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:
English Teacher position for 2024-2025, Talua Theological Training Institute, VanuatuPCANZ Global Mission
Cyclone Mocha – Request from the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar
Cyclone Appeal for the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu
Partners in Mission Programme
Invitation to Support the Leprosy Mission
Leprosy Mission Youth Advocate Scholarship 2024
Alex and Liz Protesea-Wagner – Anti-Trafficking Ministry in Romania
Global Mission newsletters
Our Voice Will Not Fade Away – Mission Stories from Women Leaders in the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar
Te Puutahi – A Ministry to Migrants in New Zealand
Interview with Dr. Chandana Lall, Principal of St. Thomas School, Jagadhri, India (full interview)
Interview with Rev. Ramthanga, General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar
Greeting from the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar to the PCANZ GA21 online assembly
Edited interview with Dr. Chandana Lall, St. Thomas School, for the PCANZ GA21 online assembly
Global Mission stories
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
In May, Cyclone Mocha caused devastating damage in southern Myanmar. The Presbyterian Church of Myanmar has sent a request to partner churches for help as they recover from the impact of the cyclone. Read the letter here. Donations can be sent to: PCANZ Global Mission 02 0500 0086963 10 with the reference Cyclone Mocha.
Category 4 Tropical Cyclones Judy and Kevin hit Vanuatu within 48 hours of each other on March 1 and 3, 2023. The Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu has taken some time to gather information about damage to schools, churches and other property as a result of these cyclones. Many roofs were ripped off and water damage was sustained as a result, along with other impacts.
Due to the isolated nature of many of Vanuatu’s islands it has not been easy getting all these details together. But information recently received has estimated that repairs to PCV property on several affected islands will cost at least NZD $320,000. Onesua Presbyterian College on Efate Island was assessed separately and needs extensive repairs. This has not yet been costed but will be high.
Vanuatu’s economy is still recovering after the impacts of Covid-19 and Cyclone Harold in 2020 and the cost of these repairs represents a heavy burden on the members and schools of the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu. So, PCANZ Global Mission has launched an appeal to help contribute towards this.
Donations to the Cyclone App:
Donations can be made online to 02 0500 0086963 10. In the reference put 'PCV Cyclone Appeal'. Send an email confirming your donation to Katrina Graham - firstname.lastname@example.org - so that a receipt can be issued.
Thank you for your support for our Global Mission partner in Vanuatu. Contact Global Mission Director Phil King for more information, email@example.com
The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) is a mission partner with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu and supports theological education and ministry training at Talua Theological Training Institute (TTTI).
Talua is the main ministry training college of the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu and trains students for pastoral ministry in many of the protestant denominations in Vanuatu. The purpose of TTTI is to train and prepare the next generation of church leaders in Vanuatu. TTTI is looking for an English teacher for 2024 with the following minimum requirements:
- Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) or an equivalent internationally recognised TESOL qualification
- Degree or higher qualification that includes teaching English (preferably with experience in teaching English as a second/foreign language).
PCANZ Global Mission supports this position. It does not come with a full salary but a staff house is provided onsite, travel costs and insurance are covered, and a stipend is paid. The successful applicant may also receive grants and donations from mission supporters. The context is suitable for a couple who have an interest in serving in mission. The job description can be viewed here.
Applications close June 30th.
If interested in further information, please contact: PCANZ Global Mission Director Phil King firstname.lastname@example.org; 0212506467.
Partners in Mission is a programme run by the Council for World Mission that supports the sharing of personnel between member churches. You can view the Partner in Mission promotional video here, and read about Project and Policy Manager in Kiribati here and Communication and IT Coordinator in Jamaica here.
Global Mission invites you to support this Leprosy Mission project.
You can make history in Nepal for a child like Shakti
Our earthquake-damaged Research Centre is at risk of being shut down in Nepal. The hard work to defeat leprosy could be lost forever. The current research laboratory was built in 1966. It was badly damaged in the 2015 earthquakes but somehow managed to cling to the mountainside. Tragically, it will most likely fail the next government inspection, and could be closed down. Years of research to see an end to leprosy could be lost forever. The facilities are worn out and the walls are crumbling. It is heart – breaking. We invite you to Pray With Us Today – Isaiah 54:2. Watch this gripping video by clicking on the link: You can make history in Nepal for a child like Shakti - Leprosy Mission or go to our website or email Nadia Paul.
Leprosy Mission Youth Advocate Scholarship 2024
Here is a life–changing chance to shift your perspective on what’s truly important, while making amazing friends. The Leprosy Mission New Zealand is seeking applications from your youth and young adults, for next year’s Youth Advocate Scholarship 2024. You can apply here, from now until 31 July. Download the poster.
Alex and Liz Preotesea-Wagner from St Albans Church in Palmerston North are hoping to serve in an anti-trafficking ministry in Romania with European Christian Mission. Alex and Liz are looking for partners to support them as they prepare for this. In particular they would appreciate invitations to speak at churches and mission groups to raise their profile and to encourage support. You can find out more about the context they will be serving in and their exciting plans here and you can contact them directly at email@example.com.
Te Puutahi is a ministry of WEC NZ Aotearoa New Zealand. The focus of WEC is to take the gospel to those peoples who have not had a chance to hear the good news, or as we like to say, spreading the gospel where it is thinnest. In recent times more and more nations have been coming to New Zealand, and many of these people are from countries that we would traditionally send people to. As we listened to the Lord, we were led to develop a new ministry in New Zealand.
The vision of this ministry is to help equip and enable church/churches to encourage immigrants, former refugees, international students and their families into flourishing and contributing communities in Aotearoa.
In brief, the ministry serves local churches that have or would like to develop cross cultural ministries. To be clear, while we would help set up a ministry, the ministry would not be a WEC ministry – the ministry would belong to the local church.
While WEC has initiated this ministry, we are currently partnering with 5 other mission agencies. Two of these have denomination affiliation while three, like WEC, are inter-denominational.
We do not charge for our service, so any congregation can afford to partner with us. Our long-term vision is to see a network of churches and their cross- cultural ministries helping and resourcing each other as they build God’s Kingdom amongst migrants, former refugees and international students.
If your church would like to know more about this mission opportunity contact WEC Director Joseph Bateson firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Mission Newsletters
Read the latest Global Mission newsletters highlighting our working alongside our partners in the Pacific, and around the world.
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.
Mingalaba Newsletter - Myanmar
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, email Phil King or 021 250 6467, 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.