Impact Team

Our purpose

To show God’s love to the Church and community by offering practical, one-off support to those who are in need or facing hard times.

Among other things practical support can include:

  • cooking meals
  • gardening
  • cleaning
  • painting.

Our story

The Impact team at High Street Church first began as a small Bible study group with a desire to learn more about what it means to follow Jesus.

The more we learnt the more we realised that God has given each of us a purpose (Jeremiah 29:11-13) and that purpose is related to helping and serving people (Matthew 7:12; 23:11). Understanding our purpose led us to start showing God’s love to the people in our community in a practical way (1 John 3:18).

This required us to step out of our comfort zone and follow God’s direction. When we did, the unique passions and gifts that each of us possessed was revealed and a team dedicated to showing God’s love to the church and the local community was formed.

How to get involved

If you would like support or know someone in need, please contact our team leaders.


If you're a member of High Street Church and would like to join the Impact team please complete the volunteer church workers declaration and get in touch with one of our team leaders. We can help you with a Working With Children Check (WWCC) so you can be volunteering in no time!

For more information about volunteering please read the position description (PDF 66.2KB).

Impact team leaders

Our Impact team leaders are:

  • Pastor Derek Bedson
  • James and Sarah Goodwin.
1 John 3:18 “Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth”