ttt4c equips local churches to meet the needs of vulnerable children through sustainable community initiatives.
Our Vision – a biblical mandate
Jesus demonstrated God’s love for children as He took them in His arms and blessed them (Matthew 19:13-14, Mark 10:13-16, Luke 18:16) and He strongly warned of God’s judgment on those who cause children to stumble (Matthew 18:6, Mark 9:42). But perhaps one of the most striking passages is where Jesus says “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me” (Mark 9:37, Matthew 18:3). As Christians reach out in ministry to children, it is as if they are ministering directly to Jesus; but not only Jesus, they are also ministering to God the Father.
The Church in Africa is at a pivotal point in history where it faces an almost unparalleled opportunity. As churches meet needs and provide care, they have the opportunity to be purposefully relevant in the midst of very difficult circumstances. The Church in South Africa is also in a good position to heal the rifts of our divided past by bringing ‘privileged’ resourced church members and ‘disadvantaged’ community church members together to focus on a common goal – our country’s vulnerable children. A partnership of these two types of churches brings strengths from both sides and enables new respect and understanding to grow from working together in common purpose.
Through the SEED Strategy, ttt4c’s mission is to Strengthen, Encourage, Equip and Deploy these churches to determine options and establish a plan to assist vulnerable children. Then over a two to three year mentor period, this ministry works with the churches to establish a sustainable community-based programme. As part of our commitment to the churches we support, ttt4c provides training opportunities and other resources to equip leaders and caregivers as they meet the needs of children in their communities.
- Vulnerability of children in South-Africa
- Community based care for children
- Equipping leaders and caregivers