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.
Read this fascinating story about how Christians in Syria have been providing hope in their war-torn country. It is another example of the complexity of life for the innocent victims of the violence they have been living with for so long. Download here,
The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) is offering an internship opportunity for young adults aged under thirty, who have an interest in the ecumenical and peace and justice movements. Read about it here and download the application form here. (Please note that the WCRC was formerly known as World Council of Reformed Churches.)
The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications from young people between the ages of 22-29 to serve as interns at the CCA headquarters in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Opportunities will be given to candidates who are committed to the ideals of ecumenism. The internship in CCA will be an opportunity to search for a renewed vocation for young Christians as well as to share their valuable experiences during the year long stay in a new atmosphere in Chiang Mai and work with CCA at its headquarters in a multicultural and international setting. The internship is for 12 months beginning in January 2017. Download application information
If you are interested in either of these internships, please contact Global Mission Co-ordinator, Rev Phil King.
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 ourRicebowl 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.
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. Applications for TIM 2017 are now open – the information pack and application form can be downloaded here and here. Enquiries and further information can be obtained from Global Mission Coordinator Phil King, email@example.com.
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. Free accommodation is available on-site and tutors may come for any length of time that suits - as short as a week or as long as three months. Health professionals with an interest in offering their services as a tutor are invited to contact Global Mission Coordinator Phil King, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Training in Mission is a 7-month long programme run by the Council for World Mission, for young adults aged 18-30. The next opportunity for members from PCANZ will be in 2017. For more information click here or contact Global Mission Coordinator Phil King
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 Vanuatu 2016: This is planned for Vanuatu in July 2016. A team from East Taieri Youth church group will visit Lenakel Presbyterian College on Tanna Island and share in their lives for a week. If you would like to make enquiries about a Going Global programme, contact Global Mission Coordinator Phil King.
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:
The Rev. Phil King is our Global Mission Coordinator. Contact him on email@example.com 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.