v-Zine August 2010
Organisers of the Clearing the Air forum held at Unitec in Auckland (16–17 July 2010) were pleased with the forum and the outcomes. Dr Jonathan Leaver, a lecturer at Unitec, said ‘the simple fact of academia and the Church collaborating on such an important topic as climate change was itself a significant outcome.' New Zealand Christian Network (visionnetwork) partnered with Unitec to organise a line-up of speakers described by Archbishop David Moxon in his closing summary as ‘truly world class'.
Action toolkits for Micah Challenge
NZ Christian Network is urging all New Zealanders to get on board with the Micah Challenge as the world approaches the two-thirds mark on 10 October towards the Millennium Development Goals. Action toolkits and other resources are now available for people to mark the occasion. Read more…
Clergy ARE tax exempt for church houses
Consternation over an IRD tax-guide statement caused the Inter Church Working Party on Taxation to approach the department to clarify whether clergy should pay tax on their church-supplied houses. Read more…
Spiritual vacuum fallout
New Zealand Christian Network says the country's major social problems are a direct result of a spiritual vacuum. Read more…
Abortion as ‘The Lesser Evil'
Feminist Antonia Senior has surprised the pro-abortion world with an acknowledgement that a fetus is a human life. However, R. Albert Mohler Jr writes that Senior has then gone on to argue that life must yield to the inviolable feminist principle of abortion rights. Read more…
To Serve Is to Suffer
If the apostle Paul knew fatigue, anger, and anxiety in his ministry, what makes us think we can avoid them in ours? This article by Ajith Fernando is the 10th in the Lausanne Global Conversation series.
Sealed church in Indonesia
From the World Evangelical Alliance Liberty Prayer News: ‘Compass Direct News Service reports that since 11 th April, 2010, The Gereja Kristen Indonesia (GKI) Taman Yasmin Church in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, has held services on the roadside in front of the sealed church in stifling heat, after the mayor of Bogor had sealed the church building. Read more…
Latest Press releases
Latest press releases from NZ Christian Network:
Marketplace network leader Martien Kelderman is on sabbatical studying at Regent College and London School of Contemporary Christian Studies. While away he's been travelling, studying and also been writing some of his reflections. Read more...
"New Zealand Christian Network's vision is to see the unity in the Church that Jesus prayed for in John 17:23 and our society living in accordance with God's will," says National Director Glyn Carpenter in his 2010 Annual Report. To read the full report of the year's activities, click here.
And now for the Rugby World Cup…
New Zealand Christian Network National Director Glyn Carpenter has been assisting a group discussing opportunities for Christian outreach at the Rugby World Cup in 2011. ‘This group is well connected,' said Mr Carpenter, ‘with links to international Christian sporting groups, as well as all of the major local groups. Read more…
Religious diversity in the workplace
NZ Christian Network's Glyn Carpenter has been involved as a member of the reference group commenting on the Human Rights Commission's draft document, and has already attended the first meetings. NZ Christian Network is hoping that many people will make their own comments. Read more…
A new season has dawned for Global Day of Prayer
Global Day of Prayer was marked for the last time in 2010, and a new focus is planned. NZ Christian Network has been involved with this campaign since 2004, first with good friend John Fulford, who died last year, and this year with Mike Knott of Elim Church in Wellington. Read more…
Restructuring for better conflict resolution
Neil Evans, CEO of Resolve, says a restructuring of Resolve, The Christian Service for Disputes Resolution, will put it in a better position to present its services to a greater number of Christians around the country. Read more…
New Zealand Christian Network says new research indicates that times are changing for evangelism. Read more…
World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People
NZ Christian Network is pleased to support the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People, to be held in New Zealand at Turangawaewae, 9–17 January 2011. The gathering was founded in 1996 by Monte and Linda Ohia, and has been held in a different country every second year since then. This will be the first time back in New Zealand since then. More information can be found at http://www.wcgipnz.org/
Workshop on Sustainable Living
Office space available
‘Destination World: THE CALL' conference
Promise Keepers GPS 2010 men's events
Coffee and Dessert Evening with Colin Edwards
New Zealand Christian Network, visionnetwork, PO Box 112 287 Penrose Auckland 1642