Christian World Service Appeals for Tonga after Cyclone Gita
Phil King, Global Mission Coordinator for the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand would like to encourage Presbyterian and Cooperating congregations and members to support the CWS Appeal.
This can be done by sending donations directly to CWS as stated in the document link below
Auckland Inter-Faith Council Presents an Evening with Dr Maureen Sier
“Finding faith in a secular world: How interfaith engagement is revolutionising religion”
Some exciting youth events coming up, for further information and posters for printing please refer to the links below
2018 Christian Newspaper Campaign
This May, an inter-denominational NZ Christian newspaper will be delivered to every household in New Zealand. The newspaper will reach NZ for Christ with inspiring and powerful testimonies; science articles that support the evidence for Creation; history articles; encouraging lifestyle articles, Bible studies and devotions; entertainment news to encourage engagement with Christian media; kids’ Bible activities; and more! A main objective of the paper also is to connect NZ’ers with their local Churches and Ministries. There will be a localized edition of the paper delivered to each region in NZ.
The newspaper relies on advertising to cover the printing costs and the paper provides a unique advertising opportunity for Churches and Ministries to reach the entire country or local region for a fraction of the cost of an indepenent campaign.
Please don’t hesitate to get in contact to discuss further or simply email your ad through to: email@example.com
Personal testimonies or stories about what is happening in your Church or Ministry are welcome too. Ad specs as well as the regional statistics mentioned above are available for viewing/downloading on the www.lightmediaministries.org.nz website.
Lessons from the Global Church: Renewing Mission, Community & Discipleship
While every statistic available today shows the church in the West is in multi-generational decline, the opposite is true almost everywhere else. Before long, more than 80% of Christians will live outside the West. click on link below for further details regarding this an interesting and informative public lecture.
The Gubbio Project
The Gubbio Project, an American based program, click on link below for interesting reading and a potentially transformative opportunity for NZ Churches.
Transform18 Conference 14-15 March 2018
Can a $1 investment in your community spark a movement of transformation?
Transform18 is a conference focused on empowering the local church to see community transformation through social change initiatives.
Drawing from the Glen Eden Baptist story, Transform18 will share the lessons and insights that helped a local church with a passion to care for the most vulnerable and those on the margins, grow a community organisation that reaches over 20,000 individuals and whanau each year.
The conference will bring together national voices of community change including Bishop Justin Duckworth, Lisa Woolley, Major Campbell Roberts and Gary Grut, and also provide the practical knowledge and experience for churches wanting to build or grow community trusts for the transformation of their communities.
In memory of the $1 that started VisionWest, the cost of this conference will be $1 per delegate. Donations will be taken up across the two days to cover conference costs.
Disability, Spirituality and Faith Network 2020 Conference
There is a 2020 conference being planned by the Disability, Spirituality and Faith Network. We need an interested person involved in the planning group to represent the Presbyterian Church. For further information regarding the DSFN (Disability, Spirituality and Faith Network), please refer to their website.