ABOUT JESUS CARES MINISTRY
Jesus Cares Ministry is a Christian Ministry that has operated in the inner city of Sydney since 1987.This ministry started through the vision of John Jones, a young man at the time (still actively involved in the ministry) who came to know that there were young people as young as 10 years of age on the streets of Sydney.
We started a coffee shop at no 7 Roslyn Street, Kings Cross and since that time have run a refuge or shelter for homeless people, a food van around the streets of the inner city of Sydney and a fellowship meeting on Sunday afternoons.
We accept that Jesus is the head of this ministry and that when we are serving others we really are serving Him.
We love all people unconditionally.
We accept all people we serve with compassion and without condemnation.
We value every person as they have been created in the image of God.
We create a sense of community amongst our volunteers and those we serve.
We aim to be consistent in all that we do and that we are committed to the people group God has given us to serve.
We hold this ministry in loose hands because this is Gods ministry and only He can sustain it and only He can provide for our needs and the needs of others.
We operate in three, areas; the Inner City ,Western Sydney (Lalor Park area) and South Western Sydney:
We serve the poor, homeless and lonely people of Sydney.
Tuesday and thursday mornings - hot breakfasts in the city .
Friday and Saturday nights - a food van for all we meet
each Sunday afternoon - fellowship meeting followed by a hot meal.
We are involved in an Op Shop at Lalor Park where we also run a mini Food Bank for those on benefits which provides great ministry opportunities in a community that has a high level of public housing and unemployment.
South Western Sydney
Thursday, volunteers man a book table at Lakemba where we reach out to a predominately Muslim and multicultural community with coffee, food, bibles and tracts.
To reach out to the poor, the homeless and the marginalsied people of Sydney with the good news of Jesus.
'And the King will answer and say to them "'Assuredly , i say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my Brethren you did to me'"
(Matthew 25:40 NKJV)
To present the good news of Jesus that is life changing and relevant expressing the love of Jesus to those we serve through love,obedience, trust, acceptance and compassion equipping volunteers for effective Christian service.
Statement of Faith
We share the same faith as Compassion Australia.
The Bible is the inspired, the only infallible , authoritative Word of God.
There is one God, existent in three persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
Jesus Cares believes in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles,in His shed blood for the remission of sins, in His resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
Jesus Cares believes salvation is found only through Jesus Christ and requires individuals to acknowledge their sin, accept His forgiveness and repent.
Jesus Cares believes that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
Jesus Cares believes in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
Jesus Cares believes in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto eternal seperation from God.
Jesus Cares believes in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ
Jesus Cares believes Jesus established the church to carry out His ministry here on earth.