Our winter edition of Spanz explores the meaning of cross-culturalism and asks if we are a cross-cultural Church. We share the story of Clevedon Presbyterian’s popular inter-cultural lunches. We hear of an up-coming gathering for leaders involved in new mission ventures. We explore resources for equipping elders; and we profile KCML graduating interns, PYM BoM interns, and a new Kids Friendly coach. Plus many more stories from throughout our Church.
Application for the 2013 round of Presbyterian Foundation grants are now invited, application forms can be downloaded here. The Presbyterian Foundation is a trust fund, the interest of which is distributed to support the mission of the Church, particularly innovative mission at the local and regional church level. Applications close on 15 September.
Matters for consideration, and changes in our BOO for consideration by presbyteries, Synod, Te Aka Puaho and all Church Councils can now been downloaded here. If you would like this booklet photocopied and mailed to you please email firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for responding to these documents is 1 July 2013. This deadline enables us to respond to issues and questions raised in the documents and to engage in further consultation later...
Te Aka Puaho has a new website for the Church’s national marae, Ohope Marae - Te Maungarongo Marae. Many of you experienced the beautiful setting of the marae – in the hills, surrounded by native bush and opposite the beach - at GA12 where the marae was a highlight for many. Te Aka Puaho encourage you to hire the marae to hold conferences, meetings and special events. Details here.
Download the new Church Management Support Guide. It has been produced to guide treasurers, clerks and administrators through their roles, and is a business resource for administration and management.
Presbyterian Support New Zealand is the Tindall Foundation Faith Funding Manager for Presbyterian organisations and parishes and invites applications for this year’s funding round. Donations of up to $10,000 (typically between $6,000 and $10,000) per project can be made. Criteria and application forms here. Closing date is 28 June 2013.
Global Mission Coordinator Phil King is back from travelling to Myanmar and India. Read about his trip here.
Kids Friendly has a new Fan page. Click here to become a fan.
This year's conference will be held at East Taieri Church in Otago from 14 – 16 May. The conference theme is “a story worth telling” and the keynote speaker is Rob Harley. Download the brochure for more information or register here - http://www.etchurch.co.nz/ministry-conference/conf-rego.