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Tips for studying the Bible (July is Bible Month)

July is Bible Month.

The Bible Society, as part of it’s Good for Life campaign, have released some great resources that might be useful for your youth ministry. They have some excellent testimony videos, Bible Studies, A Bible Summary, posters and a six month New Testament Reading Challenge which includes a completion certificate.

The Bible Society have also given these tips for studying the Bible.

Tips for studying the Bible

PRAY – ask God to help you understand what you’re about to read.

READ AND LISTEN – read the passage slowly and carefully. Think about the parts that stand out for you. Read those verses again.

THINK / REFLECT – ask yourself some questions:
• What’s the main point of the passage?
• What does it say about God? Does it say anything about
what God wants for me?
• Is there something I need to learn? Is there an example to follow, or a warning? Is God giving me a promise?
• How does God want me to respond in my thoughts, words and actions?

WRITE / JOURNAL – it’s also good to write down your thoughts and the verses that really stood out for you in a journal so you can look back on what you’ve learned.

PRAISE – thank God for his Word and what you’ve learned today. If you find your Bible hard to understand, have a look at some advice on finding an easier to read Bible.

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Chaplaincy Training Course, 24-25 June, Palmerston North

Chaplaincy – walking alongside students to help school communities thrive.

Use your caring skills and connect with young people who need a “listening ear”.  We can help shape your natural pastoral leanings at a Lifewalk CARE course.

Join our next course on  24-25 June at Palmerston North to begin the training needed to equip you for this important role in our State schools.

Contact Sally at wellington@lifewalk.org.nz for more information and the opportunity to join others, from the Lower North Island, who want to positively impact young lives.

Following this intensive two-day course, you will be ready to be matched to a   school and begin ‘on the job chaplaincy work’, whilst receiving continuing training and supervision. (www.lifewalk.org.nz).

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Porn and the Grace of God Tour

Jessica Harris is an author, blogger, and international speaker characterized by her courage, transparency, and grace.

Speaking from her own experience, and from her passion for authenticity, she brings to light the issues of women who are addicted to pornography. Jessica also speaks on relationships, abstinence, and prolonged singleness.

Her message encourages others to live abundant lives full of freedom. Few speakers address these issues from a Godly perspective with honesty, humour and candour pulling from her own life experiences.

Jessica has been featured in the documentary “The Heart of the Matter” as well as on ABC Nightline. She has been a guest author for numerous blogs, including Covenant Eyes, Proverbs 31 Ministries, and Sheila Wray Gregoire’s To Love Honor and Vacuum. In 2016, she released her self-published memoir, Beggar’s Daughter, and is currently working on her next book. You can find out more about Jessica by visiting her website: beggarsdaughter.com.

Jessica is speaking over two days at venues in Hamilton, Auckland and Tauranga. Come and hear a story of God’s wonderful healing grace AND how you can know the warning signs AND how you will be able to help those in need.

Please Note: You will need to pre-register and pay for the seminars but not the evening meetings.

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Seminars: $20.00 pp

(for Pastors, Youth Pastors, Children and Family Pastors, and Counsellors)

Please PRE-REGISTER by clicking on the event you wish to attend:

Monday 29 May at 9.00-11.30am
Hamilton
Hamilton Central Baptist Church, 33 Charlemont Street, Hamilton 3200

Monday 29 May at 3.00-5.00pm
Tauranga: Lifechurch, 934 Cameron Rd, Tauranga 3112

Tuesday 30 May at 11.30-1.30pm (no lunch)
Auckland (Pakuranga): Eastgate Christian Centre, 5 Ben Lomond Drive, Pakuranga Heights, Auckland 2010

Tuesday 30 May at 3.00-5.00pm
Auckland (North Shore): Gracegate Church, 42 Parkway Drive, Sunnynook, Auckland 0632

Click here to download a flyer

Evening meetings:

(for Church Elders, Teachers, Parents and Youth). All Welcome.

No pre-registration necessary – just come along – an offering will be taken

Monday 29 May at 7.00-9.00pm
Tauranga:
Lifechurch, 934 Cameron Rd, Tauranga 3112

Tuesday 30 May at 7.00-9.00pm
Auckland (North Shore): Gracegate Church, 42 Parkway Drive, Sunnynook, Auckland 0632

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2017 Easter Camp Gospel of Luke

At Easter Camp this year, keep an eye out for Bible Society’s new Easter Camp Gospel of Luke (NLT) designed especially for us. Perfect for a Term 2 follow-up to Easter Camp, the Gospel will feature an 8 week discussion guide for youth groups, chapter summaries to help you understand what you’ve just read and pause reflection sections to help you pause and hear God when reading it.

This Gospel has been created especially to help youth hear from God and learn to follow Jesus, so ask your leader to pick up copies for your youth group.

Easter Camps 2017

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Dr Andrew Root – 11 Feb, Dunedin

“Encountering Christ in community together”

An inspiring day with Dr Andrew Root exploring ministry with children and young people in shared life-communities

 Saturday 11 February 2017, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

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The Sound Fuse

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The Sound Fuse summer camp is a clashing of faith, music and culture. It is designed to capture the feeling of a music festival, but with the “we’re in it together” focus of a missional task-force. It is a micro-microFestival. (That’s a new phrase.)

It is aimed at senior high-school students who want to make a difference in the world, who have a bent for creative expression, and who love (or are curious about) God. During this week together, we are looking to create those moments of deep connection where music + people + place all combine into something unique and meaningful… and we’ll be using the powerful creative capabilities of music and words to help lead us there. The questions we’re looking to answer is, how do I become the kind of person the world needs more of? and, how can I do that with style? 😉

Location: Tirohanga Camp, Dunedin, NZ

Dates: 17th-21st January, 2017

Cost: $350pp.

Age: 15+

Website: http://thesoundfuse.com/

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ABOUT PRAY FOR OUR PACIFIC

Pray for our Pacific is non-denominational and open to interpretation. Therefore each church community has an opportunity to Pray for our Pacific in whatever way best reflects their community and capacity. These are some examples:

  • Dedication of a prayer during your sabbath service.
  • Dedication of your church service to #PrayForOurPacific
  • Youth-lead #PrayForOurPacific activities
  • A #PrayForOurPacific prayer circle
  • Sharing stories from relevant scriptures with Sunday school children
  • Sharing local stories of climate impacts
  • Remembrance service dedicated to lives lost during climate change disasters
  • #PrayForOurPacific church rally which includes all of the above!

Your event can be as big or as small as you like. What is important is that your church owns your event and you know that you will be joined by our brothers and sisters throughout the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. Possibly beyond!

It’s important that we as a people use our faith to empower ourselves and this movement. We aren’t looking to our faith as a way to solve the issue of climate change, but we are looking to our faith to find the strength to continue the fight to protect the planet that was gifted to us. Not a planet that we have dominion over, but a planet we are stewards of.

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Alpha’s Global Invitation

This year Alpha’s going global with over 52 countries launching at the same time in
September, extended over 18 months. Through the campaign video and materials, Bear Grylls will challenge the perception of being a fearless outdoor adventurer by sharing an untold story of his inner adventure to faith.

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bearWith the help of Bear Grylls popularity, Alpha New Zealand is planning on running a significant advertising throughout the country. My understanding is, that Alpha aims to have 350 churches in our country start an Alpha course just after Easter in May 2017.  Alpha can’t make this happen, and needs churches to partner with them.

In September 2016 Alpha New Zealand will be holding “Invite the Nation“, 1 hour events, across New Zealand. With food, a talk and discussion Alpha wants to encourage cities and towns to come together to invite the nation.

Whangarei: 5th September 2016, 7pm, St Andrews Uniting Church
Auckland – North Shore: 6th September 2016, 7pm, Birkenhead Baptist Church
Auckland – Central: 7th September 2016, 12pm, Mt Albert Baptist Church
Auckland – East: 7th September 2016, 7pm, Elim Botany Downs
Hamilton: 9th September 2016, 12pm, Hamilton Central Baptist Church
Tauranga: 9th September 2016, 7pm, Bethlehem Baptist Church
Hawke’s Bay: 10th September 2016, 7pm, St John’s Presbyterian Church, Hastings
Palmerston North: 12th September 2016, 7pm, Salvation Army Palmerston North
Waitara / New Plymouth: 13th September 2016, 7pm, Knox Church Waitara
Wellington: 22nd September 2016, 7pm, Salvation Army Johnsonville
Nelson: 15th September 2016, 7pm, St Barnabas Anglican Church Stoke
Christchurch: 16th September 2016, Grace Vineyard City Campus
Dunedin: 19th September 2016, East Taieri Church
Gore: TBC

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At these meetings you will get access to resources to invite your community/your peers/your colleagues to explore faith. With one of the worlds most recognised TV stars as the face of the Invitation, there’s never been a better opportunity to invite people on Alpha.