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Rugby World Cup opens the Door to Mission

Rugby World Cup opens the Door to Mission

God is using the Rugby World Cup to break down barriers to the gospel in sports-mad Japan in a way that has left local pastors amazed. Timo Tagaloa, a former Rugby World Cup player and Athletes in Action staff was invited to Japan by the Japan International Sports...

Kiwi Kids Animate the Bible

Kiwi Kids Animate the Bible

Indigitous is a network pioneered by Tandem’s global partners to engage Christians around the world in using their digital talents to build God’s kingdom. One of the ways they do this is by running hackathons where people spend an entire weekend creating digital...

Door knocking adventures!

Door knocking adventures!

Every year Student Life partners with a local church to survey a suburb, sharing the gospel to its residents and gaining valuable insight into the values and needs of the community. These partnerships are so helpful because those who want to hear more about Jesus, and anyone who decides to follow Christ, can be followed up by a member of a local church!
Below are a bunch of stories from students who went door-knocking during a Student Life conference. As you read through you’ll notice how encouraged these students were afterwards.

Twelve witnesses: fake news or real deal?

Twelve witnesses: fake news or real deal?

An extraordinary event that few would believe before it happened. In fact, an event so extraordinary that many deny that it ever happened at all. And only twelve witnesses that were actually present to see the event. And this month we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this event – humans walking on the moon.There was another extraordinary event that happened, that many people say is so extraordinary that it never happened. And coincidentally there were twelve key witnesses to this event as well …

Who knew Jandals could Change Lives?

Who knew Jandals could Change Lives?

Walking through a university campus in the first couple of weeks of semester is hectic. Most of us will have seen a version of it in a movie or TV show, or perhaps have experienced it personally; a scene of hundreds of students walking by stalls of more people, who...

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………

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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