Thank you for your interest in our Church's global mission programme. To help you navigate the information on these pages, please use these links:
St. Thomas School 55th Founder’s Day Online Service.
Global Mission newsletters
Global Mission stories
Opportunities to serve
Mission opportunities for youth & young adults
Key mission partnerships
Why, where & how of Global Mission
Our Church has key partnerships the Presbyterian Churches of Vanuatu and Myanmar, and the Church of North India. 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 our Church 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 our Church's Global Mission efforts, and give you an insight into new trends and future possibilities.
Individuals and congregations within the Presbyterian Church are invited to enquire about how to participate in and support our work, by contacting the Global Mission Director, Phil King
Asia Sunday will be observed on 16 May. The Christian Conference of Asia has produced resources for this which can be downloaded here
Global Mission Newsletters
Read the latest Global Mission newsletters highlighting our working alongside our partners in the Pacific, and around the world.
Mingalaba Newsletter - Myanmar
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.
Global Mission Update
Read the latest stories from our global mission partnerships around the world. Read Global Mission Update
Global Mission stories
Partners in Mission Serving in Myanmar
Wayne and Helen Harray serve with the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar, at Tahan Theological College. This is the first time our Church has had mission workers serving in Myanmar, so it's a big step forward in our partnership. If you would like to donate to their work, you can do so here - Read their blog here
Serving our global partners in Vanuatu
We support an English teacher at Talua Theological Training Institute in Vanuatu. In 2020, Dannevirke teaching couple Brian and Ally Mackay were serving at Talua until Covid-19 intervened. Ally was teaching English and Brian was teaching IT and offering administrative support. Read their story, written just after the difficult decision to return home. Read their story
Nicol Family Trip to Taiwan
During December 2019 and January 2020, Presbyterian ministers Andrew and Charissa Nicol and their children were privileged to spend nine weeks in Malaysia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Read about their experiences.
My Mission in Myanmar
Wayne Harray puts his background as a farmer to good use turning 15 acres of unutilised farm land owned by Tahan Theological College into a profitable operation that both provides food for Tahan's students, and acts as a demonstration farm to build local capability. Read Wayne's story
My Journey Teaching at Tahan
Helen Harray has been serving as a teacher at Tahan Theological College since July 2018. Learn some of the highlights and challenges of Helen's work teaching English to the College's students, who are aged between 16-24. Read Helen's story
Leith Valley Church on a Mission in Myanmar
A team of seven, led by Leith Valley Church minister the Very Rev Richard Dawson, spent 6-22 January in service to our Church’s partner in mission, the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar (PCM). Read the story
Read Kathy Boyland's story of her adventure in Myanmar.
Opportunities 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 Director Phil King.
Opportunities to serve with Council for World Mission
The Council for World Mission (CWM) facilitates mission service opportunities between the 32 member churches of CWM. They have listed the current vacancies which will be available for consideration from the beginning of 2021. The positions include high school teachers in the Pacific, theology lecturers and administration and finance roles, and can be viewed here.
The Council for World Mission facilitates opportunities for member churches to share personnel to serve in mission. To find out more about the Partners in Mission programme, contact Global Mission Director Phil King.
Occasionally there are global opportunities available for youth and young adults. 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. Read the information below or contact Global Mission Director Phil King for further information, email@example.com
Training in Mission
This Council for World Mission programme is fully funded by CWM, and open for all interested applicants aged 18 to 30 years old at the start of the programme, single and not an ordained minister.
TIM promotes leadership and service to the church and Christian mission, by providing opportunity for a group of young people from CWM member churches around the world to learn about mission in theory and in practice through classes, exposure visits, projects and hands-on work in various contexts for 6 ½ months. This could be an excellent gap year option, or an opportunity for someone who is considering a change of direction and would like to learn about mission and theology in a multicultural context. Applications for TIM 2021 will be available towards the end of 2020. Learn more
Enquiries to Global Mission Director Phil King.
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.
I Love Taiwan is an annual mission programme run by the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, for young adults aged 16-35 (yes, that is still young!) Each year they invite young adults from all over the world to participate in this multicultural faith-based event. Participants learn about the life and culture of Taiwan, and share in the mission of the church, while meeting like-minded young adult Christians from all over the world.
Information and application forms for I Love Taiwan 2021 will be available in early 2021. A travel subsidy is available from Global Mission (applicants need to be endorsed by Global Mission). The remaining costs (airfares) need to be borne by the applicant and his or her church. A maximum of four applicants will be accepted each year.
Our Key Mission Partnerships
Global Mission - Why, Where, and How
The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand 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
You are invited to like the Global Mission Facebook page
The Rev Phil King is our Global Mission Director. Contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org 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.