30 April 2018
Colin Shaw


by | Apr 30, 2018


Combined Dunedin Churches

Since 2006, Pastors from across the city have been meeting together to pray and seek the peace and prosperity of the city. Under the godly leadership of Bruce Elder, Mark Smith and more recently Peter Cheyne, God has been calling us together in unity.

During that time, we have been holding a combined Easter celebration in the Dunedin town hall which has been a great encouragement.

In 2017 after 5 years of planning and praying, we were blessed to host Ravi Zacharias and his team to the city.

Ravi preached in the Forsyth Barr stadium to a crowd of over 3500. The week-long mission included lunchtime
meetings in the university and meetings with council and business leaders.

In recent years an Acts of Kindness trust has been set up to bless the city through a Light Party, Christmas in the stadium and a Christmas lunch in the town hall.

The founding vision of Dunedin, articulated by Thomas Burns stills fires our common witness to the Lord:

By the grace of God and with His blessing upon us; may we continue in this region, the planting
and cultivating of a well ordered, God-fearing community.

In the power of His risen Son, may we stand as a sample of the Kingdom of Christ which, like a light burning in a dark place, we shall bear no indistinct testimony to the Truth.

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

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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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