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

Crossroads Sydney

Crossroads Sydney has been organising escorted holidays for disabled adults since the late 1990’s.  Volunteer helpers escort the travelers on a Crossroads holiday, providing support where necessary.

Crossroads Sydney is a ministry of SSBC. As well as holidays, Crossroads also hosts Karaoke parties, High teas, and Christmas parties etc for its members at various times during the year.

Crossroads was founded in Newcastle in 1961 by Rev. Chegwidden of Newcastle Methodist Mission and Baptist layman, Hilton Hayes. Whilst the work of Crossroads began amongst people with an intellectual disability residing in large institutions, it has expanded to include amongst its members, people from all walks of life and with a variety of disabilities.