On Earth as it is in Heaven

A teaching series on Biblical justice for Baptist Churches.

About the resource

Authored by Rev. Scott Higgins, ‘On Earth as it is in Heaven’ is a new resource for Pastors, Church Leaders and members to explore what it means to do justice today.

But what does the Bible mean when it speaks of justice?

What does doing justice look like in contemporary Australia?

Use this resource to deepen an understanding of the scriptural foundations upon which our churches are building just communities.

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Click here to download more client stories

Click here for more ways to connect with the work of Baptist Care SA

Click here for a PowerPoint slide on how you can work with Baptist Care SA

Click here for a standard PowerPoint template (3:4)

Click here for a widescreen PowerPoint template (16:9)

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The teaching series includes…

As linked to above, the teaching series features:

  • Introduction
  • Background Document
  • Sermon Outlines
  • Discussion Guide
  • Prayer Cards
  • Justice Survey Tool

To provide practical examples, the Discussion Guide and Prayer Cards focus on four vulnerable groups in our society with connection points for churches and individuals to partner with Baptist Care SA’s current work. These can be included in the sermons with client clips and stories provided (also above). The groups are:

  • People from a refugee background
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • People living with mental health issues
  • People exiting the prison system

About the author

Scott Higgins BTh, MTh, GradCert (Social Change & Development) Scott Higgins is a social justice and ethics consultant, educator and writer.

Ordained as a pastor by the Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT he worked for fifteen years in pastoral ministry and spent a decade working for Baptist World Aid where he founded the Catalyst advocacy program; wrote the widely used 50:50 and End of Greed books, preaching and study guides; and initiated the now acclaimed fashion industry supply chain reports.

After concluding at Baptist World Aid he founded A Just Cause, a delegated body of Australian Baptist Ministries, designed to equip churches to pursue justice issues within Australia; initiated Converge, an annual gathering of Baptist leaders from across Australia to lobby Federal Parliamentarians on issues of justice; and served on the Boards of Micah Challenge and Stop the Traffik.

Scott lives in Newcastle with his wife Sandy and two of their three children, and is an active member of Hamilton Baptist Church.

For more information or enquiries, please contact:

Baptist Care SA Church Support Team
T: 08 8273 7100