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
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Retreat Activities for Beginners, by Helen Calder, was peer-reviewed by Anne Douglas, Eremia Christian Retreat – Coromandel
No need to do all the activities below.
For the most part there’s no particular order.
Have a flexible plan.
Aim to spend a maximum of an hour on each activity,
though it’s fine to go on longer if you are finding something helpful.
Before you go ask a few trusted friends to be praying for you while you’re away: that you will hear God clearly.
Take time to settle in, find your room, unpack your things and take a stroll round the house and gardens to familiarise yourself with what’s where plus places and times for meals and any services.
Near the start of the time it may be helpful to journal/write in a notebook where you’re at. This could include: Questions for God, Decisions to make, Current challenges, how you are feeling.
Have a time of thanksgiving and praise to God for your life to date. You might like to record some of these in your journal too.
Sit in the sun, take a nap, pause regularly for a hot or cold drink.
Talk with someone on the team of the place where you are staying who can listen to you and pray for/with you. You may need to book a slot in advance.
Try a Bible word chase: using www.biblegateway.com search for Bible verses that include words like guide, guidance, direction, choice, faithful. You may like to add other words. Jot the verses that seem most relevant down in your journal. There may be promises you want to claim from God.
You might like to paint or colour the words of a particularly meaningful Bible verse or a relevant word e.g. future, new, direction. As you paint or colour be alert to what God may be saying to you.
Go for a walk beyond the grounds, maybe to the park or the beach. You may want to use it for a conversation with God or to focus on what you can see or hear or smell!
Take time to daydream about your dreams/aspirations, your heart’s desire. What do you think is the desire of God’s heart for you?
Allow time to sit quietly and listen to what God may be saying to you. Again you may like to write it down.
Keep some time at the end of your retreat to review what’s happened, reread what you’ve journaled, make a list/plan of anything you are now going to do and commit it to God, giving thanks to Him for this time out.
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.
The New Zealand Catholic Medical Association (NZCMA) is happy to announce its inaugural South Island launch meeting happening September 21st in Christchurch. Founded in 2019 with the support of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference with the aim to support medical practitioners, drawing on the treasures of our faith, especially in regard to the ethical challenges of healthcare today....
NZ Catholic Medical Association
021 058 8338
Paul’s letters stand at the centre of the dispute over women’s role in church ministry, with each side of the dispute championing texts from the Apostle. How do we understand those texts where Paul instructs women to be silent, or the 1 Timothy 2 passage where Paul forbids women to teach or exercise authority over men? Are these texts addressing a specific cultural situation or should they be treated as universal prohibitions?
Craig Keener delved deeply into the world of Paul and wrestled with these thorny texts in his book Paul,Women and Wives: Marriage and Women's Ministry in the Letters of...
0800 999 777
Our Disability Awareness Seminar is a great foundation for those wanting to gain a better understanding of what it is like to live with a disability and for people interested in volunteering with us. We would encourage anyone who wants to learn how to be more inclusive to join us....
(09) 636 4763
Elevate Christian Disability Trust
This new 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 - Culture: God, humanity, and the project of Creation
APRIL - Old Testament: The Prophets (an introduction)
MAY - Pastoral Care: The local church
JUNE - New Testament: Reading the Gospels well
JULY - Youth: The Gospel and the next generation
AUGUST - Mission: Households in Mission in Acts and Today
SEPTEMBER - History: Fighting for Peace (the...
Carey Centre for Lifelong Learning
+64 9 526 6362
This event is for any person who desires to pray for the different communities that come together in the Auckland area such as business (the professions), politics, the arts and those in need....
NZ Christian Network
09 525 0949
David and Dale Garratt and Scripture in Song are coming to Christchurch. Let’s worship together and stand in solidarity for your city and its people....
Scripture in Song
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