The bicultural Baptist journey

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In 2014, during the conclusion of our annual Baptist gathering at Waitangi, we committed ourselves to an incarnational engagement within biculturalism. Here JOHN DOUGLAS gives an update on our progress.

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What model do you drive?

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JOHN PEACHEY looks at the power of leadership models and how some can hurt you, not help you, as a leader.

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God's sovereignty

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What is God’s plan for your life, and how much say do you get in it? RHETT SNELL reflects on a topic many of us wrestle with at some point in our faith journey.

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Children, church & mission

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For the sake of the generations to come, who is the church called to be? And what might a refreshed theological vision that answered that question look like? KAREN WARNER considers these questions and offers a catalyst for further discussion.

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A pastoral response to suicide

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Suicide transcends age, ethnicity, and social and economic markers, and is a topic the media regularly raises. CRAIG VERNALL reflects on the questions suicide raises for us all, especially for those grieving a lost loved one.

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Education choices for Christian families

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Will your faith inform how your children are schooled? PETE SLANEY explores the pinnacles and pitfalls of three educational choices.

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Grace shared

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David Moko and Steve Davis reflect upon one of the five strategic priorities Baptist churches are being encouraged to explore—'share'. Specifically they ask, what does it mean to share grace?

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What does God think about girls and women?

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Sarah Harris unpacks how 1 Timothy 2 can be an empowering text for women in the church.

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Baptist World Alliance Stands Against Slavery

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PETER MIHAERE, a member of Eastview Baptist Church and CEO of the Baptist justice initiative, Stand Against Slavery, reports on a resolution made by BWA General Council that acknowledges the issue of modern slavery and that urges Baptists worldwide to take a stand for the rights of "the least of these".

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Our commitment to love well

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Something revolutionary is happening at Manurewa Baptist Church—and as it permeates our congregation, the result is we are growing together, both in our appreciation of each other and the God we serve.

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40 years young... and still going strong!

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This month, HBH Senior Living celebrates forty years since the doors of Howick Baptist Home and Hospital (as it was then known) were first opened in 1977. A great deal has changed since then although, as their Director of Nursing explains, the little things that make HBH special still remain the same.

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Fifty years strong

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Way back in 1967, a group of young mums from Northcote Baptist Church were bottling apples at the Auckland City Mission when someone suggested starting an op shop to raise money for the new church building. All money raised from the shop is given away again. Over the past fifty years those donations have topped one million dollars.

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Our trip to school

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Children are a vital part of our Tranzsend family. In this article, the children of some of our tranzsend workers share something of their life overseas.

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Transformation

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One of the most precious moments of 2017 so far for me was being invited to one of our ladies’ AA meetings.

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A long walk in one direction

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As Senior Pastor of Morrinsville Baptist Church, Phil Pawley had fifty-five days of study leave owing to him. He wanted to do something that would be good for his spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being, and that also would benefit his church in some way. A hikoi seemed to him like the ideal solution to achieve these outcomes.

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Park Up for Homes

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Last year, a group of friends in Mangere were meeting three or four mornings a week for a short time of prayer. One of the prayers that was regularly coming up was for those who were sleeping in cars. After a few more prayers and discussions, as well as pulling in a few more key people, a decision was made to do some kind of protest—and Park Up for Homes was born.

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Building without a mortgage… is it possible?

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For churches contemplating building projects, St Albans Baptist Church Senior Pastor John Alpe encourages you to believe that Jesus can take you through the whole process and out the other side, ending up with stunning facilities, yet no debt. In the belief that God wants to help you through their experience, he offers the following comments.

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Carey welcomes new students

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Undertaking tertiary study can be a daunting experience for new students. That is why Orientation Day, traditionally held a week before semester starts, is extremely important as an opportunity for staff and faculty to welcome new students. It is a way to prepare them for the rigours of study, and introduces them to the Carey community so that they can confidently start the year.

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The Baptist Worship Project

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Have you had the privilege of visiting different Baptist churches and camps around New Zealand? There are some excellent worship leaders, and hearing worship songs produced by local artists is inspiring—it serves to connect us deeply with Christ. But it is a sad reality that lots of other Kiwis will never get to hear these amazing songs of praise. It is a tragic loss and a buried treasure.

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Big changes for Christian Savings

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Christian Savings has been on a massive journey of change since 2014. Back in the day, Baptist Savings borrowed money from Baptist churches and people, and lent to other Baptist churches. It was like a small mutual society, which the great and the good in the financial world were not remotely interested in.

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