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One-Anothering This Christmas Season

One-Anothering This Christmas Season

As we approach Christmas, many of us can get wrapped up in preparing for different church productions or events. These can be helpful of course, not only for building community within the church but also to communicate to our communities the story of Jesus’ birth and its significance. But what would it look like to love another in such a way that those outside the church would see a glimpse of Jesus?

Tis the Season for Summer Mission Trips

Tis the Season for Summer Mission Trips

As the weather warms up and the days get longer I can’t help but think, ‘tis the season…for summer mission trips! An almost quintessential part of being a Christian youth or young adult, summer missions are often the time and place God uses to burst people’s bubbles, open their eyes and hearts, and prepare them for a lifelong journey of mission.

One Student’s Journey to Knowing GOD through Jandals

One Student’s Journey to Knowing GOD through Jandals

Over the years Student Life has given out thousands of free jandals to university students all over New Zealand. In just Auckland alone, campus team leader Jeremy Carroll estimates that 16,000 pairs have been handed out in the past four years. Mikayla was one of the hundreds of students who Student Life contacted in 2017. She was a first year student, wondering why she was at university and unsure of her purpose………

Mā te mōhio a te Atua i te whaiarotia

Incarnation is a key principle of Christian mission. God himself came down to earth in human form to communicate his message of good news in the person of Jesus Christ. He did not let such a message be transmitted through the voice of a prophet. He did not...

Friendship Beyond Facebook

Friendship Beyond Facebook

How many times have you checked How many times have you checked Facebook today?  How many Facebook friends do you have?  I have 1,636 friends: but before you think I’m some sort of legendary socialiser, I actually only know under half of them in real life! This is a...

Five Unforgettable Days

Five Unforgettable Days

Every year Student Life holds student conferences in the middle of the year to train students in evangelism and discipleship, and to develop them in their faith. This time is a highlight for many of the students who attend as they are challenged to trust God in new ways, and often make friendships that last a lifetime. Peter Somervell (pastor at Grace Church in Nelson) attended Student Life’s South Island conference this year as the main speaker giving messages on our identity in Christ. This is what he wrote in response to his time there …

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