Christ Church Bangkok is involved in outreach to the ex-patriate and Thai community through the many activities seen on this web-site. Many 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.
For more information about the Christ Church outreach ministry and to find out in what ways you can help and support pick up a leaflet from our welcome information table in our church hall after a service. You can also contact the organisation directly from their contacts below.
The major outreach responsibility of Christ Church is with the displaced Karen people on the Thai/Burma (Myanmar) border. Since 1982, we have been involved with ministering to this people group. 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 Mae La Refugee Camp and also in Noh Bo Academy; a secondary school nestled in the hills in the small village of Noh Bo. See the Karen MInistry page for more info 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.
Interserve is a network of Christians from all over the world who, using their professional skills, work together to serve people of Asia and the Arab world - getting alongside them in tackling material, physical, mental and spiritual needs.
- Lydia House
A ministry for some of the thousands of job seekers who continually flood into Bangkok. Job-seekers are provided with lodging and a free evening meal, and are helped to find employment with fair wages and good working conditions.
For more about Lydia House, click here
Some of Christ Church members are involved with visiting prisons in various locations and the Immigration Detention Centre in Bangkok. To get involved with this come along on a Sunday and meet people involved if they are there. Prison Ministry Fellowship below also have opportunities.
- Rahab Ministries
Rahab Ministries shares the love of Christ with those involved in the Thai sex industry through friendship, evangelism and social concern. They provide practical help and emotional support to women working in prostitution including opportunities for education and vocational training.
- 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 Through Prayer and Finance.
There are a number of local ministries which we support through prayer and finance. A number of these ministries also offer various opportunities for volunteers, please contact the ministries direct to find out more.
- Christian Prison Ministry Foundation
A ministry reaching out to prison inmates through prison 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
- Ruth Center
In the past, the elderly have been regarded as a pillar of their community. But now, the elderly are often treated as a burden, and are often rejected and neglected. Ruth Center began in 2008, and its goal is 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. Out of the 14,000 elderly there, less than 200 are receiving a monthly pension of 500 baht from the government.
We give financially, but 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.
There are many opportunities for you to use your gifts and skills to serve here in Thailand. Many of the organisations listed below welcome volunteer workers with the right skills and character. However, currently 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: