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Tuesday 10 February 2015

Studying theology in 2015?  Apply for a Knox Centre Theology Study Grant. Deadline for applications is 31 March 2015.

The Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership is offering a limited number of scholarships in 2015 to Presbyterians doing part-time or full-time theological studies through Otago University, Auckland University, Laidlaw College or Carey Baptist College. If you know of anyone who might benefit from such a grant, please encourage them to apply. They should send a letter of application detailing their course (and costs) of study, and what church...

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Monday 02 February 2015

Sunday 1 Feb 2015 Knox Church, Christchurch, celebrated its official re-opening. Moderator the Right Rev Andrew Norton dedicated the church and shares this message: 

“This morning I took part in the dedication service for the rebuilt Knox Church, Christchurch. It was an amazing experience. People were so moved and bursting with joy and tears as the service came to an end. Apart from the desire to have a coffee, this was a service that people did not want to end. The music and the prayers captured a congregation’s faith, pride and vision for the city’s...

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Tuesday 27 January 2015

Evolving community thinking on everything from pre-marital living arrangements to what constitutes marriage means that there is a widening gap between Church and society on sexual ethics matters that warrants further examination.

Understanding how we engage with these differences helps us connect in mission...

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Wednesday 21 January 2015

Visit the Kids Friendly website to download resources including the Kids Friendly Planning Calendar 2015 http://kidsfriendly.org.nz/wp-content/Uploads/2015-Kids-Friendly-Planning-Calendar-final.docx and Sharing Lent with Children http://kidsfriendly.org.nz/wp-content/Uploads/Sharing-Lent-with-Children2.pdf

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Tuesday 20 January 2015

Due to the retirement of the current Mission Advisor, the Synod of Otago & Southland and Southern Presbytery are seeking an experienced Christian leader to take up the position of Mission Advisor. Applications close 5pm, 20 February 2015. Download information.

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Wednesday 14 January 2015

14 January 2015

The terrorist attacks in France last week were not in the name of God, as claimed, but were the results of a brutal and savage political ideology of fear and terror. No amount of debate on freedom of speech should be allowed to cloud the evil of these killings. All who participate in acts of terrorism should be brought to justice.

With that in mind, we need to acknowledge we live in a global village where our neighbours are likely to be different to us. They will likely have a different ethnicity, culture and faith. We need to learn their names, share their...

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Tuesday 23 December 2014

A joyous Christmas and New Year to you from Assembly Office. The office is closed from later today until 8 am Monday 5 January. For any emergencies during this period please contact the Service Team on their mobiles - see the Church website for the full list of contacts http://www.presbyterian.org.nz/about-us/contact-us/assembly-...

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Friday 19 December 2014

Thanks to the team at Presbyterian Youth Ministry, KiwiAdvent is back again this year. Follow the week leading up to the birth of Jesus through a series of messages delivered by text, Facebook or Twitter.

Text "follow kiwiadvent" to 8987 to receive the messages.

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Tuesday 16 December 2014

Download the Minutes of the 2014 General Assembly held at Saint Kentigern College, Pakuranga, Auckland Saturday 4 October – Tuesday 7 October 2014.

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Thursday 27 November 2014

The summer edition of Spanz magazine explores how churches are opening their kitchens and their hearts to their communities and explores some of the key events and decisions from General Assembly 2014. We learn how two churches have embraced multiculturalism and cross-culturalism and how a church has strengthened New Zealand-Korean bonds. We profile a ministry building community in central Auckland. We find out about a song written to raise awareness about the pain family violence brings, and...

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