The Council of Assembly is delighted to welcome the Rev Wayne Matheson to the role of Assembly Executive Secretary-designate. Wayne will work alongside incumbent AES, the Rev Martin Baker, for a period of several months before Martin steps down. The appointment is subject to the October General Assembly’s ratification. “Appointing an AES-designate ensures continuity and a thorough handover to what is a complex and demanding role within the Church,” says Council of Assembly deputy convener, the Rev Dr Colin Marshall.
A six-member selection panel, chaired by...
Commissioners, observers and associates to General Assembly are reminded to enrol before 5pm 1 August (next Friday) to avoid the $50 late registration fee. Also accommodation near the Assembly venue is filling up fast. Read about these things and more in the latest Assembly Week Update.
Watch two video updates by the Moderator-designate, the Rev Andrew Norton, on some of the exciting streams and workshops that are part of the Inspiring Mission programme at Assembly Week, 3 - 7 October. More about the workshops and streams, including online enrolment, is on the Assembly Week website.
The Synod of Otago and Southland still has a free training resource for elders available, By Word and By Spirit. It features a DVD presented by Mission Advisor, Bruce Fraser, and a CD of chapters that can be used as a one-day seminar and alongside the KCML Handbook for Elders. For a free copy, contact Bruce Fraser email@example.com or (03) 477 7362. You can download the Knox Centre...
The Pacific Islands Synod is looking for someone to lead the establishment of the Pacific Islands Theological Reflection Centre. The position is half-time for two years and is based in Auckland. Read more
The Pacific Islands Synod is looking for someone to lead establishment of the Pacific Islands Theological Reflection Centre. This is a half-time position for two years and is based in Auckland. Read more
Hurry and enrol now for GA Assembly Week 2014. There’s only TWO WEEKS for Commissioners to enrol by 1 August. After this time there will be a $50 late fee. Don’t miss the opportunity to share in our mission, be inspired and resourced. You can enrol online for General Assembly business sessions or for Inspiring Mission workshops and streams. See the website for information on the programme, fees and more.
The Christian Conference of Asia is shocked and distressed at reports of violent religious tensions in the south of Sri Lanka and call on all CCA member churches for prayers for “justice, peace, and amity.” Read more here.
Children preschool to Year 8 can enter the 2014 PresCare "Love Reaches Out" art and writing competition. There’s $900 in prizes. Entries close 25 August 2014. For more information, including entry forms, see the Kids Friendly website.
Matt Chamberlin has been appointed as the new National Youth Director. Based in Wellington, Matt is responsible for leading the Presbyterian Youth Ministry team, running Connect and other equipping events, development and nurturing of youth leaders around New Zealand and much more. More about Matt