As Urban Neighbours of Hope…
Urban Neighbours of Hope (UNOH) is a missional order affiliated with Churches of Christ (in Australia and Thailand) and the Baptist Union (in NZ).
Since 1993, UNOH workers have chosen to relocate into some of the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Currently, we have teams in Melbourne, Sydney, Bangkok and Auckland.
Our mission is to immerse ourselves in the life of neighbourhoods facing urban poverty, joining the risen Jesus to seek transformation from the bottom up.
In order to do this, UNOH workers covenant with one another to:
- share our lives and resources with our neighbours,
- share Jesus in word, deed and sign,
- discern the will and heartbeat of our Lord together; and
- advocate for the poor and marginalised.
We want to be able to commit long-term to our neighbourhoods. Therefore to help make this lifestyle sustainable, we also share a common rhythm of life on team. This includes breaking bread together regularly during the week, praying for our neighbourhoods, and taking weekly Sabbaths.