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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………

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 …

Passing of Andy Bray

Passing of Andy Bray

Dear friends and supporters of Tandem ministries, It is with a heavy heart that I let you know Andy Bray, our FamilyLife director, passed away at 12:20am in the morning of June 2nd to be with his Lord and Saviour.  Andy has been unwell with heart and kidney issues...

The Prize: Faith Under the Microscope

The Prize: Faith Under the Microscope

In June and July of this year, the world’s eyes will be turned towards Russia as teams from 32 countries compete at the FIFA World Cup. Famed Liverpool football manager of the 1970s Bill Shankly half-jokingly said, “Football’s not a matter of life and death - it’s...

Pentecost: After the Wind, Fire, and Tongues

Pentecost: After the Wind, Fire, and Tongues

This year Pentecost Sunday is May 20. It’s a day to remember the first day of Pentecost in Acts 2, where we see God the Holy Spirit descending to earth, empowering the apostles to proclaim repentance. Upon hearing the gospel, thousands come to faith and they devote...

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