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2nd Quarter Membership Report – Reminder

A reminder to all Church Clerks that your Membership Report for the 2nd quarter (1 April to 30 June) is due by 5 July 2019. If you have any queries please feel free to contact Valmarie Young (North Island) or Rosalie Burton (South Island).

Download Forms
Online Membership Management
Enter Church Attendance Numbers
North Island Reports Received

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Do you have a passion for writing?

NZ Christian Writers

NZ Christian Writers has developed a nationwide collective of authors, bloggers, editors, lyricists, poets, publishers, songwriters, storytellers and writers throughout New Zealand.

To join or learn more about NZ Christian Writers please go to www.nzchristianwriters.org

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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, 17 AugustLocation yet to be confirmed.
  • Invercargill, 14 SeptemberLocation yet to be confirmed.
  • Nelson, 12 OctoberLocation yet to be confirmed.

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

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AED-Defibrillator offer to all Churches and places of Worship

St John New Zealand

The St John organisation is offering 25% off their defibrillators to ALL churches, denominations and places of worship.

And if there is enough interest in purchasing a defibrillator, then that discount may be increased!

Click Here to view information about defibrillators, St John’s offer, and funding options. 

Registrations of Interest are open until 30 June 2019, and can be made from the above link.

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The Barnabas Project – Applications Now Open

South New Zealand Conference

Are you passionate about sharing faith with others and desire to grow in your discipleship journey with Christ?

The Barnabas Project is an internship and educational programme for all members of our Conference. The project involves training from local pastors and international guest speakers over 6 months, as well as continued mentorship from your local church pastor. The curriculum focuses on equipping you further as a disciple who serves God’s kingdom and brings people closer to Jesus. There will be practical experiences available in the pastoral, outreach and evangelistic programmes of your church as well as participation in the upcoming We All Have Hope Evangelistic programme in October. A significant part of the project will be reflection and hands-on mentoring with your pastor and peers. Starting March 24. Application forms are now out.

Download your application form here or contact your local church pastor to receive one.

Events

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NEWSTART Global Training

The NEWSTART GLOBAL Powered Up team are going to be in New Zealand to run a training event – this is a really amazing opportunity to further increase health evangelism to your local communities. This program equips participants to use the “right arm” of the gospel, along with providing insight of the great power that is unleashed when health evangelism is combined with the gospel … the Adventist health work is such an integral part of the Last Day message.

The team are loosely based at Weimar Institute in California and have vast experience in facilitating and training Lifestyle Health Programs. We know you will enjoy and richly be rewarded by these presentations. Do open the attachments above for more details.

Their itinerary includes both North and South Island venues in early July, so be sure to plan ahead. Further details of their proposed programs are included in the attachments and from the following contact people:

  • Mizpah, 14-19 July 2019: Ana Kaufononga – Mob: 021 0808 6751
  • Papakura, 14-21 July 2019: Kim Stirling – 021 2095058
  • Christchurch, 10-13 July 2019: Kerry Gossett – 027 536 5139

This event is supported by the Health Ministries, New Zealand Pacific Union Conference – nzpuc.adventist.org.nz

Download more information at adventist.org.nz/resources/newstart-global-training

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The ADRA Run – Ending Poverty Together

Adventist Development and Relief Agency, New Zealand

29 SEPTEMBER 2019 · MISSION BAY
DISTANCES: 3KM · 5KM · l0KM · 21KM

Sign-up for the ADRA Run today at www.adra.org.nz/run
Fundraising to end poverty

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Bible Journalling Ministry

Whangarei Seventh-day Adventist Church

LeeAnn Thoresen from Whangarei Church and is running a Bible Journalling ministry.  This is where they write, paint, draw and creatively share God’s word…in God’s word.  They have a class on the 4th Sabbath of each month at 1pm, and there’s a facebook group ‘Drawing Nearer to God‘ that they (plus other Christians from around the world) share their journalling pages on. She also posts ‘how to’ videos to the Facebook group. If you have a interest in Bible Journalling please join the facebook group and or come along to one of their classes on the 4th Sabbath of the month at 1pm (all supplies are provided).

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South Perth SDA Church Reunion

All previous members and friends are invited to a special reunion service.
When: Sunday, 13 October 2019, 2-6 pm.
Location: Livingston SDA Church Hall, 850 Nicholson Road, Canning Vale, Western Australia.
Please bring a plate of finger food to share, drinks provided. Also bring any photos or memorabilia.

Resources

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Going Places – Women’s Newsletter

South Pacific Division - Women’s Ministries Department

The June edition of Adventist Women’s Newsletter “Going Places” is available to download. In this issue you will find:Women’s Ministries Emphasis Day

  • SPD Website for Adventist Women
  • Cockatoos having a Shower
  • For the High School-aged Group
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Community Program for Young People
  • 10,000 Toes Campaign
  • Adventist Promise
  • Resources

Download a copy from adventist.org.nz/resources

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Children’s Sabbath Resource

New Zealand Pacific Union Conference

27 July 2019

The 2019 Children’s Sabbath Resource is now available to download from our website.

Download a PDF from adventist.org.nz/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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Mission Spotlight videos for 2nd Quarter 2019

Adventist Mission

2nd Quarter 2019 | South American Division
Below is the quarterly mission features stories. For weekly stories please visit Adventist Mission website – https://am.adventistmission.org/mission-spotlight

April – The Neighbors Who Came to Know Jesus
Throughout South America, Adventists are spreading the gospel message. Let’s visit Brazil and Peru to see how church members have lead people to Jesus!
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May – On the Run
The Rohingya people have fled their homes in search of safety and freedom, often leading them to difficult living conditions. Seeing the need for aid, ADRA has stepped in to assist in providing basic human needs.
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June – Showing God’s Love in South America
From a cowboy in Peru, to a destroyed home in Brazil, God can use anyone or anything to share a message of hope with people.
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Sabbath School: 2nd Quarter 2019 – Family Seasons

This quarter’s lesson is about: the cycles of life, at least for us now, in this fallen world. We are going to look at these cycles in the one place most of us cycle through them, and that is within the framework of family. …read more at www.absg.adventist.org

Volunteer

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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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Executive Assistant/Communications, NNZC

North New Zealand Conference

Location: Pakuranga Heights, Auckland

Are you organised, detail oriented, passionate about excellence and able to support and stay two steps ahead of a dynamic leadership team?  We are looking for a capable and committed Seventh-day Adventist to take on the role of Executive Assistant and Communications for the North New Zealand Conference.  Some aspects of the role include:

  • Providing administrative support to the NNZC Lead Team
  • Overseeing internal and external communications and, producing key publications on a regular basis
  • Contributing to the culture of the organisation in valuable ways
  • Organising travel arrangements for the administration and wider team
  • Planning and managing key events
  • Maintaining HR and Personal Service Records

The right person will be able to work independently and in a team, be solution focused, maintain confidentiality and manage professional and personal relationships within the organisation with integrity. The right person will also need to have the legal right and necessary permit to work in New Zealand to apply for this position. If this is you, please send a covering letter and a copy of your most recent CV to Pr Ben Timothy via email at BenTimothy@adventist.org.nz. Copy of the Job Description is available on request.

Applications Close Wednesday, 3 July, 2019.

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Apprentice Electrician

Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing Company, Auckland

Sanitarium Auckland Manufacturing is looking for an Apprentice Electrician.  This is a challenging and diverse role where not only will you learn and develop towards becoming a qualified electrician, but will also learn factory maintenance by providing support and assistance to our Maintenance Electricians. In this role you will:

  • Be supported in your practical and theoretical learning to complete your apprenticeship, to become a qualified Electrician
  • Learn and perform electrical maintenance, fault finding, and installation
  • Learn and perform electronic programming
  • Be part of a team focused on providing world class support to an iconic New Zealand manufacturing operation.

Ideally you will be part way through an electrical apprenticeship, or you will have a passion for all things electrical and electronic. At times this is a physically demanding role, you must be fit and healthy with the ability to perform manual tasks.

The successful candidate will need to have an understanding of, and strong commitment to WH&S within the workplace. Reliability and a good attendance record are essential.

The selection process may include online, paper-based and / or functional testing, medicals and reference testing.

We are an organisation driven by our mission and values. If you share our passion for what we do, what we make and can respect our Christian based principles, this could be a great opportunity for you.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

To apply go to careers.sanitarium.co.nz/all-jobs or www.seek.co.nz.

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Teaching Vacancy Longburn Adventist College commencing Term 3 2019

Food Technology / Hospitality and Religious Studies, Longburn Adventist College

Tagged Position. We seek an enthusiastic and passionate teacher of food technology / hospitality and religious studies. The successful applicant will be a committed Christian who is highly motivated, with a commitment to high standards of achievement. Please state any other supporting subjects. Applicant must be willing and able to take part in religious instruction appropriate to the special Seventh-day Adventist character of the school and this shall be a condition of appointment.

Applicants must be NZ residents / hold a valid NZ work visa and registered teacher. Position to commence term 3 2019.

Application closes 12 noon Friday 21st June 2019. Please send your CV to request an application form. Please provide 2 reference letters and one from your church Pastor/Leader and email enquiries to: Lynette Strauss, Principal’s Assistant pa@lac.school.nz or ring (06) 354 1059

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