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Missions Reset

June 8, 2020
This time of challenge to the church’s activities worldwide and to local congregations has been a reflective one. We have been led to ask serious questions about the reasons for which our churches exist. This may be our best chance at a constructive biblical reset.&nb...
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to sharpen our thinking

April 20, 2020
Not matter where we are in the world at the moment, Covid-19 has impacted all of our lives, and as a result, we are all having to rethink how we live and work. Part of that rethinking also requires us to relook at how we do church and what that means to the way we live out o...
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So, what is commendation, anyway? It’s a word we don’t typically use in our everyday conversations, is it? The Oxford dictionary puts it this way, “an act of commending or recommending (esp a person to another’s favour)” For me that’s a clear explanation that fit...
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Mission and Money

May 9, 2019
“Money often costs too much,"  a profound little statement that is pertinent to missions. Missionaries from western countries like New Zealand are often vastly wealthier than the people that we go to. For example, in 2017 New Zealanders earned on average $50,000 a yea...
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Here is a book worth reading and giving to your Leadership and Missions team. Its just 120 pages of A5 text yet packs a punch with foundational stuff! Review Missions - How the Local Church Goes Global; Andy Johnson (Crossway, Illinois: 2017) The book begins with a foreword ...
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Growing People Through Mission

February 13, 2019
Recently I encountered a new Pakistani Christian in Malaysia who came to Christ through a discipling process that intentionally shared the good news of Jesus. He had left Pakistan and his religious roots to pursue women and beer in Bangkok but had found Christ in Kuala Lumpu...
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One thing is clear. There is a serious leadership meltdown in the Church today. All across the Christendom continuum, the cry for the need for visionary leaders with integrity is being echoed. For years we have been training leaders who only know how to maintain the status q...
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Made For More

January 3, 2019
What is the story we tell ourselves and each other about who we are? Storytelling plays a noble and historic role in our lives and in society. Stories give us a narrative to guide and instruct us. They are crucial to our knowing who we are; they provide a sense of identity.&...
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How Did I Get here?

December 5, 2018

Part 2

This article is based on an interview with Katie, a social worker with a passion for justice. Tell us about the work you’re doing with Partners in Thailand and Burma. Currently I’m settling into my role at Partners and figuring out what it is going to look like. At the m...
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How Did I Get Here?

November 28, 2018
Interview by Melanie Crosbie | GC3 Youth Director AssistantThis article is based on an interview with Katie, a social worker with a passion for justice. Katie grew up in Te Awakairangi (Lower Hutt) with her parents, three younger sisters and their Yorkshire Terrier. In 2011 ...
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