Thank you for your interest in our Church's global mission programme. To help you navigate the information on these pages, please use the links below:
Read Nambawan! (Vanuatu mission newsletter)
Read Mingalaba (Ricebowl mission newsletter)
Global Mission Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults
Training in Mission
Teaching English at Talua, Vanuatu
I Love Taiwan Youth Programme
Key mission partnerships
Opportunities to serve
CWM opportunities to serve
International partner organisations
Why, where and how of our global mission
PCANZ has key partnerships the Presbyterian Churches of Vanuatu and Myanmar, and the Church of North India, and. 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 the PCANZ 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 PCANZ Global Mission, and give you an insight into new trends and future possibilities. Individuals and congregations within PCANZ are invited to enquire about how to participate in and support our work, by contacting the Global Mission Coordinator, Phil King
Opportunity for Theology Student to Visit Palestine
The Council for World Mission is offering theology students an amazing opportunity to participate in a “Face to Face” programme in Palestine. The programme brief says this is designed for theological students “who desire to have an opportunity to travel to the Holy Land and study some of the most important historical, theological and contemporary issues related to the Middle East in general, and Israel and Palestine in particular.” The dates for this programme are August 10 – September 10 2019. This is fully funded by CWM. The programme is intended for theology students who are on a path to ordained ministry. Applications need to be endorsed by the PCANZ and sent to the Assembly Executive Secretary by April 18th. Download the programme brief and application form. Note that applications alone do not guarantee acceptance. Contact Global Mission Coordinator Phil King for more information, and for an editable application form.
I Love Taiwan Programme June 26 – July 13
PCANZ enjoys a warm partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan (PCT). Each year the PCT hosts a dynamic programme called I Love Taiwan, which attracts youth from all over the world, who share in the PCT’s youth and children’s ministry and learn about the unique culture of Taiwan. Global Mission supports applicants from PCANZ churches to attend this programme, which runs in Taiwan from June 26 – July 13. PCANZ applicants need to be at least 18 years old and require PCANZ endorsement to qualify for the $500 travel subsidy. Information about the programme is here. The online application is here. Once you receive your full application form from the PCT, email Global Mission Coordinator Phil King to request PCANZ endorsement and to apply for the travel subsidy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Mingalaba Newsletter - Myanmar
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 the PCANZ 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
Occasionally there are global opportunities available for youth and young adults from the PCANZ. 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 Coordinator Phil King for further information, email@example.com
Training in Mission is a seven-month long training and formation programme run by the Council for World Mission. This is a good gap year option for young adults interested in mission – and as a bonus, it is fully funded. Applicants must be aged between 18-30 and be able to spend seven months away from home. Further information can be obtained here.
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. Members of the PCANZ are invited to apply for this, which takes place between June 26 - July 13 2019.
Applications are invited for young adults from PCANZ to attend the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan’s annual “I Love Taiwan” programme. A travel subsidy is available from Global Mission (Applicants need to be endorsed by Global Mission). The remaining the costs (airfares) need to be borne by the applicant and his or her church. A maximum of four applicants will be accepted each year.
See information and application for I Love Taiwan 2019 above.
We support an English teacher at Talua Theological Training Institute in Vanuatu. This year, our teacher is the Rev. Dawn Daunauda. Dawn is an ordained Anglican minister who has served in the Seddon-Awatere parish in Marlborough for several years. She will be teaching English to diploma students as a support for their theological studies. Click here to read about Helen Wells' experience teaching at Talua in 2016. And contact Phil King if you interested in learning more about the possibilities of teaching at Talua.
Read about PCANZ member Jordan Grimmer’s internship in South Korea.
Wide Range of Ways 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 Coordinator Phil King.
English teachers in Thailand
English teaching positions are available with the Church of Christ in Thailand. These are in church-run schools and can be for a few months to a year. Go to www.teachingenglishinthailand.org
The Council for World Mission (CWM) offers opportunities for cross-cultural mission experiences for young adults, ordained ministers and theology students. View the CWM website.
The PCANZ 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 Coordinator. 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.