City by City
So God used one church to answer the prayers of another church to the tune of $30,000. God is certainly at work in our city and surely these are all the seeds for a city-wide and even region-wide revival!
Changes are occurring in Northland – Maori led Churches of Northland have been blessed by the Holy Spirit, and have come into a wonderful oneness of fellowship and ministry and there are hopeful signs towards a merging of Maori led Church leaders with the non-Maori Church leaders, in the leadership of the Northland wide Leaders’ Gathering, held every three months since 1986, in Te Punawai-Moerewa Christian Fellowship centre, Moerewa.
The Churches of Greymouth enjoy the benefit of a number of long-term clergy and pastors who have formed good friendships and relationships with one another combined with newer clergy and pastors who are keen to connect ecumenically. The result is a strong sense of ecumenical unity that plays out in joint activities, responses to issues and good fellowship and prayer at their Minister’s Association meetings.
Discipleship and Evangelism
Across Aotearoa, many churches will be delighted they can now freely begin to gather again in person. This is a great and welcome start, and we thank God for it (and also for God’s hand in keeping New Zealand relatively safe).
There is often uncertainty or misunderstanding, these days, about what it means to be “evangelical”. Dr Stuart Lange explains that the term is simply about the New Testament Gospel, which across the world has been so immensely life-giving.
A new audio Bible read and recorded in a Kiwi voice has been released by Bible Society New Zealand in partnership with Rhema. Learn more about this project and how you can get a copy.
Hon Christopher Finlayson QC, Attorney-General, shares words that should encourage Christians, in all walks of life, to know and tell our Christian story.
A special statement has been written to mark the bicentenary (200 year anniversary) of the first recorded preaching of the Good News (Gospel) of Jesus Christ in Aotearoa New Zealand. FAQs Q. Why has this Statement been written? 2014 is a very special year. The arrival of the Gospel was an extremely important event for [...]
Jeff Fountain was recently returned to NZ to attend Congress 2014. Now back in the UK, he shares the story of the missionaries during the early days of New Zealand history and their British connections.
Prayer and Intercession
On behalf of the World Evangelical Alliance, Secretary-General Bp Efraim Tendero offered the following prayer amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Media Release: Amid the continuous spread of the Corona Virus, now called COVID-19, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) calls for churches to join in prayers for the millions affected directly and indirectly.
All over the country, Christian churches and Christian people have been praying for our New Zealand Muslim community, and showing them love and support through messages, visits, gifts, and participation in vigils. This remains the overwhelming Christian response: sorrow, prayer, and compassion.
Women as One
Is it true – does God prefer boys? Has he saved up all the gifts of leadership and teaching for just boys? Does he really want women to be seen and treated as less than men, even less than human?
“Me too. Suggested by a friend: ‘If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.”
The WEA Women’s Commission has produced these thought-provoking videos to encourage people to think of the role of women in the Bible, in the Church, in leadership, in marriage and more.