We live in an ever-changing world, yet the message of Acts 1:8 is unchanged. What Jesus required of his disciples at the dawn of the first millennium, he still requires of us at the dawn of the third millennium.

For over 125 years New Zealand Baptists have been called to serve God in every corner of the world. We have always understood God’s Mission – it’s Mission: World. Our Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria here in Aotearoa New Zealand is critical in the establishment and growth of the church of Jesus Christ, but our call to the ends of the earth is equally critical.

As each new generation discovers and approaches its mission to the world in new and different ways MISSION WORLD is here to help. MISSION WORLD is a department of the New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society, whose mandate is to enable the Baptist churches of New Zealand to fulfil the Great Commission anywhere in the world that God directs. MISSION WORLD’s objectives are to inspire, resource and mobilise NZ Baptists to reach the world.

Partnerships are key in this mandate and these objectives. To help us achieve these we have entered into such partnerships with a number of organisations who together provide support and access to ministries all over the world. Drawing on their expertise and experience in the regions and in various activities, we bring greater collaboration but also more significant support for those exploring a call to serve.

MISSION WORLD is committed to resourcing individuals and churches by helping them develop their call to mission and providing effective communication strategies that enable people to be fully informed about what is happening in the world and what NZ Baptists are involved in.

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 andRead more

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 toRead more

ADMINISTRATION AND SALES MANAGER

Part time (20 hours); Fixed term contract Marketplacers International Ltd (MPIL) is the business arm of The NZ Baptist Missionary Society (NZBMS). NZBMS is comprised of four entities (Tranzsend,Read more

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 missionRead more

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 thiRead more

Join the Woven Life team!

Do you have a background in: TeachingCoachingYouth and children workSocial workHorticultureAgricultureBusinessIf so, we’d love to hear from you! The Woven Life Foundation in South East Asia isRead more

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 deeplyRead more

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 churchRead more

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,Read more

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 ChristianRead more

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 criticalRead more

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 knowRead more