Te Rongopai DVD
Dr Stuart Lange presents a five-part series documenting the story of the Gospel in New Zealand from Samuel Marsden forwards – its impact, the complications, and the way Christianity has had a significant impact in shaping New Zealand society both then and now.
DVD: 65 mins in 5 chapters and can be played in any zone
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Tēnā koutou. Today, 17 March 2020, the national leaders of most New Zealand church denominations gathered together in Wellington, within sight of Parliament. We want to say to every MP: we urge you to look deep into your own moral conscience, and to vote against the Abortion Law “Reform” Bill at its final reading.
We acknowledge that a decision to seek an abortion is often a lonely and agonising choice for a woman, and that the aim of this Bill is to streamline access to abortion and reduce its stigma. We recognise there are complexities in the abortion issue. We do, however, see any abortion as a tragedy for all concerned.
The profound and pervasive flaw of this Bill is that it erases all consideration for the human worth of the unborn child, and (unlike the current legislation) makes no attempt to balance the needs of mother and child and to give at least some protection to the unborn. The Bill defies the obvious, scientifically incontestable reality that the unborn are living, beating-heart, human babies. Societies which practice great oppression often first dehumanise those they mistreat, asserting they are not really human, so killing them is therefore acceptable. Unwittingly, the Bill echoes that same chilling pattern: it assumes that unwanted unborn are neither human nor valuable and that their death is therefore of no consequence; their death is minimalised as just a “health” procedure for the mother, in which the real victim is determinedly overlooked.
The intent of the Bill may well be to advance women’s autonomy or health. But we believe its primary effect will be to further normalise unspeakable abuse and death against society’s most innocent, vulnerable and voiceless members, the unborn. We believe all human life is a sacred taonga, a priceless gift from God. Justice and compassion requires that we should allow the unborn to be safely born and to live the life they have been given. Those in great authority have a God-given responsibility to help protect everyone, especially those most vulnerable; to legislate instead to facilitate their death is culpably wrong.
And so, in the name of God, and of justice and compassion, and for the sake of future generations, we the undersigned national church leaders join with a vast number of other caring New Zealanders and implore you to exercise true conscience and to vote against this highly unbalanced and unjust Bill.
Rev Charles Hewlett
Bishop Mark Whitford
On behalf of the following National Church Leaders…
Pastor Adam White, Leader, New Life Churches
Pastor Boyd Ratnajara, National Leader, Elim Church of New Zealand
Pastor Peter Mortlock, Senior Pastor, City Impact Church
Rev Setaita Taumoepeau Veikune, President, Methodist Church of New Zealand
Pastor Steve Burgess, Regional Overseer / Senior Leader, C3 Churches
Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, Roman Catholic Church
Rev Andrew Marshall, National Director, Alliance Churches of New Zealand
Brent Liebezeit, President, Christian Churches New Zealand
Right Rev Fakaofo Kaio, Moderator, Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (personal support)
Pastor David Macgregor, National Director, Vineyard Churches
Bishop Jay Behan, Church of Confessing Anglicans Aotearoa New Zealand
Charles Hewlett, National Leader, Baptist Churches of New Zealand
Rev Tale Hakeagaiki, Chairman, Congregational Union of New Zealand
Pastor Eddie Tupa’i, President, New Zealand Pacific Union Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church
Pastor Iliafi Esera, Senior Pastor, Assemblies of God New Zealand
Rev Brett Jones, National Superintendent, Wesleyan Methodist Church of New Zealand
Rev Dr Stuart Lange, National Director, New Zealand Christian Network
Rev Dr Jaron Graham, National Superintendent, Church of the Nazarene
Bishop Mark Whitfield, Lutheran Church of New Zealand
We all have "diffabilities" - different abilities!"
Meeting the Needs of Special Kids
Cost for the day is $75.00 pp includes notes and morning tea
+64 9 630 5271
This online teaching series will look at ways to grow and develop your leadership along-with insight into some of the key components for doing children’s ministry and mission with excellence. Sign up and join Karen Warner, Baptist Children and Family Ministries, as she teaches on something she is very passionate about....
Carey Centre for Lifelong Learning
+64 9 526 6362
A FamilyLife Weekend to Remember Getaway is a marriage conference uniquely designed to help you and your partner escape the daily grind and focus on your relationship. For most couples it’s a chance to reconnect, re-establish the foundation and rekindle romance. For others, it’s a fresh start. For some, it will be the weekend that saves a marriage.
AUCKLAND: 17-19 April & 25-27 Sept
TAUPO: 26-28 June
HANMER SPRINGS: 16-18 Oct
0800 800 680
CANCELLED Emmanuel Family Camp is a weekend of support, encouragement and fun for families living with disability.
Plans for the National Camp in October are still going ahead.
(09) 636 4763
Elevate Christian Disability Trust
This online teaching series takes a practical look into some organisational leadership areas that will be of benefit to those in church leadership roles (pastors, ministers, etc.) Sign up and join Mark Powel as he teaches this online series....
This webinar series is a stimulating training resource for the ongoing development of leaders, practitioners, and volunteers.
Our focus is on what you need to learn right now: material that will resource you in your current leadership and volunteer roles.
MARCH - Apologetics
APRIL - Mission
MAY - Anthropology
JUNE - History
JULY - Te Ao Māori ‘Māori world’
AUGUST - Forgiveness
SEPTEMBER - New Testament
OCTOBER - Christology
Cost per seminar $25 or SUBSCRIBE to the series for $150
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Northland Leaders Gathering
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How do we create / design the approach to ministry and mission for our culture, our world?
Join us in the challenge of discerning God’s leading and shaping our churches for gospel transformation.
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