A Kiwi Advent Calendar

Looking for a home-grown Kiwi flavoured Advent calendar? For the last five years South West Baptist Church has produced their own Advent Calendar. Last year it was offered to other churches, organisations and individuals to personalise and use in their communities and around 22,000 found their way

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Have you tried Faith Box?

How often do we lament the lack of home grown resources? Faith Box is a fantastic resource created by our very own Rev Nikki Watkin (Kohimarama Presbyterian Church) and Mary Grant (The Parenting Place). It provides fun and practical tools for making faith-time a regular part of family

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Thoughts to make your heart sing

Our latest favourite find….. I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t love the “Jesus Storybook Bible”by Sally Lloyd-Jones.  At this year’s South Island I was gifted a Manna book voucher and to my delight found Sally’s latest book on their bookstand at the conference.  “Thoughts to Make

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OKids Worship Conference

Brendon and Cathie Clancy are running a dynamic; Spirit-led 3 day programme for children (8‐14), youth, leaders and anyone with a heart for worshipping God, from all denominations!!! 15 to 17 July, 9.30 am to 4 pm at Hope Centre, Lower Hutt.  Costs $70 per participant. To register or

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The Matai Phenomenon

The kids at “B@TCH” are developing a B@tCH vocabulary. It has been growing for a number of years. I was recently talking to the kids about the word for that week which was compassion.  We decided that passion was ‘to care a lot’ and that com came from

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Digging by Silvia Purdie

Digging by Silvia Purdie

As I watched little Arli digging on the beach, I loved the boundless energy as he worked. I reflected on how it’s like that with us and our ministries. We can work and work when we feel safe, when there’s other people cheering us on, when we’ve

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