Project: Let's Chat
The project aims to address and actively engage the relatively high number of people experiencing social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated mental health concerns such as loneliness and anxiety occurring within our local community. The secondary aim of the project is the desire to establish long term relationships with members of the local community, facilitating the development of evangelistic discipling relationships which share the journey with these community members addressing their spiritual needs.
Ministry opportunity for self-isolating saints: The Southlakes Anglican congregation has a reputation of being very friendly and welcoming within the community. However, there is a growing number of saints who are self-isolating, and unable to attend worship services. These saints would love to be involved, even if it is from within the confines of their home.
Connecting with isolated community residents: The telephone remains a safe vehicle through which to establish and maintain relationships, even if a period of lockdown should resurface. Accordingly, connecting with community residents who are feeling alone and disconnected is a priority.
Project: Let’s Chat is designed to primarily be a telephone ministry. However, “letterbox visits” may be incorporated, (at the discretion of the Let’s Chat Team Member) with all necessary safety precautions adhered to. At all times Governmental and Diocesan restrictions will be followed.