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KID’S SABBATH TAURANGA SDA CHURCH NZ

This is one of many stories that can encourage and inspire us to engage children in running a church service.  We hope that as you read this story you will gain insightful ideas and be inspired to not only run a service like this once a year, but to make [...]

NZPUC NEW APPOINTMENTS

After the NZPUC and SPD Constituency Meetings, the following appointments were  made for NZPUC

Union President: Dr Bradley Kemp
Union Secretary\Treasurer                                          Mr Graeme Drinkall
Union Associate Chief Financial Officer                      Mr Michael Jones
Discipleship Ministries Leader [...]

COOK ISLANDS MISSION SESSION APPOINTMENTS

The beautiful island of Rarotonga was host to the Cook Islands Mission 2015 Session.  Dr Brad Kemp, Graeme Drinkall and Chiedza Ndlovu from our headquarters here in Howick were in attendance for this important Session.  During this Session the Cook Islands Mission came into alignment with the SPD Discipleship focus [...]

TURNING POINT

For a church like Invercargill, which is intentional about connecting with its local community, the Turning Point Conference is an amazing and affective way to provide a learning opportunity for community people.  This year again the Invercargill Church launched the Turning Point Conference at the Civic Theatre on the weekend [...]

OTHER NEWS FROM THE COOK ISLANDS

The youth through-out the Cook Islands Mission conducted a very successful Youth Week of Prayer. It was based on the theme “Reclaim” connected to the idea that “God wants you back”. Young people invited their friends, and involved them in the presentations.

Pr Eric Toleafoa has just returned from a [...]

LAY TRAINING SCHOOL

Rarotonga, Cook Islands Mission -On March 26, the Cook Islands Mission ended a 4 week-long Lay Training school. There were 9 students in total, four of whom came from the outer islands and one from New Zealand. This marks the end of a four year program. The Cook Island Mission [...]

THIRD ANNUAL CITY WIDE OUTREACH

Christchurch, South New Zealand Conference – Selected for its central location and availability in a city where venues are still being rebuilt, the Mashina Lounge, a vodka bar and night club at the Christchurch Casino, was an unlikely but suitable venue to host both a dinner event with Gary Kent [...]

VANUATU CYCLONE – NZPUC ASSISTANCE ON THE GROUND

When disaster strikes in the Pacific our eyes normally turn to ADRA. It is a real strength and blessing for our church to have such a compassionate, professional and effective official agency. The beginning of this year was no different.

Port Vila, Vanuatu – When Cyclone Pam – the strongest [...]

HAEMORRHAGING FAITH – THE FAITH SHAPER SOLUTION

It is a sad, but commonly accepted fact, that churches are losing young people to the ‘world’. Though the problem is perceived, there is not a lot of research or data about how many we lose, nor any of the meta-questions behind the statistics. Anecdotal evidence indicates that in many [...]

ABC BUILDS NEW CENTRE OF INFLUENCE

Papeete, French Polynesia Mission – One of the outflows from the recent Discipleship Tour undertaken by Pr Gilles Teotea and others around the Pacific region, has been a focus on creating spaces where informal reaching out to attract and interact with emeerging Christians can occur. A decision was taken to [...]