a base in kingdom values and led by the Holy Spirit – Missionary Care #6

Firstly what does it mean for our practice to be centred in and based on Jesus kingdom values, secondly what role does the Holy Spirit play in leading us as individual care workers, in those we care for and corporately as a profession. Our care for missionaries needs to be based in kingdom values and Holy Spirit led.

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six conversations about missionary care in New Zealand – four

In September I attended the Second South Pacific Membercare Conference. A conference for all those involved in missionary care in Australia, New Zealand and across the pacific.  I have spent a lot of time over the last 8 years reflecting on member care, particularly thinking about its foundations and definition.  For New Zealand to lead… Read More six conversations about missionary care in New Zealand – four

six conversations about missionary care in New Zealand – Three

This is the third post in a series considering what we need to talk about as missionary care steps up, upskills and develops as a profession.  I believe New Zealand can lead the way in increasing the professionalism of membercare.  This time I want to start a conversation about understanding what it means to be… Read More six conversations about missionary care in New Zealand – Three

six conversations about missionary care in New Zealand – two

Last month I attended the Second South Pacific Membercare Conference. A conference for all those involved in missionary care in Australia, New Zealand and across the pacific.  I have spent a lot of time over the last 7 years reflecting on member care and I was somewhat disappointed at the level of conversation and engagement… Read More six conversations about missionary care in New Zealand – two

book reflection: women with a mission

On the first Monday of each month, I offer some reflections on a book I have been reading. These are not book reviews, but a reflection on how the book interacts with my story and the questions that I currently have. I share where the book takes me with my questions, whether it conjures up new ideas or questions, whether it helps me frame my experiences and gives me things to ponder.

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face outward

I have always disliked introducing myself at social events because the first thing you are asked is so “what do you do?”  The answer for me has never been simple.  I envy those people who could say “I am a primary school teacher or a nurse or a vet” and people immediately understand what they… Read More face outward

renewing theology

“Where are all the young people?” I’ve been at countless meetings where I have been approached by a kindly and passionate older lady who has asked me that question.  Statistically in NZ the church is shrinking in people under 60 and growing in people over 60 so probability says our meetings will be dominated by… Read More renewing theology