CultureConnect director Lisa Bateup was interviewed by Eternity magazine.
While doing research for a refugee-focused social enterprise project, Lisa Bateup spent half a day hanging around at Bankstown Centrelink, in western Sydney.
“I had four very significant conversations with people on the steps of Bankstown Centrelink – complete strangers. I prayed with people – three of them were Muslim background, one was a Kiwi; and on that day, I asked every single one of those people, ‘Have you had contact with a local church?’ And 100 per cent response was that they had not.“
And this is the opportunity that we have. There are people here in our community and they’re open to the gospel and we’re just not reaching them because we’re not going to where they are.”