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Manna Christian Store Christchurch is Relocating!

Written by Influence

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Manna Christchurch have some news to share with you.

THEY ARE ON THE MOVE!!!

Final day at the Hornby store location is

Friday, 23rd October 2020 until 3pm.

NEW LOCATION:

130 Riccarton Road, Riccarton,
Christchurch 8041
(Opposite the "Westfield Riccarton Mall").

RE-OPENING at the new location on
TUESDAY, 27TH OCTOBER 2020 AT 9 AM


We are celebrating the re-opening at our new location with a Sale.*20% off Everything Storewide at the Manna Christchurch Store.
Sale is from 27th -31st October 2020.Visit the new store for all of your Bible, Book and Gift resources.
The team look forward to seeing you soon!

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Faith film releasing in New Zealand cinemas nationwide : Fatima

Written by Influence

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FATIMA is a powerful and uplifting drama based on historical events, where a 10-year-old shepherd and her two younger cousins in Fátima, Portugal, report visions of the Virgin Mary. Inspiring thousands of believers and angering officials of both the Catholic Church and the secularist government, who try to force them to recant their story.

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Nexus Community

Written by Chris Ponniah

Nexus Community is a gathering of people from different ethnic groups and cultures with a view of better serving the ethnic groups in Christchurch and to help them encounter God. Our mission is to be “a multi-ethnic community knitted together as life-long disciples of Jesus”. The word "nexus” means a connection, or series of connections, linking 2 or more things. It can also mean a central or focal point. The aim of this community is two-fold - to provide a relational connection that brings people of different ethnic groups together and to provide a spiritual connection with people of different ethnicities to Christ who is the central or focal point of this community. 

Nexus Community meets every Saturday at 4pm for worship, study of God’s Word, prayer and fellowship.

Come join us and bring a friend.

For more information contact Chris Ponniah (021 528821 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Praying as One for New Zealand

Written by Influence

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Praying as One for New Zealand

These are unprecedented times for Aotearoa, and indeed for the world. More than ever we need Christian believers to unite in prayer!

New Zealand Christian Network is delighted to announce that it has been able to work with a number of groups (NZCN, Move NZ, Rhema Broadcasting, Intercessors for NZ, Missions Interlink, and the World Evangelical Alliance) to pull together Pray As One NZ, a 9-day initiative intended to unite Christians all over NZ in prayer and fasting for our nation. We are inviting leaders from all over NZ to join us in leading this initiative.

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Burden - faith-based film releases in NZ June/July

Written by Influence

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Burden, starring Andrea Riseborough, Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Tess Harper and Usher Raymond.

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and Garrett Hedlund star in a powerful and timely true-story of faith and love overcoming hate.

Set in a small South Carolina town scarred from deep-rooted racism in the mid-nineties, an unlikely friendship forms when an African American Reverend (Whitaker) shelters Mike Burden (Hedlund) a KKK member, along with his girlfriend Judy, a single mother played by Andrea Riseborough. Through his faith and love, Reverend Kennedy helps Mike leave his violent past in the Klan ultimately helping to heal the community.

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Welcome to Inspire Life Coaching

Written by Jackie Gudsell

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HI I’m Jackie Gudsell, founder of Inspire Life Coaching. Like many women, I wear a number of hats. Wife, Mother, Young Grandmother, Business Woman, and Artist. Having walked a journey of faith for over thirty years, and been involved in different ministries, I understand the cost that those in Ministry face on a daily basis.

Alongside my husband Craig, an Insurance broker to the Churches, we have worked within Christendom, nationwide, for the past 25 + years. As a mentor to many over the years, it was a natural progression for me to complete a CPC course (Certificate in Pastoral counselling) with Richard Black, Supervision qualifications, and Life Coach training.

Enough about me, what about you, What is it you’d like to say if given the opportunity, knowing that someone would hear the story you need and want to tell, someone safe, who is not part of your faith community. What difference would that make?

My passion is to inspire and support women in Ministry related roles, including those married to, or partnering with those in Ministry, providing encouragement, and strategies to assist them in their role.

My heart is that each woman would find freedom and success.

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Religious freedom

Written by Alan Vink

Dear Pastors

This week a few of us met in Auckland to have a roundtable conversation about Religious Freedom in New Zealand. So as it is occupying my mind at present I thought I would share a few thoughts on this subject this week.

WHY I believe a national conversation is needed?

There are a number of reasons why I believe we need to have a national conversation on Religious Freedom in NZ.

  • This has become a critical issue in our day. Most everyone agrees with the importance of Religious Freedom in a Democratic society. However Christian Freedom is already under threat in NZ and around much of the ‘free’ world.
  • Christian Faith continues to be marginalised often times in favour of the ‘newer’ religions mostly from Asia that have accompanied immigrant peoples.
  • Everyday Christians have already had their mouths stopped for fear of saying the wrong thing, offending others (especially their work mates and employers) or afraid of committing the terrible offense of hate speech.
  • Pastors and preachers are increasingly reluctant to address this issue (and other social and moral issues) for fear of offending their parishioners many of whom have quite different points of view especially the millennials.
  • There seems to be no ‘prophetic voice’ anymore.
  • It is VERY hard to get consensus (let alone unity) from the Christian church on this or any issue for that matter. The Christian viewpoint has become increasingly diverse on most of the big issues of our day.
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Better World Gap Year 2019

Written by Influence

Better World is a Gap Year program for young adults centered around issues of social justice in our world today and God's heart.

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