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Leadership in Missions

by an OMF Member working in the area of teaching and leadership development宣教中的领导力 This is a big topic indeed, so I will attempt to put forward some points and convictions that I have built up over the years; being led and at times having the opportunities to lead.这真是一个大话题。所以我会尝试提出我多年来建立起来的一些观点和信念;被带领,有时也有机会带领别人。Regardless of whether it is leadership in missions or leadership in genera...

August 19, 2019

The Forgotten Communities

What’s the vision? To launch and support long-term ministry teams of 12 to 15 faithful witnesses in new communities over the next two years. Right now we are mobilising three critical areas of support for these teams: prayer, finances and people.Once a team launches, they will:1. Build friendships, seeking opportunities to share the gospel amongst their neighbours.2. Develop a ministry strategy that is appropriate to the context.How will teams engage? The most effective way to introduce people...

August 12, 2019

Is Human Trafficking In Your Too Hard Basket?

A group of 50 young Nigerian women, promised a better life, had made it overland across the obstacle of the Sahara, run the gauntlet of exploiters waiting for them in Libya, and amazingly, made it to Italy in an overcrowded, barely seaworthy boat. Yet within days people checking on them found that all but two had disappeared.All the others had been trafficked – taken quite openly by Nigerian women coming into the refugee centre, pretending to be a family member claiming to be taking them to a ...

August 5, 2019

MAF Disaster Response

Sent from Hamilton Central Baptist Church, Vaughan and Rosemary serve with MAF International in Cairns, Australia. Vaughan has a significant role in MAF’s global disaster response activities. The information following is taken from their latest newsletter. Following on only 6 weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated southern Mozambique in March, Cyclone Kenneth crossed over northern Mozambique in May. Like the earlier response, MAF was the first agency on the ground responding after the cyclon...

July 29, 2019

Have you heard about Better World?

Better World is a radical social justice gap year experience for school leavers and young adults. This is an incredible opportunity for young people to explore four social justice issues in NZ and Overseas (Fiji, Cambodia) through a Gospel lens through an adventurous life-changing gap year. The four social justice issues looked at include urban poverty, ethical consumption, climate change and refugees and migrants. If you have ever felt challenged to tackle these issues, this is the course for y...

June 25, 2019

Keeping it real

Over the holiday break, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking regarding mission and the church. Specifically, how these two ideas became separate streams of thought. It’s as if we feel the freedom to look at these separately and choose which is more important. I see this as a challenge in the denomination where I’m ordained and I see it as a challenge across the church in New Zealand. Why is mission seen as something we do,? For some, it’s become an add-on when our church has grown enough an...

April 30, 2019

ADMINISTRATION AND SALES MANAGER

Part time (20 hours); Fixed term contractMarketplacers International Ltd (MPIL) is the business arm of The NZ Baptist Missionary Society (NZBMS). NZBMS is comprised of four entities (Tranzsend, Banzaid, Marketplacers, Mission World) which together serve and partner with communities in New Zealand, South Asia, East Asia and South East Asia. This is a part time, fixed term contract (until the end of December 2019). In this role you will be responsible for the effective and efficient oversight of ...

April 20, 2019

Something is happening

How do we understand the moment that we are living in?  God’s mission is truly from anywhere to everywhere. In Colombia, Nigel and Richelle Webb are mentoring these young candidates for mission overseas.  Leidy and Jenny are looking to go to India, Cristal to refugee ministry in Greece and Liz is a dentist with her sights on the Middle East. All hope to leave mid 2019. Another Colombian woman, Yurani, is fundraising to go to Mali to learn French before serving in Niger.  She hop...

March 11, 2019

Creative innovation

“I didn’t know artists could do that!” said one young woman in Dunedin, “I’ve been wondering how I could combine my calling for overseas mission service and my love of art, but didn’t think any mission organisation would want me.” Another artist, given the opportunity to join other creative people on a short-term trip to explore art as mission, arrived in Nairobi last year and couldn’t wipe the smile off her face.  It dawned on her that all her life was leading to this, and ...

March 4, 2019

Join the Woven Life team!

Do you have a background in: TeachingCoachingYouth and children workSocial workHorticultureAgricultureBusiness If so, we’d love to hear from you! The Woven Life Foundation in South East Asia is currently reaching out to communities primarily through the vehicle of teaching English in a fun and interactive way (forget the textbooks and grammar). Through these openings, we aim to use the connections to be a witness. The present communities we are working in include village children (and caregive...

February 25, 2019

An opportunity to hear from Rev. Leor Sarkar

Leor is the General Secretary of the Bangladesh Baptist Church Fellowship (BBCF) and has been in this role for 17 years.Leor came from Chandpur which is an NZBMS mission field, and is deeply indebted to NZ Churches as both his grandfather and father had long associations with NZBMS and his family came to know the Lord through NZ Baptists. He is excited to be in NZ and to share with people and churches who have had such an impact on his family and on Bangladesh Baptists as a whole.Leor lives in D...

October 30, 2018

FINANCE MANAGER

NZBMS is the overseas mission organisation for the Baptist Churches of New Zealand. It is comprised of four entities (Tranzsend, Banzaid, Marketplacers, Mission World) which together serve the churches in New Zealand and communities in South, East and South East Asia. In this full time Auckland-based role, you will be responsible for effectively & strategically developing and managing all financial requirements of NZBMS, working to ‘best practice’ standards for systems and processes. This in...

October 18, 2018

A Life Overseas

A missionary crams a life into a suitcase and begins a journey into foreign places, both geographically and spiritually. Assaulted by cultural stress, ministry challenges, learning a new language, and the trauma of culture shock, missionaries long for community– a sense of connection, regardless of if they are the boiling water alone in an African hut or battling public transport in a crowded Indian city.  No doubt, living overseas can be brutal — on a family, on a faith, and in a s...

October 4, 2018

Operation World - Prayer Guide For Every Nation

Operation World (OW) is widely regarded as the definitive volume of prayer information about the world and is the recipient of the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for Excellence in Evangelical Christian Literature.OW has had seven editions published. The most recent is from 2010, which is a complete update of the 21st century edition, released in 2001. The previous edition was published in 1993. The original edition was produced in 1964, from South Africa, and was only 32 pages of basic...

October 4, 2018

Unreached People Groups

Joshua Project is a research initiative seeking to highlight the ethnic people groups of the world with the fewest followers of Christ. Accurate, updated ethnic people group information is critical for understanding and completing the Great Commission. Revelation 5:9 and 7:9-10 show that there will be some from every tribe, tongue, nation and people before the Throne.Joshua Project seeks to answer the questions that result from the Great Commission's call to make disciples among every ...

October 4, 2018

Praying For The Nations

Prayercast exists to activate victorious, world-changing prayer and worship through mass media and the arts to advance the gospel to the masses. The heart of Prayercast is for those who do not know Christ. Like Andrew Murray, we believe that, “The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.” To this end, Prayercast, a ministry of OneWay, leverages innovative technologies and the help of gifted intercessors a...

October 4, 2018

Ask a Missionary

The website exists to help prospective missionaries along on their journey to long-term mission service. Thousands of them visit the site every month.How It Works Aspiring missionaries search or browse questions and answers that have already been published. Some send in their own questions and receive answers from our staff and volunteers. The most helpful questions and answers are published on our website. Missionaries, mission leaders, and mobilizers also contribute answers and use the site to...

October 4, 2018

Denizen for third culture kids

Denizen is an online magazine and community dedicated to people who grew up in multiple countries, international school alumni, or Third Culture Kids.What is this about?Third Culture Kids are the citizens of the future. We are the international nomads that possess the cross-cultural views and diverse experiences that are necessary in a ever-shrinking world. We are the leaders of tomorrow, perfectly positioned to help others navigate this globalized society.Unfortunately,...

October 4, 2018

Praying For The Unreached

Pray for the Unreached  is A resource to help expand vision and passion for unreached peoples. Each day a different unreached people group is highlighted for prayer and vision. Available on this website or as Android and iOS mobile app, daily email, web widget and RSS....

October 4, 2018

Baptist Youth Ministries

Baptists have been passionate about seeing the youth of New Zealand come to Christ since 1890. A deep legacy has been created over the decades with the establishment of Easter Camps, leadership training and investments by Baptist churches in Youth Pastors, Key Leaders and youth programs. Today, Baptist Youth Ministries (BYM) continues to invest in local Baptist churches in New Zealand—to see young people come Christ and to develop and resource leaders who can relate to and build relationsh...

October 4, 2018

YWAM - A strategic mission partner

Who is YWAM? We're an international volunteer movement of Christians from many backgrounds, cultures and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced "WHY-wham"), our purpose is simply to know God and to make Him known.We are aged between 1 and 100. We live in over 150 nations and we like to work with friends in multi-cultural teams, celebrating the diversity of our different experiences, languages, and perspectives. Operating in more than...

October 4, 2018

Wycliffe - A strategic mission partner

Our mission is to see the scriptures made available through Bible translation to all peoples in the language they know best. When members of every people group in the world are worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ, with access to the Bible in their own language, our reason for existence will cease.At the beginning of this millennium, based on the activity then, the time frame for our mission to be achieved was 2150. Another 150 years! Totally unacceptable! So in 1999 the following was adopted: We e...

October 4, 2018

SIM - A strategic mission partner

SIM is an international and dispersed community of God's people who delight to worship him, are passionate about the Gospel and seek to fulfil the mission of Jesus Christ in the world.Our purpose is to glorify God by planting, strengthening, and partnering with churches around the world as we:evangelise the unreachedminister to human needdisciple believers into churchesequip churches to fulfil Christ's Commission SIM empowers people to make a difference, joining in with what God is doing globall...

October 4, 2018

OMF- A strategic mission partner

Hudson Taylor began the China Inland Mission in 1865 with a vision to reach the millions of Chinese who did not live along the coast of that country and therefore had less access to the gospel. He pioneered creative approaches to sharing the gospel while respecting the language and culture of each group of people. Today, known as OMF International, we work across East Asia, and amongst East Asia's peoples in a variety of places around the world. Our passion and joy is for God’s glory among the...

October 4, 2018

Tranzsend - A strategic mission partner

The world is in great need. We recognise that most of the world's population live in material poverty. We also recognise the spiritual poverty of those without Christ. God calls us to be involved. The Bible tells us God loves the world, His plan is to restore it to Himself, and He calls us to work with him to complete this task. Tranzsend responds to this need and call by helping send, serve, resource and fund NZ Baptists in world mission. Tranzsend is the overseas mission agency of the Baptist ...

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