Thank you for your interest in our Church's global mission programme. To help you navigate the information on these pages, please use the links below:
Global Mission Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults
Going Global 2017
Read Nambawan! (Vanuatu mission newsletter)
Read Mingalaba (Ricebowl mission newsletter)
Training in Mission
I Love Taiwan
Vanuatu travel subsidy
Health and English Tutors for Korvan
Key mission partnerships
Opportunities to serve
CWM opportunities to serve
Members in mission
International partner organisations
Why, where and how of our global mission
PCANZ has key partnerships the Presbyterian Churches of Vanuatu and Myanmar, and the Church of North India, and. We also have important relationships with networks of churches across Asia and the Pacific, and international bodies like the Council for World Mission. Through these partnerships we respond to the call of Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations and help to provide much-needed resources for Christian mission overseas. This also enriches the life of the PCANZ through our mutual sharing and growing together in the worldwide body of Christ. The various links on this site will provide you with information about the current status of PCANZ Global Mission, and give you an insight into new trends and future possibilities. Individuals and congregations within PCANZ are invited to enquire about how to participate in and support our work, by contacting the Global Mission Coordinator, Phil King
There are several global opportunities currently available for youth and young adults from the PCANZ to participate in. These are exciting options for anyone interested in cross cultural mission and connecting with Christian youth from all over the world. Travel subsidies are available for some of these programmes for successful applicants. Read the information below or contact Global Mission Coordinator Phil King for further information, email@example.com
This programme will be held from 28 May 2017 to 3 June 2017 at the Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Initiated by the Christian Conference of Asia, the YAPA programme’s main aim is to train a new generation of young peace activists and nurture their role in respective societies as peace builders. Read about it here
Are you aged 18-25? Would you be interested in meeting with young people from around the globe? The World Communion of Reformed Churches is holding their General Assembly in Germany in June, and there is a youth gathering prior. This will involve Christian young adults from throughout the world sharing in worship and key issues affecting us globally. Download the information here
I Love Taiwan is an annual two-week long mission programme run by the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan for young adults. Participants learn about the life and culture of Taiwan, and share in the mission of the church. Read about it here
Going Global is a programme of Global Mission and Presbyterian Youth Ministries, providing young adults from the PCANZ and Cooperating congregations to share in a cultural experience with a partner church. A Going Global programme is planned for Myanmar in November/December 2017. Information about this can be found here
Training in Mission is a seven-month long training and formation programme run by the Council for World Mission. This is a good gap year option for young adults interested in mission – and as a bonus, it is fully funded. Applicants must be aged between 18-30 and be able to spend seven months away from home. Enquiries and further information can be obtained from Global Mission Coordinator Phil King, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the latest Nambawan! newsletter, which is dedicated to our partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu. This includes up-to-date information about the PCANZ personnel who are serving with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu, the many ways in which members and congregations of the PCANZ are involved, and the latest progress on cyclone recovery projects.
Read the latest version of Mingalaba, the newsletter dedicated to our Ricebowl Mission partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar.
Here is a small selection of books on missiology which are available from Hewitson Library, Knox College, Dunedin. If this is an interest area for you, I encourage you to check them out. Library staff offer a great service and will post books to members free of charge.
Click here to read how members of Presbyterian and Uniting congregations can apply for a travel subsidy to volunteer in Vanuatu
The Korvan Community Health School is a healthcare training school in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The vision of Korvan is to train Ni-Vanuatu to provide primary health care in their communities, where this is often very limited. Opportunities exist for volunteers from New Zealand to provide tuition on a range of healthcare topics and also English language tuition. Free accommodation is available on-site and from 2018, tutors may come for any length of time that suits - as short as a week or as long as three months. Health professionals and English teachers with an interest in offering their services as a tutor are invited to contact Global Mission Coordinator Phil King, email@example.com
The Korvan Community Health School
Internship opportunities serving with our partner churches in Asia, particularly South Korea, from a few weeks to several months are available through Global Mission. Read about PCANZ member Max Westropp’s internship in South Korea here.
There are many opportunities to serve our partner churches overseas. From volunteer labourers to tradespeople, teachers, health professionals, administration and finance, IT personnel, ministry and more - If you are interested in finding out the how you might be able to share in mission, whether that be just a few weeks or for several months, contact Global Mission Coordinator Phil King.
Going Global is a programme of Global Mission and Presbyterian Youth Ministries. Each year there are opportunities to be involved in programmes in Vanuatu, Taiwan, and other partner churches. Going Global 2017 will take place in Myanmar. Learn more or apply
English teaching positions are available in Thailand with the Church of Christ. These are in church-run schools and can be for a few months to a year. Go to www.teachingenglishinthailand.org
The Council for World Mission (CWM) offers opportunities for cross-cultural mission experiences for young adults. View the CWM website.
The Global Mission website has a link called Members in Mission. If you are a congregation or a member of the PCANZ, and serve in mission that is not directly supported by PCANZ, you are invited to post your information to this site. Click on the Members in Mission link on the sidebar. Check it out, and if you or your congregation have any information that can be added to it, you can fill out the form on-line.
The PCANZ affirms that it is called to work with others to make Jesus Christ known through the five faces of mission:
You are invited to like the Global Mission Facebook page
The Rev Phil King is our Global Mission Coordinator. Contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org or (04)3818294 to find out how you can get involved in the mission of the PCANZ. Donations for our overseas projects and partners can be sent to Global Mission, PCANZ Assembly Office, P.O. Box 9049, Wellington, 6141.