We believe people of every sexuality, gender and race are equal in every way and therefore naturally derive equal rights to access all social opportunities and cultural institutions – relationships, marriage, leadership, education, employment – in both society and church. We believe a commitment to loving people as Jesus did calls us to struggle in solidarity towards this equality becoming a lived reality for all people across all of society.
What we stand for
Multiculturalism and Human Rights
Activate Church stands in solidarity with the migrant and refugee community, here and in offshore detention. We partner with the Welcome Centre when and where we are able to help build a welcoming community at a local level, and protest the indefinite detention of asylum seekers by Federal government.
Activate Church stands in solidarity with the LGBTIQ+ community, both in the church and outside of it. We believe that sexuality and orientation is an intrinsic quality and a God-given part of who we are, not to be altered or censored. We strive for full inclusion of LGBTIQ+ believers in the faith and practice of our church. We advocate for the inclusions and protection of LGBTIQ+ students in religious schools and LGBTIQ+ employees in religious organisations.
Environment and the Climate Crisis
Activate Church believes that creation is sacred and we trust the scientific consensus on the heating climate. We work towards living sustainably in our environment and also advocate for governments and markets to make a just transition to a carbon neutral society. We stand in solidarity with the climate crisis protest movements across the globe and demonstrate alongside them.
We actively support a couple of partnerships in Cambodia, working alongside local communities including The Vietnamese Love School, the Kinship Foster Program and empowering local women. We support financially and visit the regions annually to encourage and assist where we can.