Thames baptist community ministries
The Thames Baptist Community Ministries is the public “face” of not just the Baptist Church, but to some degree the “church” generally in Thames, having the support of public agencies such as WINZ, the Police, the Thames-Coromandel District Council, health providers, the Thames Interchurch Council, and others. The mission of TBCM is: “To see that justice is done, to let mercy be our first concern and to humbly obey our God”. (Micah: 6 v8) Its vision is “An accepting and supportive community offering a point of connection for the people of the Thames area, some of whom are marginalized, isolated or excluded”. TBCM has a number of paid staff and volunteers from the church and general community. TBCM values its “faith based” provision of services, its direct physical connection with the Church by being in the adjacent building, and the involvement of Church members both as trustees and volunteers, and, more recently, key staff. On staff we have two registered social workers and a registered counselor.
In November 2017 we were delighted to appoint a vibrant Christian from the
Kapiti Coast to be the Manager. Abbey is a registered social worker with a passion for the Under-privaledged.
Early in the new year Pauline Weeks from our faith community became the Admin-Co-ordinator
In march 2018 Parehana Ehrhorn from Waihi Baptist was appointed as the Social Worker
Karen Hutchinson is our counselor who facilitates much needed insight for those who access her services
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