Darwin is the growing tropical capital city of the Northern Territory with over 110,000 people. It is a city that is expanding quickly both economically and physically. Experts predict Darwin’s population will grow to 180,000 over the next 20 years. It is a city where the people are warm, friendly and hospitable.
Indigenous people make up 29% of the population in the Northern Territory compared to the national average of 10%. We believe the indigenous people hold a key role in seeing revival in Australia, and aim to engage with indigenous youth to see them rise in leadership and fulfil their destiny.
Darwin in strategically located as a gateway to Asia, with an exciting multicultural flavour throughout the city. We believe Darwin’s destiny is tied with being a blessing to the nation’s
north of us.
Young people are an integral part of Darwin and the Northern Territory and form a major part of our focus. The Northern Territory has the youngest average age in Australia. (30) We aim to see young people between the ages of 12 and 30 given the opportunity to follow Christ, and find their place in the Great Commission.
With some of the poorest and most needy nations just north of us, we aim to mobilize people and resources to bless those less fortunate than ourselves. Our mercy ministry arm does focus on sponsoring children in need and supporting families in poverty, on medical relief and assistance, and on raising awareness of these needs amongst our local community and nation.
Backpackers find their way to Darwin by the tens of thousands each year, and we feel compelled to reach them for Christ. In 2004 205,000 backpackers visited Darwin, and they present us with the challenge of presenting these spiritual seekers with truth.