At SSBC we take the call of Christ seriously to be His hands and feet in this world. We understand that the Christian way of life cannot be limited to a personal pursuit of healing and wholeness. Whilst this this is significant component of the Christian’s walk, we realise that God desires to extend his arm of salvation in and through us as a local church. AGAPE was birthed out this desire to further connect with our local community and to reflect Christ’s love within it. We have already seen God bless this desire through the various initiatives we currently serve in which are listed below.

Kid’s Hope

Kids Hope Australia is a program that provides churches with the opportunity to speak truth and positive reinforcement into the lives of children in public primary schools. This occurs through mentoring relationships between children and caring church members. SSBC works in Brighton Le Sands Public School, sending mentors to spend one hour a week with a child during school terms.


Hope Street is a ministry branch of Baptist Care, who offer unique services that meet the local needs of disadvantaged communities and people living on the margins, by reaching out to those who feel they are on the outside. SSBC supports the work of Hope Street throughout the inner Sydney regions, actively engaging in initiatives like the Winter Appeal, and Christmas Hope Appeal which provides warm clothing and food during winter, and Christmas Hampers for those in need over the Christmas period.

Scripture in Schools

Christian Special Religious Education (SRE) encourages students to question, explore and discover the basics of the Christian faith based on the Bible.

SRE Teachers are trained and equipped to teach classes for students whose parents or caregivers are happy for them to be involved. SSBC support Nick Hadges who is a SRE teacher chaplain at James Cook and Moorefield Girls High Schools


The Muscle Up Fitness Program is run by Kogarah Police, Rockdale PCYC and Project Youth. SSBC commits to Muscle Up through providing male mentors who join in the fitness sessions with the youth participants. This gives the youths a great chance to learn from positive role models through genuine connection. Youth participants are invited into the program to gain encouragement and vital skills to make better life choices.