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COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATORNew Zealand Baptist Missionary Society (NZBMS)Part-time Position: 20hours/ week Location: NZBMS office, Penrose, Auckland NZBMS is the denominational overseas mission organisation for the Baptist Churches of New Zealand. NZBMS is comprised of four entities (Tranzsend – recruitment and sending; Banzaid – aid and development; Marketplacers – Business; Mission World – resourcing and mobilising) which together serve the churches in New Zealand and the communities NZ...

August 5, 2020

Asia Pacific Baptist Federation Covid-19 Appeal

Our friends at the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation are appealing for donors to contribute towards their Covid19 Health and Humanitarian Disaster Appeal for Asia Pacific. Donations can be made via NZBMS using the following information: Account number: 02-0232-0150075-002Reference: APBF appeal...

May 27, 2020

Pre-Easter Update from NZBMS

This Easter weekend our greatest resource is prayer.If you and your church could take ten minutes this Easter to pray, and if every Baptist church took up this challenge our prayers would be multiplied to thousands of hours of prayer time.  Pray for the people the Baptist churches of NZ have sent overseas and the communities they live and work in. Prayer that the poor and vulnerable of the world desperately need at this time.  I pray that this Easter, which will be so different for us ...

April 9, 2020

Mike's Prayer

Dear God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you for sending your son. Jesus we thank you for coming amongst us and being obedient to the mission God gave you and then sending Wairua Tapu to help us with our own mission. We thank you that this mission is one shared by everybody who calls on the name of Jesus and involves all of us being obedient to share you as we go into all the world starting with the one we find ourselves in. We thank you that some have been called to go further tha...

April 6, 2020

Covid-19 Update - 26th March

With a large part of the world in lockdown, you may be wondering about the welfare of our overseas team. Please know that we are closely monitoring the situation through our in-country Crisis Management Teams. Across our different fields our team are all healthy and are doing a great job of handling the unusual circumstances.  If you would like specific information of any of our overseas team, please feel free to contact us [email protected] The video above is a prayer resource to ass...

March 26, 2020

Covid19 Update - March

Covid19 has hit the world hard and fast. The health impacts of the pandemic have resulted in unprecedented travel restrictions and bans worldwide. Just as we face restrictions and challenges here in NZ, our people overseas and the communities they serve are also dealing with the consequences of the virus outbreak. While this may seem alarming, please know that NZBMS is monitoring the situation carefully, and Crisis Management Teams, in our South and South East Asia fields, have been set up to en...

March 20, 2020

Faithful God

Faithful God,  Over the years you have opened up for us opportunity for service and fruitful partnerships in the gospel with many around the world. We are grateful for the privilege of being part in your mission to the world.  We now come to this season of review and change and we ask for your guidance. We need your wisdom, that we might be open to change, innovation and fresh vision. Do not allow fear, ignorance, or the past to limit the work of your Spirit. Thank you for our n...

March 4, 2020

Praying for NZBMS

Those that live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders.From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy. Psalms 65: 8 Ka wehi anō ki aū tohu te hunga e noho ana i ngā pito rawa; hari ana i a koe ngā pūtake o te ata, o te ahiahi. Ngā Waiata 65: 8 E te Atua o te ihi o te mana o te wehi. Karangatia e koe te katoa ki te tuku whakawhetai me te whakamoemiti.Our God of inspiration who calls us to worship, we give you thanks and praise.For those whose dreams...

February 24, 2020

Well done Cindy

Seventeen years ago Cindy was asked to open a school, an English medium school in a church. This church is located in a poorer area of the city and good educational facilities were few and far between. Cindy is a very gifted teacher trainer and she saw this request as an opportunity to model what teaching is all about; empowering the students to learn, to build in them a thirst for lifelong learning.  And so GEMS was born. Golgotha English Medium School provides quality education to all in ...

January 27, 2020

Leaving a Legacy

At the start of a new year, many people take the time to reflect on the year that has passed. Many count their blessings, while also making goals for the year ahead. As an organisation, when we count our blessings, we are thankful for all the ways in which we are encouraged and supported. Whether it’s through fervent prayer, generous giving, or kind notes sent to the office, the different ways that people show their love and care for the work of NZBMS is greatly appreciated and valued. For th...

January 20, 2020

New Principal for CCTB

CCTB (College of Christian Theology Bangladesh) is the largest and oldest theological college in Bangladesh. It celebrated its Golden Jubilee last year (1968-2018). This year Wailes Rangsa was appointed as the new Principal. This is really exciting for the College because he is our first ‘home grown’ principal. He was a former student at the College and then became a teacher. We saw great potential in him to go on to do further studies and in 2012 he was supported by BMF NZ to study in the P...

October 8, 2019

Common Myths About Missionaries

Our amazing archivist came across this picture last week, as she was ruffling through her boxes of archived files. A list of common myths about missionaries. How many have you heard of? How many do you still believe to be true? Are there any you would add?Always up to date on correspondence.Always serious- no humour.Always says “Praise the Lord”.Never flinches at foreign food.Never homesick for family, McDonalds or shopping malls.Always welcomes unexpected guests with a smile and freshly bak...

September 30, 2019

NZBMS Mission Day 2019

God is weaving a masterpiece, and we, as strands of thread, all play a part. God’s masterpiece is a celebration of people and relationships. It is a story of reconciliation and lives changed.  It is the fulfilment of biblical promises, and a hope of what is to come.  e invite you to join us at the NZBMS Mission Day, to celebrate God’s masterpiece. God is weaving, and making known, His love, peace and presence in some of the most remote and spiritually challenging places.  Join...

September 9, 2019

BMF Special Offering 2019

The opportunity for our team to connect with those outside their immediate work environments, and geographical boundaries, is greatly valued, and appreciated, given it happens so rarely due to busy and conflicting schedules. A gathering like this helps those invited to understand in greater depth, how God is using NZBMS and its people in a variety of ways. The first of these all-in NZBMS conferences was held in 2007, where it was suggested that conferences should be held every four years. Since ...

September 2, 2019

A Day of Prayer - Waikato

Fairfield Baptist Church1101 Heaphy TerraceFairfield, Hamilton10am - 3pmLunch ProvidedAn opportunity to hear from NZBMS and our partner organisations in Mission,  and join together in prayer as the body of Christ in the Waikato region. Come and join us in prayer and be encouraged by what God is doing in the nations. RSVP to [email protected] (ph 09 526 8444) by 11 September 2019 for catering purposes....

August 28, 2019

Living in Babylon

Recently at Caversham Baptist Church we completed the NZ Baptist global mission focus - Prayer and Self-Denial.  Our fourth and final Sunday service, included Isaiah 52 v7: ‘How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, peace and salvation. Our God reigns’.  As part of the service, two members painted the well-known picture of NZ’s highest mountain, Mt Cook / Aoraki.  They included a person walking towards the mountain, fitting the ‘messenger’...

August 5, 2019

Does God Care for These People?

Does God have favourites? We get to live in relative comfort and safety in New Zealand while many around the world live in fear and poverty. We get the privilege of hearing the gospel in words, images and language we can understand while many, many people have yet to hear. Is that fair? Does God care? Does God have favourites? We can all threw out the easy answer, “Yes, of course, God cares”; “Jesus loves me this I know for the bible tells me so”. Maybe the more helpful question is: How ...

June 10, 2019

The Student

The youngest of six—one of the only two girls—born into a poor family, this young lady has not had the easiest life. Being sponsored to come to GEMS changed that life and impacted her family. As teachers, we sometimes complained about this student’s frequent absences from school and her low ability. What we didn’t realise was that her family often kept her away insisting she help other family members. Her family didn’t understand the importance of her attending school, believin...

June 4, 2019

We’re Making A Difference.

 Rāwiri Auty reflects on the theme ‘We’re Making A Difference.’ We all like to think we're making a difference, don’t we? We invest our time, effort and resources into things that we care about, and we grasp onto a deep desire to see something good come of it all. Sometimes we're delighted by what we see, but other times we wonder if the effort was really worth it. Recently, I completed a Master’s thesis. It’s been the single hardest piece of work I’ve ever done. There were t...

May 27, 2019

Education can change everything

Education can be the key to lifting a person out of poverty and enabling them to create a legacy for themselves and their family. Cindy, with her husband Ross, uses education to transform lives. Cindy tells the story of this aspect of Tranzsend’s work in Bangladesh.  From zero to 320 students since 2006; the establishment of GEMS (Golgotha Baptist English Medium School) has been quite a challenging journey. The school resides in a few rooms on top of a church in Dhaka city. Most...

May 13, 2019

Prayer and Self Denial reflection from Lyn Davis

Lyn Davis reflects on the theme ‘Expect Great Things, Attempt Great Things’. This quote from missionary William Carey conjures up all sorts of feelings. As a young person, and later as an overseas mission worker expecting and attempting great things seemed a little bit easier, a bit more exciting and somehow more motivating than it does today! For example, we lived in East Asia during a season where God was moving in an amazing way –we saw many young factory workers turn to Him during medi...

May 6, 2019

In His Presence A Day of Prayer

10am – 3pm  |  Lunch providedTawa Baptist Church 229 Main Road, Tawa, WellingtonAn opportunity to hear from NZBMS and our partner organisations in Mission,  and join together in prayer as the body of Christ in the Wellington region. Come and join us in prayer and be encouraged by what God is doing in the nations. RSVP to [email protected] (ph 09 526 8444) by 17 June 2019 for catering purposes....

April 27, 2019

Trust & Obey

‘Trust and obey, for there’s no other wayTo be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.’ The words of this hymn are as true for us today as they were 132 years ago when this was written: ‘Where He sends we will go. Never fear, only trust and obey.’  How is God leading you to trust Him today?...

April 23, 2019

Hundred Year Celebration

We left Dhaka at 8.30 on a cool morning. There was blue sky somewhere above the smog, and we had only 40 km to go. The journey took over five hours. Five hours of bumps, near misses, going nowhere, sudden bursts of speed, strategic changes of direction and still more waiting. It felt like we’d never get there. Until at last we did, welcomed by smiling volunteers, into a huge gathering of Bangladeshi Baptist believers. A bit like the journey we’d come to celebrate, really. Over 100 years of ...

April 15, 2019

It’s Up to You

How can we best use our time and resources for God's Kingdom? How much stuff do we buy that we don't REALLY need? What is God challenging you to do differently or give up as you take part in this year's Prayer and Self Denial appeal...

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