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
Donations over $5 are tax-deductible
Listen to Jacqui’s deeply personal and moving story as she shares the courage of her grandmother and mother, who chose to allow a pregnancy to continue that was the result of rape and the difficulties to reconcile her life with the violent act that her mother had suffered.
“Over the years, I’ve come to realise [that] it’s actually not the child’s fault that their mother may have conceived against her will. It’s almost like a punishment to abort that child.”
Today’s challenges come in the form of pushback given around the abortion issue. “Oftentimes the pushback is ‘Oh, but what about women who have been raped?’
“The challenge that I face when I hear comments like that is like, ‘Should I be alive?’ But I am reconciled and grateful. I am reconciled that I am alive and that’s OK. And yes, my conception didn’t come about in a romantic, pretty way… I value that… I value life. I have just as much right to be alive as anyone else.”
Jacqui wanted to make an oral submission to the select committee regarding the proposed changes to abortion law but was declined. When she asked why not, they were unable to provide a clear answer.
“Eventually they said they had heard from lawyers, doctors, teachers… Basically everybody better than me.” Given the opportunity, she would have told them the same as what she would tell any woman who had been raped, ‘Please consider carefully the ramifications of this Bill that you are trying to pass because the premise of aborting due to rape, you’re basically saying that I – and women like me, children, you know – shouldn’t be alive. And to be honest, I find that very arrogant.’
“I don’t believe that we should be deciding who lives and who dies. I find it arrogant that someone would be saying, ‘You shouldn’t be alive, Jacqui.’ … I’m still a human being.”
Jacqui concludes her story with a message to others who have been conceived in similar circumstances, but the same would apply to anyone who’s life was threatened with the ‘offer’ of being aborted.
I would encourage you to stand up. Be proud. Live your life. It’s a cheesy statement but take each day and make it yours. You have every right to life – just as much as everyone else.
Gayann and her husband, Stephen, have provided web design and email communication support to NZCN since 2006. Gayann homeschooled their two children for nine years before she was ‘made redundant’ and officially joined our staff. Stephen and Gayann currently fellowship at The Upper Room, in Newmarket.
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....
Carey Centre for Lifelong Learning
+64 9 526 6362
GO2020 - Every Believer is a Witness Together we can reach one billion people with the Gospel
Global Outreach Day is the largest outreach mobilisation effort in human history. The idea is simple: Do something to connect the gospel with someone.
Global Outreach Day 2020 is a special globally-united effort and is set to be the largest outreach mobilisation effort EVER, with a prayer goal of 100m mobilised to connect the gospel with 1b people!
All Together NZ
07 576 9083
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
JUNE - History
JULY - Te Ao Māori ‘Māori world’
AUGUST - Forgiveness
SEPTEMBER - New Testament
OCTOBER - Christology
Cost per seminar $25 or SUBSCRIBE to the series for $150
How to …. A children's ministry training day for 2020 provided by CBM.
In this training day we will give you the How to... of Children's Ministry: Be an effective storyteller, Manage children in the classroom, Gain Participation, Organize an effective children's program, Use multimedia.
Cost for the day is $75.00 pp includes notes and morning tea
+64 9 630 5271
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
Many Christians struggle with hard questions about faith.
Confident Christianity Conference equips Christians with thoughtful answers to defend faith, navigate culture & reach people
AUCKLAND - 15 & 16 May
CHRISTICHURCH - 22 & 23 May
WELLINGTON - 26 & 27 June
TAURANGA - 31 July & 1 August
HAMILTON - 7 & 8 August
0800 2 ENGAGE
This online teaching series looks at understanding te Tiriti o Waitangi as a covenant based Relationship for Aotearoa New Zealand. Sign up and join David Moko and Dr Alistair Reese as they teach this online series....
Copyright © 2020 NZ Christian Network