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LAC Offering – 24 August

Longburn Adventist College

Sabbath, August 24, a special offering will be collected around New Zealand Seventh-day Adventist Churches for Longburn Adventist College. For more information about LAC please visit www.lac.school.nz/boarding

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GoYe – The Discipleship Board Game

The creators of GoYe have fused strategic gameplay with Adventist history and pioneering nostalgia, to create a game that everyone will love. Learn more about the Adventist mission, identity and leadership through playing this game.

In order to create GoYe, they need to crowdfund the costs through a Kickstarter campaign. If that Kickstarter is not successful, there will be no game.
We need to find Adventist gaming pioneers to help us make GoYe a reality!

More information: www.goye.games

Back this Project: www.kickstarter.com/projects/aofire/goye-the-board-game

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Executive Committee Submissions

North New Zealand Conference

A reminder that the next North New Zealand Conference Executive Committee meeting is coming up on Sunday, 8 September 2019. If your church is wanting to submit any submissions for this meeting you will need to have them in by Monday, 25 August (10 working days before meeting).
Communication to the Executive Committee should be made via Pr Hugh Heenan.

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August Signs Month – Bulletin Announcements

August 17

August is Signs month! How can you, your family or your church use Signs of the Times magazine to share Jesus with your community? Are you involved with a market stall, a food pantry, a prison ministry or an op-shop? Are you preparing for a health expo, an evangelistic series or a community Christmas program? These are all outreach opportunities where Signs can add value to the good work you’re already doing. Contact info@signsofthetimes.org.au or 1800 035 542 (Aus) / 0800 770 565 (NZ) with your ideas. Signs is for Sharing!


August 24

August is Signs month! You can show your support by donating to the new “Community Connection” 5-Star Project. Under this project, Adventist groups who have regular, intentional contact with the public can access Signs of the Times magazines at a discounted rate. Can you help fund this discount? Or are you involved with a community project that might be eligible? Contact info@signsofthetimes.org.au or 1800 035 542 (Aus) / 0800 770 565 (NZ) with your ideas. Signs is for Sharing!


August 31

August is Signs month! Did you know that about 75% of Signs of the Times magazines are distributed in bulk via various “5-Star” evangelistic projects? Your donation will help literature evangelists use Signs to connect with people in their homes, place Signs magazines in racks at transport hubs, or share Signs in the Pacific islands. Visit signsofthetimes.org.au/donate to find out more about “5-Star Projects” and decide which you will support with your monthly or one-off donation. Signs is for Sharing!

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New eGiving smartphone app

South Pacific Division

The South Pacific Division are launching a new eGiving app. It’s expected to be available for upgrade from the app stores on both apple and android phones to the South Pacific Division Church members in QTR 3, 2019. …read more

NEW FEATURES

  • Look & feel
  • Ease of Use
  • Recurring payments can be set up / edit settings
  • Adventist identity in the branding
  • Ability to easily edit giving profile and update preferences
  • Geo Location
  • Bundled transactions remain
  • More simple to use with fewer choices
  • History of giving available to the user
  • Ability to nominate a home church
  • Quick credit/debit card entry. Using a card scanner.
  • Moved from Zamarin platform on the current eGiving app to React Native platform on the new app
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ADRA CTP Funding

ADRA CTP (Community Transformation Partnership) funding round 3 closes on the 15 August 2019.

If your church would like to apply for funding for a Community initiative, please see www.adra.org.nz/ctp for more information on the CTP initiatives, funding guidelines and criteria, as well as the application form to be completed.

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2019 Conference Calendar – Updated 4 July

North New Zealand Conference

UPDATED calendar – 4 July

We have added more dates and made some changes to our 2019/2020 calendar. Download a copy or view online. We do sometimes need to make changes so keep an eye out for calendar updates or refer to our website for the latest information. – adventist.org.nz/resources/nnzc-calendar

We also have a blank editable 2019, 2020 and 2021 year planer calendars that you are welcome to download and use for your church’s event/meeting planing.

Events

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AdSAFE Training

Live and in-person training will be conducted by Dahlene Bennett, head AdSAFE trainer, in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington between August 16-20 (see venues and times below).

AdSAFE training is conducted near exclusively online via elearning.adsafe.org.au and is required to be completed every three years by all church ministers, church board members and anyone ministering in child and youth-related church ministries. However, on this occasion, Dahlene is coming across from Sydney and will be available at the following venues and times for live, in-person training:

  • 16 Aug, Friday night, 7:30pm-9:30pm: Orewa Church (Church member training).
  • 17 Aug, Sabbath afternoon, 1:30pm-4pm: (Private Session).
  • 17 Aug, Saturday night, 5:00pm-7:30pm: Ponsonby Church (Church member training).
  • 18 Aug, Sunday morning, 9am-1pm: Otahuhu Church (Church member training).
  • 18 Aug, Sunday afternoon, 2:30pm-4:30pm: Otahuhu Church (Session for Local Churches AdSafe Co-ordinators only).
  • 18 Aug, Sunday evening, 6:30pm-9pm: Papakura Church (Church member training).
  • 19 Aug, Monday, 10am–12:30pm: Special session for church ministers and various other church employees at East Auckland Church.
  • 19 Aug, Monday – 6:30pm-9pm: Palmerston North Central Church (church member training).
    20 Aug, Tuesday – 6:30pm-9pm: Capital Church (church member training).

AdSafe Co-ordinators who are not close to Auckland are not required to come to the Auckland based Co-ordinators training at Otahuhu church. They should attend the training sessions held at the churches in Palmerston North and Wellington.
Attendees will be able to ask Dahlene (the AdSafe training facilitator) any questions they may have that are specific to their roles.

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ADRA Connections Trip – Cambodia

Adventist Development and Relief Agency, New Zealand

ADRA Connections Trip to Cambodia 5-16th Dec 2019.  Total Cost $3500-4000

Are you looking for an adventure to Jombok Haos, Cambodia.  We need at least 15 participants and rego closes the 16th of this month. Don’t let the cost stop you – God can make it happen.  The trip will be helping to run camps for young people from the poorer parts of Cambodia, plus helping with some building/maintenance around the Adventure park. If you are 18yrs+ and are interested in this opportunity contact me ASAP matthewmoore@adventist.org.nz.

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“Heart to Heart” Seminar

East Auckland City Seventh-day Adventist Church

23-24 August

Are you interested in learning how to find healing and restoration from emotional wounding? If so, come along to this inspiring series of presentations held at the East Auckland SDA Church (47 Ben Lomond Cres, Pakuranga) on the 23-24 August. Dr Marcha William is an Australian Christian speaker and singer who will be presenting an emotional health seminar, delving deeply into God’s Word to help challenge false beliefs that hold us back from living life more abundantly.

Register online at marchawilliam.com/events  by 20 August ($10 registration fee). For more information contact Christine on 021 505 316.

East Auckland City Seventh-day Adventist Church, 47 Ben Lomond Crescent, Pakuranga Heights, Auckland.

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Community Transformation Partnership – Champions 2019

ADRA, Adventist HEALTH & DISCIPLE.org.nz have joined forces to create a team of Champions around our conference, to serve and impact their communities.  This initiative will be in partnership with the local church, NNZ Conference and funding is available.
To know more get yourself along to one of the following Community Champion Workshops:

  • AUCKLAND – 17th August, 3-6pm.
    Venue: Royal Oak SDA Church, 48 Mount Smart Rd, Royal Oak, Auckland.
  • INVERCARGILL – 14th September, 3-6pm.
    Venue: The Old Waikiwi School, Corner of Durham St/North Road, Invercargill (next to Countdown – map attachment for directions).
  • NELSON – 12TH October, 3-6pm.
    Venue: The Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church, 34 Collingwood Street, The Wood, Nelson.

For more information contact ADRA through Sally – SallyLavea@adra.org.nz.

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Te Tai Tokerau – SDA Basketball Tournament & Youth Rally

Saturday 31 August 2019

  • 4:30 pm Youth Rally, Kaitaia Seventh-day Adventist Church, 14 Bonnetts Road, Kaitaia.
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Basketball, Aniwaniwa Gymnasium, Quarry Road, Kaitaia.

Cost: $5 per player
Contact: Vaniva Rutene-Lewis
Phone: 021 121 5249

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The ADRA Run – Ending Poverty Together

Adventist Development and Relief Agency, New Zealand

Ending Poverty Together

29 September 2019 · Mission Bay, Auckland
Distance: 3KM · 5KM · l0KM · 21KM

Fundraising to end poverty

The ADRA Run is back! Join us on the 29th of September at Mission Bay as we run/walk against poverty.
Sign up 10 people or more and score the limited-edition Justice, Compassion, Love t-shirt as pictured, so be sure to spread the word to your family, friends and church and get them signed up. Visit www.adra.org/run for T&C’s.

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Storm Co. – Adventure in Service

We are also planning a Storm Co Trip in the first week of the October Schools Holiday and we are looking for people interested in joining the team.  The cost of this trip will be approx. $150 and will be situation in the Central North Island.  If you keen to know more please contact me and we will get an application out to you. Matt Moore (Youth & Chaplaincy Pastor): NNZYouth@adventist.org.nz

Also if you are wanting to know more you about running your own Storm Co Trip come along to one of the Next Training events:

  • East Central Auckland – 28th September

For more information about these training events or you want some training to happen in your church or region contact Matt Moore.

Resources

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Going Places – August Edition

South Pacific Division - Women’s Ministries Department

The August edition of Adventist Women’s Newsletter “Going Places” is available to download.

In this issue you will find:

  • Call to End Violence Against Women & Children in Papua New Guinea
  • They Are Not Alone (The TANA project)
  • AdSafe – A Service for the Protection of Children & Vulnerable Adults
  • GC Statement On Abuse and Family Violence

Download a copy from adventist.org.nz/resources

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Adventist Education Day / Week

Education Day: 17 August 2019
Education Week: 10 – 17 August 2019

Adventist education day/week is coming up in August. If your church is looking for some resources to help celebrate the day/week we have some readings that are produced by the Mele Vaihola, the Associate Education Director for the Trans Pacific Union Mission, and written by Encie Dionie, a principal in the Solomon Islands.

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World Pathfinder Day

General Conference, Youth Ministries

21 September 2019

World Pathfinder Day coming up in September. The theme is “Created With Purpose,” and the focus is missions.

You can download resources to help with you planned activities from adventist.org.nz/resources

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World Changers Video

South Pacific Division

The South Pacific Division have prepared a series of supporting videos for the World Changers Bible Reading Guides. You can view / download the videos from vimeo.com/spddiscipleship.

For more information about the World Changers Bible Reading Guides please go to adventist.org.nz/resources/world-changers-bible-resources

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End It Now Emphasis Day – August 2019

General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Women’s Ministries Department

We are delighted to be able to bring to you the 2019 End It Now Emphasis Day programme packet. This year’s packet, entitled, “God’s Path to Resilience: Religion as a Protector”, is written by Dr. Julian M. Melgosa, associate director of GC Education. The alternate seminar, “Forgiveness: A Path to Resilience,” is written by Debbie Maloba, director of East-Central African Division Women’s Ministries.

More Information / Download Resources

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Adventist Youth Leaders Magazine

General Conference, Youth Ministries

Produced by the General Conference, Youth Ministries Department.

The 3rd edition of the Adventist Youth Leaders Magazine is available to download from adventist.org.nz/resources

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Volunteer Opportunities at LAC

Longburn Adventist College

Longburn Adventist College House has a number of volunteer positions they are looking to fill. More info at www.adventistvolunteers.org.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Eifion Paul directly;
Phone: +64 6 354 1059. Email: eifionp@lac.school.nz

Employment

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Vacancy: Classroom Teacher Year 8

Christchurch Adventist School

Christchurch Adventist School

Vacancy: Classroom Teacher Year 8. (Tagged. Full time, Fixed term)

We wish to employ a dynamic, creative and committed Christian teacher for our Year 8 class for Term 4. This is a fixed-term position. The appointee will be a team player, have an up-to-date knowledge of the NZ Curriculum and be a registered teacher. He/she will be passionate about teaching, have the ability to form effective relationships with the students, parents and staff, along with positive nurturing classroom management skills and be a reflective practitioner. As a Christian state-integrated school, the successful candidate must be willing and able to uphold and support the special Seventh-day Adventist character of the school and to deliver religious instruction in line with that special character. Position commences term 4.

Application closes: Friday 30 August 2019 (3pm NZSTA)

Please send your CV and direct enquiries to the Acting Principal at bobnorrish@cas.school.nz or phone +64 (03) 3529173

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Vacancy: Principal

Christchurch Adventist School

Christchurch Adventist School

Vacancy: Principal. (Tagged)
The appointment of an exceptional Christian Adventist leader for the school, will ensure that Christchurch Adventist School continues to be Christ-centred, as that individual will be required to lead from the front, create an academically stimulating learning environment and will continue to improve on the current achievements and the strategic initiatives the Board of Trustees has set in place.  We seek a future-focused school leader that will to prepare our children to manage the challenges of the 21st century who demonstrates a strong strategic, collaborative and relational skills who will be a visible and involved member of the wider school community.

Due to the currently high enrolment demand we are expecting a period of significant growth over the next five to ten years.  We seek an educational leader who is excited by this growth and ready to rise to the challenges it will create. This leader will be an inspirational principal, strongly connected with the vision and values of our school. The successful applicant will demonstrate leadership qualities, be an excellent communicator, working collaboratively with our BOT, parents, staff and students; have a sound understanding of pedagogy, and the NZ Curriculum.

As a condition of appointment, the appointed Principal must have a willingness and ability to take part in religious instruction appropriate to the Special Seventh-day Adventist Character of the school. The appointee shall accept and recognize the responsibility to maintain and preserve the Special Character of the school. Position commences Term 1, 2020.

Application closes: Friday 13 September 2019 (1pm NZSTA)

Please send covering letter, CV (including 3 referees) and to request an application to the Associate Education Director  dancarrasco@adventist.org.nz or phone021 500 576

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Teaching Vacancy for 2020

South Auckland Seventh-day Adventist School, Auckland

South Auckland Seventh-day Adventist School, Auckland

Scale A Teacher (Tagged).  We are seeking an experienced Christian teacher to join our Year 6 to 8 team in an Innovative Learning Environment, working alongside another teacher and Learning Assistant where growing creative and innovative learners within our special character environment is a priority. Opportunities for leadership are available. This position commences in Term 1, 2020.  A willingness and ability to take part in religious instruction and uphold the Special Seventh-day Adventist Character of the school is a condition of employment.

Applications close Friday, 16th August, 5:00pm.

Please email your CV, covering letter with 3 nominated references to the School Principal to request a job application.

Email – maxinet@sasda.school.nz

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Employment: Youth Pastor

Bishopdale Seventh-day Adventist Church

Bishopdale Seventh-day Adventist Church is a multigenerational, multicultural group of followers of Jesus, who’s joy it is to gather regularly to worship, fellowship, and reach out to those who don’t know Jesus yet. With the next generation of our young people coming up through the church, the church leadership is looking for a full-time youth pastor to join our pastoral team, as we seek to grow, mentor, and disciple this group in their walk with Jesus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support, encourage and disciple 13-25’s already involved at Bishopdale church.
  • Build positive relationships with the youth, and help them establish and nurture their own relationship with Jesus.
  • Organise and lead in the running of events designed to gather the groups for learning, training, and socialising.
  • Encourage and offer training, making opportunities available for them to be involved in various aspects of church – such as worship, service opportunities, small groups, social events etc.
  • Work with the senior pastor and elders to ensure plans and programs work with the wider vision, and fit with other church programs.
  • Attend leadership meetings at the church that involve reporting on progress, and seek to resolvep roblems, as well as regular catchups with the pastor for accountability, training, troubleshooting, and reporting.
  • Build links with the Christchurch Adventist School, as well as youth leadership at the South New Zealand Conference – and connect these with the Bishopdale church.
  • Explore forming additional groups or starting new programs that support the youth.
  • Support and encourage our existing youth volunteers, and identify and recruit new ones.
  • Any other relevant tasks, which in the course of duties, are reasonable and within your abilities.

Key Skills

  • A passion for young people, and a commitment to helping them know Jesus.
  • An ability to be organised, have good time management, and able to work independently.
  • A good communicator, with excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to influence and lead.
  • A team player, who can take feedback on board, and is committed to accountability and integrity.

Requirements

  • A committed and practicing disciple of Jesus – in the context of the Adventist message.
  • Some previous experience working in youth ministry.
  • Good computer and social media skills.
  • Clean driving licence.

Terms of offer

  • Hours: 36 hours per week with evening and weekend work required
  • Pay: $60,000 (total package – including accomodation and transportation solutions if needed)
  • Responsible to and for reporting: Senior Pastor
  • Contract: 2 years, annually renewable with a 3 month probationary period.
  • Termination: 4 weeks notice for both parties
  • Starting: 4Q 2019 or 1Q 2020
  • Submit application to: pastor@ourchurch.co.nz
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