Physical Isolation Doesn’t Mean Worship Isolation

WMCNZ AdministratorCOVID-19, Ministry Resources, News, Worship

Though our buildings and meeting places may have been locked, the church – the people of God are still open. The author of life is still writing a story of hope in our hearts, in the church and in our nation. ​ The way we connect over the coming days and weeks might change, but we are still connected. We are still one body, of many parts, magnificently woven together.   There are two ways to provide worship opportunities at this time – link into a service streamed by another church or offer your own online worship service.   Link into a … Read More

Staying Connected – Ministering to Youth When You Can’t Meet Together

WMCNZ AdministratorCOVID-19, News, Youth Ministry

Tēnā koutou katoa to all my dear friends, who are ministering to youth in these strange and unsettling times,   I am writing to you from my small home in Onehunga (Auckland) while Josh, Maddie (3) and Jackson (2) are eating breakfast in the other room. I want to check in to see HOW YOU ARE & pass along some helpful resources I have been gathering from different ministry leaders I am in touch with/facebook connected to.    I wanna encourage each of you to think about ways that you can be connected digitally with your youth.   It is an unprecedented time in … Read More

Responding as the people of God at this time

WMCNZ AdministratorCOVID-19, National Superintendent Update, News

Tēnā koutou katoa, Bula vinaka, Mālō e lelei, Noa’ia, Ni Hao, Magandang araw, Greetings,   It’s been a week of significant change for our nation and our world.   Globally, we have watched on as the world strains under the weight of Covid-19. Locally, I’ve observed an increase in uncertainty as New Zealanders grapple with the implications of Covid-19 for their lives.  We have remembered the 15 March anniversary of the Christchurch mosque shootings, but in a muted way as we reflect on the wisdom of large scale gatherings. We’ve started to grow in awareness that the economic and social … Read More

Our response to the Coronavirus

WMCNZ AdministratorCOVID-19, Healing, News, Pastoral Care

ow has the World Health Organisation’s declaration of the spread of the coronavirus as a pandemic changed our WMCNZ response? In short it hasn’t. Given that the Ministry of Health assessment is that “With continued vigilance the chance of widespread community outbreak is expected to remain low” we continue to take a cautious, measured approach and to monitor the situation through the Ministry of Health and other sources. At the same time we want to be prepared and we have initiated the development of a WMCNZ pandemic response plan. This will provide us with a roadmap for not only responding … Read More