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Mission, Values and Beliefs

Our Beliefs

As a Christian organisation committed to making a Biblical response to the needs of the poor throughout the world, we accept and proclaim the historic truths of the Christian faith as described in the Statement of Belief.

Mission and Values

Tearfund Australia is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organisation responding to global poverty and injustice.

Our vision is for a just and compassionate world in which all people have the opportunity to achieve their God-given potential.

We will:

  • inform, challenge and empower Australian Christians to make biblically-shaped responses to poverty and injustice.
  • support community-based Christian groups, churches and mission organisations around the world as they work holistically with poor communities in development, relief and advocacy.
  • adhere to biblical teaching, and evaluate our work and attitudes in its light.
  • maintain a low-cost administration regime in order to maximise the funds allocated to project partners.

Our values:

As a faith-based Christian organisation, Tearfund Australia seeks to adhere to biblical teaching and evaluate our work and attitudes in its light. Consequently, we have made a commitment to the values listed below. These values are embedded in every aspect of the work we do, in Australia and around the world.

  • The poor
  • The whole person
  • Justice
  • Prayer
  • Relationships
  • Participation
  • Excellence
  • Learn from others
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability