City by City – Northland

22 January 2019
Colin Shaw

City by City – Northland

by | Jan 22, 2019

Changes are occurring in Northland – In the last six months, the Maori led Churches of Northland have been blessed by the Holy Spirit, and have come into a wonderful oneness of fellowship and ministry.

Together with this, 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 November Leaders Gathering was a demonstration of this flowing together and resulted in much joy and thanksgiving.

A second-way change is occurring in the North, is that God is granting an increasing number of miracles to confirm the preaching of the Gospel. God is granting increasing faith, to believe for, and expect the miraculous.

Village Church, Hikurangi, is a Church where many are being saved, and where miracles of healing are frequent. Last Sunday afternoon, at Kowhai Park, Kaikohe, Village Church held an evangelistic- healing gathering, with miraculous healings and people responding to Jesus. Recently, a long-time friend of mine, who had a serious condition of osteoporosis in his vertebrae, was prayed for in his Church, in Doubtless Bay, (Baptist), and the subsequent x-ray revealed that there was no osteoporosis. As he was being prayed for he felt a warm glow go down his spine.

In the last two years at Te Punawai-Moerewa Christian Fellowship Centre, Moerewa, there has been a fourfold increase in the people of the town using the Church facility, as a place of social interaction for many events and fellowship. The community and the Church are meeting together daily. Moerewa Christian Fellowship was established by Howard Edwards in 1979-80, and “Howie” and Vicki pastored the Church until recently when they transferred the pastoral responsibility to Laurie and Glenda Anderson. Howie and Vicki have picked up our itinerant role in the North visiting many Churches.

Ken Bassett
A pastor to pastors in the North

It was a privilege to celebrate all Ken and Dorothy Bassett have done in Northland at our last gathering of the year. [2017]

Over 120 pastors and leaders gathered from around Northland to honour Ken and Dorothy for their 40 years of ministry.

Shaun Foster
Frontline Church Keri Keri

King’s Daughters, Northland

“King’s Daughters, Northland” meets alternate months (on a Friday evening) at Kerikeri Baptist Church and its vision is to unite and to encourage local Christian women in faith and life. It aims to allow them space to come together to hear God’s Word, to worship, pray, be creative, and to develop and strengthen friendships.

For the other months (also on a Friday), it hosts a “DVD & Prayer Ministry” evening. There, women can be inspired, challenged, and encouraged by Christian international speakers via DVD

King’s Daughters began In November 2016, celebrating our unity as women of God

Since then the gatherings have seen on average a hundred women from different churches and towns across Northland, New Zealand, come together for a time of worship, encouraging testimonies, fellowship, creativity and prayer ministry.

Sarah Angus
King’s Daughters

City by City exists to help encourage unity, prayer and transformation throughout New Zealand.

How good it is to see Christians in each town or city worshipping and praying together regularly.

 

How good it is to see Churches honouring one another, seeking to help meet the spiritual and physical needs of their locality together.

 

Colin & Grace Shaw

Colin Shaw
Author: Colin Shaw

Colin, with his wife Grace, was commissioned by the City by City team and carry a God-given burden/vision for Christian leaders, in each locality, to gather as one in order to share and pray together. They encourage Christian leaders to focus on what they have in common rather than the things that too often divide and to keep all things Christ-centered. All that Christ be made known and glorified through His Body the church of that locality.

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