Our future

Seeking to demonstrate the love of Jesus to Como and the wider community

Hopes for the future
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‘Going into the future, I would love to see Como Baptist Church expand even further into a family-friendly haven for the surrounding community. I’m excited by the way the church wants to develop its new buildings so that they’re transparent and open. That represents the inclusive, judgement-free and open atmosphere that I value so much. As a young mother, I think it’s really important for my son to have great relationships with young christian friends and also with role models who he can look up to, people who will encourage his walk with Jesus Christ. I love the way the church supports such healthy friendships across the generations. My husband and I are committed to seeing these continue as our family grows up.’ - Amy Welten

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‘We saw the need years ago for an early learning centre in the Como area and, with God’s timing, it came to fruition as Canning Bridge Early Learning Centre. The future is exciting as we envisage a new purpose-built early learning centre. This will enable us to plan for the needs of families in the area and provide opportunities for learning about God and His creation. I dream of my daughters being more involved in the years to come, growing to love the children and families that we care for. I’m proud that they are already involved in working part-time at the Centre. I love the stories they tell me about the children and how special they all are.’ - Ferne Meynert

‘We are totally committed to seeing migrant families and refugees embraced into the church. We love the way that Como Baptist Church has always welcomed people from other cultures and countries, just as Jesus did. And it’s great to see Christians with different languages and backgrounds coming together to worship our God who loves us unconditionally. But we know how difficult it can be to adjust to a new country when you first arrive, especially if you’ve come from a place of persecution or war. In future, we want to see even stronger relationships built between Australian citizens and those who are new to this country, especially refugees. We want immigrants to find a safe home here in Como where they can feel loved, accepted and cared for.’ - Khalil and Nazira