Learn more about our mission in Vanuatu alongside our partner, the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu.
Lamnatu Community, Middle Bush, Tanna, Vanuatu
Brockville Church Visit to South West Bay, Malekula
Vanuatu Short Term Mission Report
Read Nambawan! newsletter
A Journey to Vanuatu
Wakatipu Team Vanuatu Report
Waisisi - Nearly There
Download the latest Nambawan! newsletter, which is dedicated to our partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu. This includes up-to-date information about the PCANZ personnel who are serving with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu, the many ways in which members and congregations of the PCANZ are involved, and the latest progress on cyclone recovery projects.
Download the Pacific Vision Vanuatu Brochure here
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 two full-time volunteers. Janet Hewson is working as a nurse educator at Korvan Community Health School, a PCV healthcare education centre.
Janet will assist in curriculum development and the training of healthcare workers, mainly in primary healthcare.
Rev. Cassandra Nixon will be teaching English at Talua Theological Training Institute. Cassandra is from Australia and stepped in to fill this vacant position to ensure Talua could meet its English teaching needs in the Diploma programme for 2019.
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. The PCANZ 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.
The PCANZ’s Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership has a history of working in a partnership with Talua.
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.
Going Global is a combined Global Mission/Presbyterian Youth Ministry youth experience, which has enabled programmes with schools and communities on Tanna and Santo Islands. Going Global will continue to offer opportunities for young adults in PCANZ to be involved in mission 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.