Carey Baptist College’s “School of Preaching” and “Kiwimade Preaching” are hosting three one-day preaching workshops in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin (24th – 26th May) with Rev Dr Paul Windsor. It’s not often in New Zealand that we now get to hear Paul Windsor on preaching. He is uniquely placed to speak into the ministry of preaching given he travels so extensively throughout the Majority World facilitating preaching movements. Cost includes morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch. See here for details:


Gordonton Presbyterian Church is about to ‘Celebrate’ 100 years since the dedication of its Church in 1918.

The celebration will take place on the weekend following Labour weekend, October 27th & 28th 2018.

Preliminary programme:

Afternoon tea. Saturday October 27th at Woodlands Homestead, Gordonton

Evening of Saturday October 27th. A celebration dinner in the Gordonton Hall

Sunday morning October 28th Worship service at Gordonton Presbyterian / Oaks Christian Centre.

A book celebrating the occasion is currently being prepared, and will be available for sale.

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Laidlaw College warmly invites you to attend a conference exploring the theme of becoming an Intercultural Church on Friday 11 May (evening) and Saturday 12 May 2018.

With many New Zealand churches reflecting our increasingly multi-ethnic society, how do we move from diversity to inclusion? Many churches rejoice that they have members from a variety of ethnicities but the way they worship when they gather often reflects a western framework which is not always welcoming to those seeking to participate. How do we move towards becoming intercultural?

Register here.


On 15-21 April 2018, lay and ordained rural church leaders gather together in Lincoln, Christchurch to be inspired, encouraged and equipped to face the challenges and opportunities of rural mission and ministry.

In addition to the main conference there is a young adult (16-25) stream.

This event aims to inspire, encourage and equip rural church leaders from across the globe as they explore the challenges and opportunities facing rural mission and ministry. With a learning community approach at its core, lay and ordained groups from countries and regions will consider together the ‘What is?’, ‘What could be?’ and ‘What will be?’ for their rural church context, inspired by stories and worship from different countries and traditions, and fed by key notes on reconciling communities and collaborative ministry. Delegates will leave with action steps for their area, a set of resources for mission and poverty reduction, new friends and a network offering ongoing support.

For full details including timetable, speakers, cost, and booking see


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