Click to download the May 2019 edition of Spanz. In this edition we learn about the changing role of celebrants and who is leading ceremonies for our big life events; we tune into a Kiwi youth ministry podcast broadcast from Marton; we meet two Hawke’s Bay leaders who are beacons in the Cook Islands community; we discover new standards for child safety and who is responsible for meeting them; we celebrate a huge anniversary with the PIPC Newton; we share how life and leadership training is being offered to Pasifika young adults and also how a Hamilton church is successfully revamping its youth programmes; we hear how a church has made a thriving club where people with disabilities can meet and worship; we find out how Church schools are leading the way with environmental initiatives to care for creation; we congratulate the Presbyterian Research Centre on an award for their Deaconess Collection; we are inspired by six Global Mission volunteers who have returned from Vanuatu with a changed perspective on life. Read these stories plus many more in the May 2019 edition of Spanz.
Changes to Spanz publication
Prior to 2018, Spanz was a quarterly magazine, published each year according to this schedule: Autumn (March), Winter (June), Spring (September), and Summer (December).
Last year, Council of Assembly advised that as part of its policy of a balanced operational budget, resource allocated to the Spanz publication had been reduced for the year ended 30 June 2019, which meant a reduction from four editions to three in 2018/2019 .
In 2019, Spanz (no.76) will be published in May 2019 (there are no autumn or winter editions). Spanz budget 2019/2020 is yet to be discussed by the Council of Assembly and information concerning future editions of Spanz will be advised in June 2019.