Vanuatu

Moderator's Appeal for Vanuatu - Cyclone Harold

The Moderator Rt Rev Fakaofo Kaio has launched a Moderator’s Appeal for Vanuatu after the significant damage caused by Cyclone Harold. Read his letter to the Church which contains details on why funds are needed and how you can donate.

View and download images of the devastation in Vanuatu and watch Brian and Ally Mackay, who recently returned from mission with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu, speak about Cyclone Harold-affected Vanuatu. See ongoing updates and images from Vanuatu on the Global Mission Facebook

Read the 20 May 2020 appeal update from the Moderator. As of 15 May, congregations and members have raised $33,000. Well done for giving so generously in the current circumstances. The appeal is still open and closes 9 June 2020.

Global Mission Update

Read the latest stories from our global mission partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu, and our work around the world. Read Global Mission Update (April 2020)

Learn more about our mission in Vanuatu alongside our partner, the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu.

Nambawan! Newsletter - Vanuatu

Download the Nambawan newsletter which is dedicated to our partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu. This includes up-to-date information about our partnership, and opportunities to get involved. For previous newsletters please click here.

Justice and Grace – A Case Study of Three reconciliation Ceremonies in Vanuatu 

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In 2018 Global Mission Coordinator Phil King researched reconciliation ceremonies in Vanuatu. As a result of this research he has written a small booklet which can be downloaded here. Hard copies are available for small donation by contacting Phil

Pacific Vision Vanuatu Brochure

Download the Pacific Vision Vanuatu Brochure here

Global Mission in Vanuatu 2020

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand affirms the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu (PCV) as our primary mission relationship. We are delighted to be partners in a number of projects that we encourage our congregations and church schools to support. Below are some of the ways in which the PCANZ is working in Vanuatu.

Personnel Serving in Vanuatu

After a number of years with several personnel serving in Vanuatu, this year our numbers are currently limited to supporting the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu’s theological college.

Some volunteers are providing support for the PCV’s healthcare training programme, assist in curriculum development for nurse aids and primary healthcare workers. Healthcare professionals with an interest in volunteering in short-term teaching modules are required. Contact Global Mission Coordinator Phil King for further details.

Talua Theological Training Institute
Talua Theological Training Institute is the training college for the Presbyterian Church in Vanuatu and offers a Diploma of Theology, Diploma of Mission and Bachelor of Ministries programmes. Graduates from the college become church leaders in various denominations and evangelists to isolated villages. Our Church has supported theological training at Talua for many years.

We provide scholarships for theology students, and for bush missioners – Ni-Vans who are trained to work in the remote highland villages on Santo.

Our Church's Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership has a history of working in partnership with Talua.

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.

Church to Church Projects
Several PCANZ congregations have partnerships with churches and communities throughout the islands in Vanuatu. These range from building projects, youth programmes, and educational support. Your congregation is invited to enquire how to set up a mission partnership in Vanuatu.

Onesua Presbyterian College and Other Colleges
 There is a long history of relationship with Onesua College. We continue to have a keen interest in the school and provide partial scholarships to students through the Shirley Gray Memorial Fund, and assistance with school resources.