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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The Value of Life Discussion Group (a group convened by NZ Christian Network, see members below), is calling for papers from practitioners and academics for a book to be published in November 2016.
 Discussion group members: Peter Mihaere (Stand Against Slavery), John Kleinsman (Nathaniel Centre), Darren Ward (Direct Impact Group), Phil McCarthy (Prison Fellowship), Campbell Roberts (Salvation Army), Glyn Carpenter (New Zealand Christian Network)
When we think about wars and the refugee crisis unfolding nightly on TV, or the shocking numbers of people trapped in employment and sex slavery, or increasingly punitive attitudes in criminal justice, or the controversy around harvesting of foetal body parts, or growing pressures to liberalise laws on euthanasia or abortion, or a culture with growing levels of binge drinking, drug abuse, and other forms of self-harm, it is hard not to wonder “Has God given up on humanity?”
Does the notion of ‘human beings made in the image of God’ still have any relevance to modern day life? Does this fundamental biblical doctrine have any connection to areas such as trafficking, criminal justice, social justice, human rights, disabilities, or bioethics? If so, what is the relevance? And what might be the consequences of dismissing this in the ongoing debates in any of these areas?
The publication will provide an opportunity for a reflection on the biblical doctrine of the imago dei (image of God), and its significance across a wide range of social issues. It will include the main issues facing society today, and explore sociological as well as theological and spiritual factors involved. In addition, the book will look at the unique role that the Church should play in addressing these issues.
The intended audience of the book is primarily Christian leaders, but it is expected that the book will be of interest to community and political leaders who are open to exploring all dimensions of the issues covered. The Value of Life Discussion Group will also be looking at ways to share the essential information in this book to the widest audience possible.
We welcome papers addressing a broad range of topics related to social issues, human dignity, and the value of life that is made in the image of God, including:
Please email a title and abstract (no more than 300 words) along with your name, contact details, and church or organisation, by 30 April 2016 to:
Glyn Carpenter, NZ Christian Network
The editing group will review the abstracts and respond by 10 May to let interested contributors know which papers will be included in the book.
Papers will be required by end of July and need to be submitted along with the name of a recognised theologian who confirms that the work is consistent with biblical principles and teaching.
Please circulate this Call for Papers to interested parties with relevant expertise and knowledge.
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Meeting the Needs of Special Kids
Cost for the day is $75.00 pp includes notes and morning tea
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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
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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
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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
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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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