBS is involved in the production, translation and distribution of Bibles and other Christian publications in Thai and other local dialects. http://www.thaibible.or.th
There are many opportunities for you to use your gifts and skills to serve here in Thailand. Many of the organisations listed welcome volunteer workers with the right skills and character. However, Christ Church is not set up to screen and place volunteers, so if you are interested in a placement, please contact the organisations directly. Alternatively, get in touch with one of the following agencies who offer a number of short- and long-term mission placement opportunities: