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COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATORNew Zealand Baptist Missionary Society (NZBMS)Part-time Position: 20hours/ week Location: NZBMS office, Penrose, Auckland NZBMS is the denominational overseas mission organisation for the Baptist Churches of New Zealand. NZBMS is comprised of four entities (Tranzsend – recruitment and sending; Banzaid – aid and development; Marketplacers – Business; Mission World – resourcing and mobilising) which together serve the churches in New Zealand and the communities NZ...

August 5, 2020

Asia Pacific Baptist Federation Covid-19 Appeal

Our friends at the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation are appealing for donors to contribute towards their Covid19 Health and Humanitarian Disaster Appeal for Asia Pacific. Donations can be made via NZBMS using the following information:Account number: 02-0232-0150075-002Reference: APBF appeal...

May 27, 2020

Support In A Pandemic - Engaging Fear And Worry

by Dr Christina Baird PhD, Founder and Director of Bread & Pomegranates, is a psychologist, coach and professional supervisor helping people to critically reflect, explore the future and respond creatively through one-on-one sessions and group reflective learning opportunities. This article was originally published by Missions Interlink in the April 2020 Bulletin. For more information on the work of Missions Interlink, and to sign up for their monthly bulletin, please visit missions.org.nz ...

April 29, 2020

Opportunities for volunteer teachers in Samoa

NZ Samoan Baptist churches are part of a network called ‘World United Samoan Baptist Churches.’ This includes Samoan Baptists from NZ, Australia, Western Samoa and American Samoa. They recent held a conference in Apia, gathering to strengthen relationships, teach on aspects of church life and ministry that help break away from entrenched customs, and to explore church planting. At that conference, I (Lindsay Jones) was approached by two different pastors about NZ primary school teachers maki...

October 8, 2019

We Need Long-Term, Spiritually Aware, Resilient People

We currently we have a number of overseas opportunities. We ask that you would lift up our need for more overseas workers across our fields, and ask that God would make known the people He has called to these roles.  Below, one of our overseas team, who is serving in South Asia, briefly shares his thoughts of the types of skills needed for overseas service.  Think Long-Term While we can use short-term people here, it is more useful, and fruitful, for people to come for the long-te...

September 9, 2019

Spirit(ual) Leadership Te Āhuru Wairua

By Jay Matenga (Director, Missions Interlink New Zealand; Associate Director, World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission) We live in an age where, to paraphrase The Teacher, “…of making many leadership books, there is no end” (Ecclesiastes 12:12). In the Christian world, as in the commercial world, leadership is a much sought-after art. There is no doubt that the world needs more great leaders. We have too many bad leaders. Every leadership book author seeks to rectify that imbalan...

September 2, 2019

The Leadership Gap

Mission, at least where I serve, appears to be facing a ‘Leadership Gap’. Many of the ‘old-timers’, who went to the mission field for ‘life’, are retiring. These people went to the field, learnt the language and culture, served in locations where there was no church, and saw a church develop - maybe even a group of churches. In their later years, they have worked alongside the local church, helping the current and potential leaders develop the necessary skills to carry on the work. D...

August 26, 2019

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

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

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

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...

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