|v-Zine September 2010|
Planning for the 6th New Zealand Christian Leaders' Congress next February is well advanced. Held every three years, the congress is the only event of its kind in New Zealand and an opportunity for leaders from all denominations, cities and parachurch ministries to get together in an informal setting. Read more…
Earthquakes and other disasters:
The Christchurch earthquake brought out the best in community spirit, as family, friends and neighbours worked tirelessly to help those who were traumatised or suffered major damage. Read more…
Separation of church and stateSeparation of church and state is a good idea, New Zealand Christian Network (visionnetwork) National Director Glyn Carpenter said in a recent Newstalk ZB interview. Read more (and hear the interview)…
Foreshore and seabed discussion
New law introduced into Parliament by the National-led Government has renewed debate on how the foreshore and seabed should be administered. In 2004, New Zealand Christian Network (visionnetwork) brought together four people with specialist interest in the topic to debate the issue. Read more…
The International Director of the World Evangelical Alliance, Dr Geoff Tunnicliffe, has welcomed the unanimous condemnation of a Florida church's plan to burn copies of the Koran, but asks that the same level of concern be shown when acts of aggression are committed against any faith. Read more…
Church Life Survey seminar
Since 1996, the Church Life Survey group has been working to bring out a survey of church attendees at the same time as the five-yearly New Zealand census. The process has worked in the Australia and with a wider international group. Read more…
One of the leading lights of the Christian apologetics group Thinking Matters Tauranga, Rodney Lake, has started a new blog, to keep people informed of the things that the Thinking Matters network is up to, and to comment on events in the public square. You can check it out at www.rodneylake.com/blog
Lausanne delegates meet
A number of the New Zealand delegates who will be attending the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization at Cape Town from 16 to 25 October met recently to share their hopes for the event. Read more…
AGM farewells Mark Strom
The 2010 NZ Christian Network AGM was a great occasion to catch up with friends and news of activities over the past year. It was also an opportunity to hear from Mark Strom, outgoing principal of Laidlaw College, and to bid farewell as he and wife Sue head back to Australia to take up a new position. To read the AGM report, click here...
The media and religion
‘Understanding the religious dimensions of the news requires competency, expertise and training. Our journalists simply do not have this,' Professor Paul Morris, of Victoria University's Religious Studies Programme, told the Religious Diversity Forum in Christchurch on 23 August 2010. Read more…
Climate Change forum recordings
Recorded extracts from talks given at the Clearing the Air climate-change forum are now available at the NZ Christian Network website. Click here…
Prayer & fasting for victims of sexual trafficking
The Fifth Annual International Weekend of Prayer and Fasting for victims of sexual trafficking, which is being promoted by the World Evangelical Alliance, will be held on
WEA head addresses Pentecostal World Conference
The International Director of the World Evangelical Alliance, Dr Geoff Tunnicliffe, has affirmed the strength of relations between Pentecostals and other evangelicals in a formal address to the triennial Pentecostal World Conference. Read more…
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Promise Keepers GPS 2010 men's events
The Promise Keepers event can become an important link in the process of guiding men on their journey of spiritual growth. This event is designed to be incorporated as part of the annual cycle of your ministry with men. It will invigorate your men so that you have a great finish with your own year-end events and build a solid base for the following year.
Just Action Conference – ‘the power to change’
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2– 9 January 2011, Orama on Great Barrier Island with Ian Grant and Graig Heilmann.
Have you ever wanted a REAL family holiday that didn’t require you to mortgage the house. We are talking about an overseas island holiday for the whole family, where everything is right on your doorstep, some of the best beaches in the world, great tramping, great surf, great atmosphere. For the energetic there is kayaking, abseiling, and a climbing wall, fishing, snorkelling, ball games and safe swimming.
This is an all-meals catered island holiday at the Orama Christian Conference Centre on Great Barrier Island. Ian Grant or Craig Heilmann will be speaking for one evening session per day. There will be a well-organised children’s programme, with experienced supervisors on site as well. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.orama.org.nz or phone (09) 429 0063
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