Global Mission

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:

Lamnatu Community, Middle Bush, Tanna, Vanuatu
Global Mission Update 2017
Vincents in Vanuatu
Using our Gifts in Vanuatu - Gloria Jones
Don and Shirley Anton; Our Global Mission Story
Global Mission Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults
Read Nambawan! (Vanuatu mission newsletter)
Read Mingalaba (Ricebowl mission newsletter)  
Training in Mission 
A Year Teaching English at Talua, Vanuatu
I Love Taiwan
Key mission partnerships 
Opportunities to serve
CWM opportunities to serve
Members in mission
International partner organisations 
Why, where and how of our global mission
Contact us 

Ambae Island Evacuation

The volcanic activity on the island of Ambae in Vanuatu has been in the news lately. The unpredictability of this volcanic activity has led to the evacuation of more than 11,000 people - the entire island of Ambae. Many of the PCANZ members who support our partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu (PCV) may be wondering about making a donation to assist with costs of caring for the evacuees. At this stage the most appropriate way to respond is not yet clear. The PCANZ is in regular contact with the PCV about potential support for the people of Ambae, and those who are hosting them; and will inform you if we will be launching an appeal. 

Introduction

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

Global Mission Newsletter 2017

Please click the image to view the newsletter.

CWS Rohingya Refugee Appeal

PCANZ’s Global Mission encourages your support for the CWS Rohingya Refugee Appeal. The PCANZ has a mission partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar, called the Ricebowl Mission. Through this partnership, awareness of, and support for, the people of Myanmar has grown and become widespread throughout the PCANZ. The situation of the Rohingya people in Myanmar is a humanitarian crisis resulting from decades of struggle in the complex web of Myanmar's multi-ethnic, multi-religious society, exacerbated by years of brutal military rule. The members of the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar are almost exclusively of the Chin ethnic group, one of many ethnic minorities within this country. Due to the nature of social and political life in Myanmar, they will largely have little awareness of, and no involvement in the Rohingya crisis which is taking place in a remote area of Myanmar called the Rakhine State, near the Bangladesh border. This crisis is still unfolding but it is clear the Rohingya people need the involvement of the international community. Find out more and donate to the CWS appeal here.

Call for Donations to Help Rebuild Historic Church

The Kaimai Presbytery is getting behind a project to rebuild a historic church on Tanna Island, Vanuatu, that was destroyed after Cyclone Pam in 2015. Read about how you can support this project here 

Global Mission Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults

Occasionally there are global opportunities available for youth and young adults from the PCANZ. 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. Read the information below or contact Global Mission Coordinator Phil King for further information, phil@presbyterian.org.nz

Training in Mission 2018

Training in Mission 2018
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. Further information can be obtained here.

Going Global
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.

I Love Taiwan

I Love Taiwan is an annual mission programme run by the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, for young adults aged 16-35 (yes, that is still young!) Each year they invite young adults from all over the world to participate in this multicultural faith-based event. Participants learn about the life and culture of Taiwan, and share in the mission of the church, while meeting like-minded young adult Christians from all over the world. Members of the PCANZ are invited to apply for this, which takes place between late June and early July each year. Two members of PCANZ attended the 2016 programme and one in 2017.

Successful applicants will receive a subsidy from Global Mission. The remaining the costs (airfares) need to be borne by the applicant and his or her church. A maximum of four applicants will be accepted each year. Information about I Love Taiwan 2018 will be out early in 2018. For further information please contact Phil King

Nambawan! Newsletter - Vanuatu

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.

Mingalaba Newsletter - Myanmar

Myanmar

Read the latest version of Mingalaba, the newsletter dedicated to our Ricebowl Mission partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar.

A Year Teaching English at Talua, Vanuatu

Helen was a teacher at Talua Ministry Training Centre in Vanuatu for a year in 2017. During her time there she taught English to about 50 diploma students as a support for their theological  studies. Click here to read about Helen Wells' experience . And contact Phil King if you interested in teaching at Talua. 

Our Key Mission Partnerships

Follow the links for information on our mission partnerships in VanuatuIndia and Myanmar

Internships
Read about PCANZ member Jordan Grimmer’s internship in South Korea.

Opportunities to Serve

Wide Range of Ways to Serve
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.

English teachers in Thailand
English teaching positions are available with the Church of Christ in Thailand. These are in church-run schools and can be for a few months to a year. Go to www.teachingenglishinthailand.org

Council for World Mission Opportunities

The Council for World Mission (CWM) offers opportunities for cross-cultural mission experiences for young adults, ordained ministers and theology students.  View the CWM website.

Members in Mission

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.

Partner International Organisations

The Uniting Church in Australia

Council for World Mission

Christian World Service

International Ecumenical Councils

PCANZ Global Mission - Why, Where, and How

The PCANZ affirms that it is called to work with others to make Jesus Christ known through the five faces of mission:

  • Through proclamation of the gospel
  • Through the nurture and teaching of people in the Christian faith
  • Through response to human need in loving service
  • Through seeking to transform society
  • Through care for creation

Global Mind: A Theology of Mission - Called, Sent, Empowered

Contact Us

You are invited to like the Global Mission Facebook page

The Rev Phil King is our Global Mission Coordinator. Contact him on phil@presbyterian.org.nz 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.

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