This week we are taking an important step forward in shaping our movement towards mission by seeking Expressions of Interest and Recommendations for our National Leadership Team. I would really value your help in identifying candidates for these roles in the local churches you serve. The National Leadership Team (NLT) is a fresh response to equipping and empowering our Ministers, leaders and local churches in essential areas of our Mission. As part of securing the right people for the right roles, the National Conference determined in March 2022 that NLT roles will be appointed by the National Council on the … Read More
Mark Your Diaries – WYCamp 2023! When: 13 – 16 January 2023 | Where: CYC Ngaruawahia | Year 7 to Year 13 At a time in history when uncertainty is all around us, we want to slow down and observe the wonderful world God created. The glimpses we get from the created world are hints of who God is and his character and we see it most clearly in Jesus Christ. We want our young people to “Wonder” at the goodness, mystery, beauty of God’s created world… and respond in worship- with our hearts, mind and whole beings! Come along … Read More
Piercing Conversation: ConneXion 2022 One of the more surprising practices that John Wesley promoted was the inclusion of Christian “Conferencing” as a “means of grace”, along with prayer, searching the Scriptures, the Lord’s Supper and fasting. Of course, he meant much more than what we might think of as “Conferences”. We might frame the term in our day as the means of grace provided by authentic community that we experience in small groups, accountability relationships, local church worship AND our larger gatherings as a movement. Christian conferencing has been described as: “..piercing conversation about our lives with God, our experience … Read More
ConneXion is an annual gathering of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Aotearoa-New Zealand. ConneXion 22 AMPLIFY is being held on 4-6 November. Thank you to our hosts – WMCANZ Fijian Forum. “From 4-6 November we will be engaged together in a “piercing conversation” about our lives with God, our experience of God and the Mission he is calling us to live out together. ConneXion 2022 draws together a number of threads that will be part of our time together as together we seek to AMPLIFY our mission as Wesleyan Methodists in Aotearoa-New Zealand”. … Read More
Navigating life and ministry amidst a global pandemic is a challenging task. As we continue walking with our communities through this season of constant change we find ourselves faced with new challenges almost daily. It can be overwhelming sifting through the constant stream of information. To help you find your way through the noise, we’ve put together this index of resources & articles which we’ll continue to update. (Last updated 16/11/21 – 8:30 am) Sharing the Gospel in Times of Crisis The Elephant in the Room – cession|community reflections on being the church Why Christians Should Avoid Alarmism (and what … Read More
(Pictured: Rev Kathy Eddie baptising a member of the Living Waters Wesleyan community at a recent baptism service.) This week marks Rev Kathy Eddie’s last Sunday as Senior Minister at Living Waters Wesleyan as she returns to Australia to support her family. We are so grateful for Kathy’s ministry in Napier and for her service as National Children’s Ministry Leader. We pray for Kathy and Andrew for this next part of their journey in ministry together and in particular for the joy and sadness of this transition.