" All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need." Acts Ch 4 V 32-35
If you would like to become involved as a volunteer or if you or someone you know in the Brandhall area would benefit from support through Acts4needs please get intouch below or contact Kath Tranter on 07894080718
Acts4Needs is a ministry based at Kings Community Church, to which the Oak Tree Centre is attached, based on the principles of sharing laid out in Acts Chapter 4. We work together with the congregation of KCC and the local community to share our resources so that people are no longer in need
We take referrals from organisations such as social services, health visitors and Green Acres Childrens centre and have provided the following types of support to local families: advocacy; debt counselling; legal representation; rehousing; house renovation/improvement; signposting; referral to counselling; provision of essential resources (furniture, clothing, appliances, toys, emergency food provision, emergency fuel); skills exchange to provide services eg gardening, decorating, babysitting; respite child-care; provision of short breaks and financial support for those unable to work owing to illness.
This support is provided by Acts4Needs with the aim of alleviating poverty and identifying and addressing its underlying causes which include budgeting skills, domestic abuse, substance use, mental health issues, separation and divorce, chronic ill health and disability.We use an asset-based approach when assessing needs and existing resources and always aim to encourage the development of personal support networks to reduce social isolation and enable service users to help themselves and each other.