Archives for: November 2015

There were 7 posts published in November 2015.

Thankful Advent Calendar

The Christian writer G. K. Chesterton had the right idea when he said we need to get in the habit of “taking things with gratitude and not taking things for granted.” Gratitude puts everything in a fresh perspective; it enables us to see the many blessings all around us. And the more ways we find to give thanks, the more things we find to be grateful for.


Jo Kisona – ‘superwoman’

If there was a crown for the busiest woman in New Zealand, it would currently be on Jo Kisona’s head.

Not only is the 38-year-old mother to daughter Eden (1) and three-year-old twins, Olga and Judah, she also works full-time for Child, Youth & Family as the residence manager of a 20-bed unit for vulnerable youth in Lower Hutt.


A very angry Christmas quiz

This quiz has circulated around the internet for a long time. I have used it with a variety of age groups. I have often found that students get a bit angry and incredulous when the answers are revealed. They find it outrageous that the ‘facts’ they know about the Christmas story don’t really appear in the Bible but are the result of tradition. In fact while many of the things we have added in tradition may be reasonable assumptions this quiz is a good reminder to us all at Christmas to go back to the source of the nativity stories. Children can find this quiz confronting and I have even had students say to me: Do you even read the Bible?!?!


Summer Breeze

Feel the warm summer breeze! revel in the spectacular and beautiful Karaka Bay on Great Barrier Island! no need to cook or prepare meals! wonderful company in a Christian community” Then you can also experience! worship and inspiration from outstanding international and local ministers” Too good to be true?


2016 Youth Ministry Wall Planner

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Youth Ministry Wall Planner

The PYM 2016 youth ministry wall planners is now available to help you plan your 2016. This a great tool to help you plan your year, write in your events, and put it up in your office, youth room or church hall.