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
Price includes postage and packaging within New Zealand
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How’s My Support Network, by Helen Calder, was peer-reviewed by Glyn Carpenter, former National Director of NZ Christian Network
We all have some level of support network, whether we recognise it or not. Here’s an opportunity to look at your support network and consider ways to strengthen it. This may be especially relevant for those whose situation is changing or has recently changed.
Admit it or not we all need support. It’s a critical part of our wellbeing. God does not intend us to be alone, He created us in community. But have you ever thought about the network of support that you yourself may receive from family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues, church congregation and others? A whole variety of people may provide you with practical, emotional, professional, social and spiritual support. However, there may also be ways you can strengthen your network so that you are even better supported and your wellbeing is enhanced.
When I was ill in 2013 I took the opportunity to review where my support came from and where there might be gaps that could be helpfully filled. I developed a support matrix (table/grid) to do this, together with a series of questions. That helped me see some gaps and take action. Since then I’ve shared the matrix with many others who’ve also found it helpful.
Here are some guidelines on how to use the support matrix. Everyone will need to tailor it to their own situation.
The columns are the types of support that may be needed.
Select and download the Personal Support Matrix and make it your own.
Where are the gaps? What’s missing or needs strengthening?
Are there particular situations where you need more support at present?
What other types of support (not people) do you have or could you develop? This might include for example daily devotional time, reading a professional magazine or website, giving yourself a treat. Use the bottom row of the matrix for this.
What do you do to chill out and relax?
What changes in your life might affect your support network?
Which of your support networks are likely to change if you end paid employment?
How might your support network be affected if you moved to a new area?
What intentional steps can you make now to strengthen your support network? What is the priority at present?
When should you next review your support network?
Produced by Helen Calder, Helen’s Headlines are short resources with a Christian ethos for anyone involved in leadership of a Christian charity or church, especially smaller ones. With 40 years of experience, including 17 years as executive director: finance and services at the Evangelical Alliance, Helen is well-placed to share the lessons she has learnt during a career in industry and the Christian charity sector.
Each resource introduces key points on a topic, often including a checklist for action and signposts to more detailed information on the subject. They cover aspects of the following areas: governance, strategy, management and leadership, money, personal matters and end of life.
All Helen’s Headlines resources are available for anyone who finds them useful. This includes trustees, staff and volunteers of charities and churches, as well as individuals.
A day for church pioneers, innovators & renovators exploring how to create newness in a culture of threatening sameness, how better to support those doing new things, and how we can more effectively do mission together....
CITY to CITY
The first children's ministry training day for 2020 provided by CBM.
In this training day we cover: Ministry to children, Effectively presenting the Gospel, Counselling New Christians, Memorizing Scripture and have practical group sessions
Cost for the day is $75.00 pp includes notes and morning tea
+64 9 630 5271
Show your support by joining us for the Auckland March for Life.
Gather at Freyberg Square at 1 pm
The aims of the Marc for Life Auckland are to: Celebrate life, Remember the more than 500,000+ pre-born babies who have lost their lives to abortion, Increase public awareness of abortion and its impact on women, families and society, Bring all New Zealanders of goodwill together, united in the one common vision of making abortion unthinkable.
See the full listing for full details and flyers to help spread the word!
March For Life NZ
A fun-filled weekend where kids aged 9-16 with physical and mild intellectual disabilities can have a blast, make new friends and enjoy a weekend especially designed with them in mind!...
An achingly beautiful choral work featuring the Los Angeles Master Chorale performing the great Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso’s final and most famous composition. It conveys a powerful sense of mortality while vividly illuminating the Biblical story of St. Peter, whose grief after he denies Christ surges through this profoundly moving cycle of 20 madrigals (songs)....
Auckland Arts Festival
+64 9 309 0101
We all have "diffabilities" - different abilities!"
Meeting the Needs of Special Kids
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
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