Three years ago, a small group of Highrockers set out from Highrock Brookline with the vision to launch a new Highrock church in Boston.
"Zimele" is a Zulu term that means "to stand on one's own two feet". This term encompases the goal of Zimele, a US-based organization whose mission is "to confront the root causes of poverty in rural South Africa by empowering women with financial literacy, small business training and life skills to sustain not only themselves, but their families and communities." To learn more about their program model, view this short video. In 2014, a group of Highrockers visited South Africa to see the work being done there in person - it was an eye-opening visit! Check out the trip video here!
Pastor Stephen serves as a chairperson on the Zimele Whethu international board, the South Africa-based parallel agency to Zimele USA.
If you'd like to learn more about Highrock Quincy's connection to Zimele, email our Lead Pastor, Stephen Sharkey at email@example.com