church • community • action
opendoor is a Christian social action charity. We are founded on Jesus’ commandment to ‘love one another as I have loved you,’ and His call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, care for the sick and afflicted, and to comfort the victims of injustice (Matthew 25: 35-40).
We work with local churches in the call to serve our community. We do this by identifying the needs within our community and creating projects to meet them. Each project is run by a team of volunteers, many of whom are from a wide cross section of local churches, working together for the benefit of the people we serve.
At present, opendoor consists of five projects: the café, nightshift, ICE, men's shed and the child contact centre. Each of these, we believe, responds to a need in our community.
Our motivation, then, comes from our Christian faith, but we are very clear that our role is not to impose that faith on our customers or clients. We will respect, work with, and support everyone who comes to us whatever their faith (or none) and whatever their lifestyle.
We hope that the compassion and care we give may lead some to engage in a process of change and transformation, bringing a hope for the future. Overall, our aim is simply to make a positive difference in our community.