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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.


Euthanasia Information

Family First New Zealand

As the assisted suicide bill heads towards a 2nd Reading in Parliament (believed to be near the end of May), it’s vital that all families throughout New Zealand understand what this bill is really about.

To get this information to as many people as possible, Family First have had Information pamphlets translated into a number of languages, including Samoan, Tongan, Korean, Chinese, and Cook Island.  (They’re keen to do others so if you can help, please contact them).

These pamphlets are a concise summary of what the debate is about – for church members in their own language.
Please take a moment to download the translation of choice for members of your church.


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


1st Quarter Membership Report – Reminder

A reminder to all Church Clerks that your Membership Report for the 1st quarter (1 January to 31 March) is due by 5 April 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


Scholarships Available to Young Christians Studying Media

Christian Broadcasting Association, New Zealand

Christian Broadcasting Association (CBA) is offering three $2,500 media scholarships (towards fees or living costs) for tertiary students studying media, journalism, communications, broadcasting, or audio engineering. We also offer to pay for each recipient to attend the Venn Summer Conference at our expense, so the total scholarship is valued at well over $3,000.

Selection Criteria
We are looking for young people who have:

  • Leadership skills.
  • A passion for media.
  • A current enrolment in an NZQA tertiary level course.
  • A commitment to the Christian faith and ideals, as well as living these out in everyday life.

Please note that this scholarship is only available to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

Application Process
Applications are open now and close 12th April 2019.
To apply please fill in the application form and provide three referees as per our website:

The decision will be made in July 2019 and all applicants will be advised of the outcome.
For any further questions please contact the scholarship secretary, Louise Haitoua,


Te Paipera Tapu (the Holy Bible in Māori) is now available on your mobile device

Bible Society

Now, you can read it on the move with Bible Society’s brand new mobile app.

The app also features two English translations – the Good News Bible and the Contemporary English Version. This makes it great for second language learners of Māori, who can compare the same passage in Māori and English.

Te Paipera Tapu app is available at the Apple App Store/Google Play Store. To get your FREE copy of Te Paipera Tapu or to find out more about the app, please click here.


Adventist Health Ministries – Updating Our Database

New Zealand Pacific Union Conference, Health Ministries

We are updating our Adventist Health Ministries Database of contact details.  Please help us by completing this very short questionnaire. If you no longer wish to be part of the Adventist Health Ministries Database, you will be given an opportunity to have your details archived.


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.



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.


Snow Camp – Adventist Singles Network

Hosted by SNSW Singles Ministries

Location: Adventist Alpine Village, Jindabyne NSW Australia.
When: 7-10 June 2019.
Cost: $245 – Full Accommodation & Meals. Linen/Pillowslip & Towel Hire $12 or BYO. Price does not include Ski/Board Hire or Lift tickets

Applications online from 18th March to 21st May 2019

More Information/Register:
Enquiries: Christine Sosnovsky, SNSW Singles Ministries Coordinator. Email:



Going Places – Women’s Newsletter

South Pacific Division - Women’s Ministries Department

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

  • Many Ways of Blessing Others
  • Exciting Things in Life
  • Following Jesus Resource
  • One Year in Mission
  • 30 Awesome Things Black Adventists Did
  • Every Child. Everywhere. In School.

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 –

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!

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.

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.



Director of Adventist Education

South Pacific Division

Wahroonga, NSW, Australia

The South Pacific Division (SPD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is seeking an experienced Educator to provide vision for and leadership of the educational system of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific and be based in Wahroonga NSW. For full selection criteria please click the link  To apply, please send a cover letter, your CV, 3 work-related referees and the contact details of your Adventist Church Pastor, to: Human Resources, Seventh-day Adventist Church (SPD) Ltd, Locked Bag 2014, Wahroonga N.S.W. 2076 AUSTRALIA; E-mail:; Fax: (02) 9489 0943. Applications close 8 May 2018.


CEO/Manager – Bethesda Care and Village

An exciting opportunity is coming available for the right person to take oversight and management of the day to day operations of Bethesda Care and Village.

Bethesda Care and Village is an Aged Care facility and Retirement Village in Wiri, Auckland owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Aged care experience
  • A proven track record
  • Good all-round skills
  • Ability to oversee new retirement apartment sales
  • Sound financial management
  • Ability to work well with staff and the board of directors
  • Committed Seventh-day Adventist Church membership

Email your enquiries, or letter of application and CV to the Chairperson, Bethesda Board

Applications close 4pm, 10 May 2019.


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