GLOCAL is a combination of two words, global and local. In one word it expresses our desire to see God’s kingdom come right here in our local community and in other parts of the world.
At BRBC we have 4 Glocal partnerships that we invest heavily into:
Nepal: Maurice and Betty Coutanceau have been serving in Nepal for 16+ years- spending half their time in Pokhara and the other half in Australia! The are involved in building a small business that makes guitars and sells them around the world. You can visit the business by clicking here. Betty and Maurice are linked with International Nepal Fellowship; to find out more info about INF, click here.
Zambia: The Eagles Wings team are a passionate group who serve the people of Zambia by establishing medical support, education for kids and university students, provide training for health and diet and share the Gospel. There are regular trips to Zambia to experience the wonderful work that people from BRBC can sign up for! You can discover more about Eagles Wings by clicking here.
Thailand: Our presence in Thailand involves 2 different groups, the GIA partnership with the lovely Luke and Belle Harland, and with Mercy International orphanages and schools. To find out more about Luke and Belle’s ministry click here. To visit the Mercy International website click here.
Community Caring: Our Glocal presence is also active locally. We support chaplains at Bald Hills State School, Bracken Ridge State School, Norris Road State School, Bracken Ridge High and Sandgate High. We also support chappies that serve in state schools too! Our local presence includes serving the people of our area in the COACH program, which seeks to partner people who find themselves disadvantaged with others from BRBC to provide mentoring. Visit COACH Community Mentoring site here.
To find out how to be involved in any of our 4 partnerships, please contact the church office on 3261 5045 and we will direct you!