GA18 take home information

On this page you will find a variety of resources - images, video, audio recordings, powerpoint presentations - of news and decisions from General Assembly.

Summary of decisions

On the last day of Assembly, we publish here two resources to help you communicate decisions that were made at General Assembly 2018:
•    Powerpoint presentation 
•    Word and Pdf GA18 Daily News summary of all key decisions (suitable for use in, or as part of, a parish bulletin)

Download the PowerPoint GA18 Summary of Decisions

PowerPoint GA18 Summary - https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/sites/default/files/ga18/final_GA18%20S…

PowerPoint summary as pdf version -
https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/sites/default/files/ga18/Word%20version…

PowerPoint summary as Word version -
https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/sites/default/files/ga18/Word%20version…

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Media coverage

The Church issued a number of media releases during GA18. Most interviews were conducted with reporters on Saturday and Sunday and will not appear in the media until the week beginning Monday 8 October. Keep an eye on the news for Rev Dr Stuart Lange, Convenor of Doctrine Core Group, interviewed on the Church's position against the euthanasia End of Life bill.

Radio NZ interview with Rt Rev Fakaofo Kaio - https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/367659/incoming-he…

Pacific Media Network radio interview with Rt Rev Fakaofo Kaio - https://omny.fm/shows/pacificmedianetwork/right-rev-fakaofo-kaio

Media releases:
Presbyterian Church elects new Moderator - https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/presbyterian-church-elects-new-moderator

Presbyterian Church elects Moderator-designate – https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/presbyterian-church-elects-moderator-de…

Presbyterians says ‘No’ to euthanasia Bill – https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/presbyterians-says-no-to-euthanasia-bill

Pacific Islands Synod strengthened as Pacific Presbytery – https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/pacific-islands-synod-strengthened-as-p…

Images from GA18

Images from General Assembly by the Rev Martin Stewart. Download or view images using the links below, images include some photographs of the induction of new Moderator, the Rt Rev Fakaofo Kaio. The full induction is available on video (see below):

GA18 images Wed 3 Oct Moderator installation
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/eiefn771fvd8bxl/AADTi1Tdoikv_Krm6njh9UM3a?dl…

GA18 images Thurs 4 Oct
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x4pwcenx2y4o2us/AAAEQ38-9yflod1nEcdRUQHNa?dl…

GA18 images Fri 5 Oct
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vjw41p3gmwci6yg/AABnKgSifsNGZe7TRt0yYb-oa?dl…

GA18 images Sat 6 Oct
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/84v7vy03j83oap4/AADuyYZy7sr9XGuFrSWabMa2a?dl…

Watch video GA18

We have full video of all the General Assembly speakers - Moderator, outgoing Moderator, Moderator designate, Keynote Speakers, international guests, and other Assembly guests. Check them out here on the Church's video channel, on the video page and see the individual links below:

Moderators - current, past, future

Sermon by Moderator Right Rev Fakaofo Kaio - https://vimeo.com/293246934

Installation of Moderator Right Rev Fakaofo Kaio - https://vimeo.com/293248668

Address by outgoing Moderator Very Rev Richard Dawson - https://vimeo.com/293277556

Address by Rev Hamish Galloway’s incoming Moderator designate - https://vimeo.com/293670119

Keynote speakers

Keynote speaker address by Rev Ned Ripley presented by Moderator Rt Rev Fakaofo Kaio - https://vimeo.com/293271306

Keynote speaker address by Very Rev Marg Shrader - https://vimeo.com/293477458

Keynote speaker address by Rev Dr Graham Redding - https://vimeo.com/293669874

Guest addresses

Address by Assembly guest Anglican Archbishop Most Rev Philip Richardson - https://vimeo.com/293478516

Address by Very Rev Ray Coster on the World Council of Churches - https://vimeo.com/293651836

International guests

Address by international guest Rob Floyd, Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) - https://vimeo.com/293646533

Address by international guest Rev Tere Te Akaraanga-Marsters - https://vimeo.com/293646091

Address by international guest Rev Tui Sopoaga, Pahina o Tokelau Church Community - https://vimeo.com/293271956

Daily newsletters

Download the daily news roundup including key decisions and highlights from General Assembly and the Hope Conference. (Newsletters are provided in both PDF and Microsoft Word format to allow easy sharing with others through parish bulletins, social media or other means.)

GA18 News Wed 3 October
Word
https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/sites/default/files/ga18/GA%20News%20We…
Pdf
https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/sites/default/files/ga18/GA%20News%20We…

GA18 News Thurs 4 October
Word
https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/sites/default/files/ga18/GA%20News%20Th…
Pdf
https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/sites/default/files/ga18/GA%20News%20Th…

GA18 News Fri 5 October
Word
https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/sites/default/files/ga18/GA%20News%20Fr…
Pdf
https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/sites/default/files/ga18/GA%20News%20Fr…

GA18 News Sat 6 October
Word
https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/sites/default/files/ga18/GA%20News%20Sa…
Pdf
https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/sites/default/files/ga18/GA%20News%20Sa…

GA18 News from 3 - 6 October

The collected daily GA18 News from Wed 3 - Sat 6 October in one document:

Word
https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/sites/default/files/ga18/GA18%20News%20…

Pdf
https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/sites/default/files/ga18/GA18%20News%20…

 

NOTE: There was no Assembly business on Sunday 7 October. Assembly concluded Sunday morning with a closing service and communion at St Andrew's Centennial Chapel.