Alongside local church partners the Eden Network mobilises teams of volunteers who live long-term in disadvantaged communities in order to demonstrate God's love through word and action. Serving under a full-time team leader, the Eden team will accomplish this vision through sharing the joys and challenges of community life as they live as neighbours within the community.
Each Eden team will have a particular calling to the youth of the area, recognising teenagers as a missional key to the whole community. Team members will develop relational activities to positively engage local young people with a holistic approach embracing their education, health and their relationship with God.
The Message Trust vision is to establish multiple Eden teams across Cape Town and urban cities in South Africa. In order to do this we require seed capital funding to equip and train churches to establish Eden teams in some of the toughest to reach neighbourhoods.