Global Mission

Thank you for your interest in our Church's global mission programme. To help you navigate the information on these pages, please use the links below:

Vincents in Vanuatu
Using our Gifts in Vanuatu - Gloria Jones
Don and Shirley Anton; Our Global Mission Story
Global Mission Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults
Read Nambawan! (Vanuatu mission newsletter)
Read Mingalaba (Ricebowl mission newsletter)  
Training in Mission 
A Year Teaching English at Talua, Vanuatu
I Love Taiwan
Health and English Tutors for Korvan
Key mission partnerships 
Training opportunities
Opportunities to serve
CWM opportunities to serve
Members in mission
International partner organisations 
Why, where and how of our global mission
Contact us 


PCANZ has key partnerships the Presbyterian Churches of Vanuatu and Myanmar, and the Church of North India, and. We also have important relationships with networks of churches across Asia and the Pacific, and international bodies like the Council for World Mission. Through these partnerships we respond to the call of Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations and help to provide much-needed resources for Christian mission overseas. This also enriches the life of the PCANZ through our mutual sharing and growing together in the worldwide body of Christ. The various links on this site will provide you with information about the current status of PCANZ Global Mission, and give you an insight into new trends and future possibilities. Individuals and congregations within PCANZ are invited to enquire about how to participate in and support our work, by contacting the Global Mission Coordinator, Phil King

Call for Donations to Help Rebuild Historic Church

The Kaimai Presbytery is getting behind a project to rebuild a historic church on Tanna Island, Vanuatu, that was destroyed after Cyclone Pam in 2015. Read about how you can support this project here 







Global Mission Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults

There are several global opportunities currently available for youth and young adults from the PCANZ  to participate in. These are exciting options for anyone interested in cross cultural mission and connecting with Christian youth from all over the world. Travel subsidies are available for some of these programmes for successful applicants. Read the information below or contact Global Mission Coordinator Phil King for further information,

Training in Mission 2018

Training in Mission 2018
Training in Mission is a seven-month long training and formation programme run by the Council for World Mission. This is a good gap year option for young adults interested in mission – and as a bonus, it is fully funded. Applicants must be aged between 18-30 and be able to spend seven months away from home. Enquiries and further information can be obtained from Global Mission Coordinator Phil King,

Nambawan! Newsletter - Vanuatu

Download the latest Nambawan! newsletter, which is dedicated to our partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu. This includes up-to-date information about the PCANZ personnel who are serving with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu, the many ways in which members and congregations of the PCANZ are involved, and the latest progress on cyclone recovery projects.

Mingalaba Newsletter - Myanmar


Read the latest version of Mingalaba, the newsletter dedicated to our Ricebowl Mission partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar.

Books on Missiology

Global Church

Here is a small selection of books on missiology which are available from Hewitson Library, Knox College, Dunedin. If this is an interest area for you, I encourage you to check them out. Library staff offer a great service and will post books to members free of charge.

A Year Teaching English at Talua, Vanuatu

Click here to read about Helen Wells' experience teaching in Vanuatu. "I was a teacher at Talua Ministry Training Centre in Vanuatu for a year in 2017. During my time there I taught English to about 50 diploma students as a support for their religious studies."

Healthcare and English language tutors

The Korvan Community Health School is a healthcare training school in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The vision of Korvan is to train Ni-Vanuatu to provide primary health care in their communities, where this is often very limited. Opportunities exist for volunteers from New Zealand to provide tuition on a range of healthcare topics and also English language tuition. Free accommodation is available on-site and from 2018, tutors may come for any length of time that suits - as short as a week or as long as three months. Health professionals and English teachers with an interest in offering their services as a tutor are invited to contact Global Mission Coordinator Phil King, and read full position description.

The Korvan Community Health School

Our Key Mission Partnerships

Follow the links for information on our mission partnerships in VanuatuIndia and Myanmar

Training Opportunities

Young Adult Study Opportunity in Asia

An opportunity exists for young adults under the age of 35 – ministers, theology students or young adults with an interest in mission - to join a study programme for a month this year in Yangon, Myanmar.  The event is the Asian Ecumenical Institute which will take place from 25 September to 20 October. This will include attendance at the Asia Mission Conference in October. This is short notice but is a great opportunity to build awareness of mission and ecumenical relationships in Asia. Applications need to be in by 15 July 2017. Information and application forms can be found here and here. If you are interested in considering this, contact Global Mission Coordinator Phil King to discuss your application and possible scholarship and travel subsidies,

Opportunity for Theology Students - CWM Programme in Palestine

The Council for World Mission is offering a month-long study programme in Palestine in September and October this year.

This is a fully funded programme that is open to students of theology who are members of the Presbyterian Church. This is an amazing opportunity to experience the complicated and challenging context of the Middle East under a guided study programme with theological students from around the world. The programme will be hosted at a theological College in Bethlehem, Palestine.

Closing date for applications is Monday, 31 July.

Information about the programme, and an application form, can be downloaded here. Applications need to be endorsed by the Assembly Executive Secretary. Further information can be obtained from Global Mission Coordinator Phil King


Read about PCANZ member Jordan Grimmer’s internship in South Korea.

Opportunities to Serve

Wide Range of Ways to Serve

There are many opportunities to serve our partner churches overseas. From volunteer labourers to tradespeople, teachers, health professionals, administration and finance, IT personnel, ministry and more - If you are interested in finding out the how you might be able to share in mission, whether that be just a few weeks or for several months, contact Global Mission Coordinator Phil King.

Going Global

Going Global is a programme of Global Mission and Presbyterian Youth Ministries. Each year there are opportunities to be involved in programmes in Vanuatu, Taiwan, and other partner churches. Going Global 2017 will take place in Myanmar. Learn more or apply

English teachers in Thailand

English teaching positions are available in Thailand with the Church of Christ. These are in church-run schools and can be for a few months to a year. Go to

Council for World Mission Opportunities

The Council for World Mission (CWM) offers opportunities for cross-cultural mission experiences for young adults. View the CWM website.

Members in Mission

The Global Mission website has a link called Members in Mission. If you are a congregation or a member of the PCANZ, and serve in mission that is not directly supported by PCANZ, you are invited to post your information to this site. Click on the Members in Mission link on the sidebar. Check it out, and if you or your congregation have any information that can be added to it, you can fill out the form on-line.

Partner International Organisations

The Uniting Church in Australia

Council for World Mission

Christian World Service

International Ecumenical Councils

PCANZ Global Mission - Why, Where, and How

The PCANZ affirms that it is called to work with others to make Jesus Christ known through the five faces of mission:

  • Through proclamation of the gospel
  • Through the nurture and teaching of people in the Christian faith
  • Through response to human need in loving service
  • Through seeking to transform society
  • Through care for creation

Global Mind: A Theology of Mission - Called, Sent, Empowered

Contact Us

You are invited to like the Global Mission Facebook page

The Rev Phil King is our Global Mission Coordinator. Contact him on or (04)3818294 to find out how you can get involved in the mission of the PCANZ. Donations for our overseas projects and partners can be sent to Global Mission, PCANZ Assembly Office, P.O. Box 9049, Wellington, 6141.

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