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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Based off the first Free Store that was founded in Wellington in 2010, and part of the Free Store Movement Aotearoa. The Kairos Free Store in Christchurch will be the first to open in the South Island - due to open its doors mid 2018. We are a non for profit, charitable organisation, run 100% by volunteers.
When you combine hungry people in the community, the masses of quality, wasted food from cafes & eateries daily + passionate people who want to get involved. Something beautiful is bound to happen...
100% of the money goes to missions (50% to a mission of your choice working with a lesser reached people group, the other 50% goes to One-2-One Charitable Trust, working with South East Asia’s underserved and vulnerable)
$25 per person
Interested? We are available from the 9th of April 2018!
Your organization’s name & preferred date/s
A contact person (email and phone number please)
The vaccinators are accredited doctors and passionate about missions.