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Across the country, Presbyterian and Uniting congregations are marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with special events and services. Check out a listing of events here

Otago University Reformation Lectures

In March, April and May, Otago University’s Department of Theology and Religion is hosting a series of public lectures and seminars to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation:  Luther After 500 Years – The “tragic necessity” of the Reformation. 

Among the lecturers are Professor Amy Burnett, who will speak on “The Reformation and women’s place in the sixteenth century”; Professor Wolfgang Huber, former bishop of the Evangelical Church in Germany, speaking on “The spirit of Reformation and future of the market economy”, and Associate Professor John Stenhouse from Otago University whose lecture is titled: “Luther, the Bible and Science”. 

Otago University acknowledges the support of the Synod of Otago and Southland for their support of the programme. 

Download a full programme including dates and venues here

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Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership is inviting ministry practitioners into a listening in mission practical learning course. Listening is an active process, in which we grow by doing. It begins with action, stepping into the space of another. It proceeds by “double listening” - to God and people. Online technologies will be used to support ministers in undertaking a practical project in their community. 

Click here for more information.

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The Governance Board of Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre invites applications for the annual Vaughan Park Residential Scholarship.

The scholarship provides the successful applicant with a supportive environment, including accommodation and meals, for a period of three consecutive month’s full time study at the Centre.

Applicants may be lay or ordained, will hold a recognised level of tertiary education, be committed to an approved subject of study and able to be resident at Vaughan Park for the period of the Scholarship.

The following choice of 3 month periods is available:

  • March - May
  • July - September

Please indicate your preference with your application.

How to apply
Applications should be made, in writing, to the Scholarship Grants Committee of the Vaughan Park Governance Board and should include:

  • a short biography 
  • an abstract and overall context of the study
  • referemces from at least two and no more than three referees

Applications close on 8 September 2017.

For full information including the criteria for application and the conditions of Scholarship, please contact:our Director, the Rev. Iain Gow at director@vaughanpark.org.nz.

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Vaughan Park Retreat is inviting applications for three separate residencies of one month in February, June and October 2018.

Successful applications will benefit from a  month’s full-time study at the Centre in a supportive environment, which includes accommodation and meals.

Applications should be made in writing to the Scholarship Grants Committee of the Vaughan Park Governance Board and should include:

  • a short biography,
  • an abstract and/or portfolio and the overall context of the project
  • your date preference
  • references from two referees

Applications close on 8 September 2017. 

For more information including the criteria for application and the conditions of the Scholarship, please contact our Director, the Rev. Iain Gow at director@vaughanpark.org.nz.

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The Centre for Theology and Public Issues in Wellington is proud to present the “Keeping Faith in Politics” series. The lectures contribute to the conversation around this year’s general election. Lectures are being held at various venues around Wellington and for dates and other details, click here 

The Centre for Theology and Public Issues in Wellington is proud to present the “Keeping Faith in Politics” series. The lectures contribute to the conversation around this year’s general election. Lectures are being held at various venues around Wellington and for dates and other details, click hereThe Centre for Theology and Public Issues in Wellington is proud to present the “Keeping Faith in Politics” series. The lectures contribute to the conversation around this year’s general election. Lectures are being held at various venues around Wellington and for dates and other details, click hereThe Centre for Theology and Public Issues in Wellington is proud to present the “Keeping Faith in Politics” series. The lectures contribute to the conversation around this year’s general election. Lectures are being held at various venues around Wellington and for dates and other details, click here
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Held 16-18 May, the three-day conference includes a wide range of workshops, and the guest speaker is Rev Geoff New of Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership. For information about costs, how to register and the programme, download the conference brochure.

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Do people approach you to talk about their spiritual life?
Would you like to train as a Spiritual Director? 

Spiritual Growth Ministries offers a well-regarded and comprehensive two year, part-time programme, designed to inspire and form you as an effective Spiritual Director.

The programme includes:

  • study of the theology and practices of Christian Spiritual Direction
  • deepening personal spiritual formation
  • regular workshops conducted by experienced practitioners
  • supervised one-to-one spiritual direction practice

For all enquiries contact the programme coordinator: fran.francis@sgm.org.nz

or visit our website: www.sgm.org.nz

(Applications for 2018 due by 20th September 2017. Late applications will be considered.)

 

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A New Face is a Council for World Mission (CWM) programme for newly ordained clergy. It is a full-time residential immersion programme that spans six weeks and is designed to give participants a cross-cultural experience of mission. The programme is being hosted in Auckland from 8 Sept-20 Oct 2017. Read more about the programme

Applications close on 15 July 2017, and those interested in applying can download the application form here. Please note that applications must be endorsed by the Church’s Assembly Executive Secretary. For enquiries about this, please contact Rev Wayne Matheson.

 

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