NZBMS is denominational overseas mission organisation of the Baptist Churches of New Zealand.  With 133 years of active service, NZBMS has a proud history that continues to this day.

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In the beginning...

In October 1885 at the Assembly of the Baptist Churches of New Zealand, the gathering voted unanimously to establish the New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society. Within months the first missionary, Rosalie MacGeorge, was sent out to work with the Bengali people in India. Others quickly followed, creating over a century of missionary endeavours by New Zealand Baptists in various parts of the world.

Where on earth...

The primary geographical region of focus is South Asia, East Asia and SE Asia with some focus in the Pacific. However through the partnership with Mission World, we seek to encourage, mobilise and resource NZ Baptists - individuals and churches - to wherever in the world that God may direct

LATEST NEWS & UPDATES

Trust & Obey

‘Trust and obey, for there’s no other way To 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:Read more

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,Read more

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 thisRead more

BBCF Celebrated 100 years of God’s Grace

February 21-23, 2019 marked the 100th anniversary of Bangladesh Baptist Church Fellowship with the celebration of attracting more than 2500 people from Churches plus mission and ministry partners.Read more

Expect Great Things - Attempt Great Things

Arnie talks about the theme of ‘Expect Great Things from God, Attempt Great Things for God’ outside William Carey’s church. Read more

Acknowledging the past to step forward into the future

Ka Mua, Ka Muri Organisational and personal histories have always fascinated me. I think it’s the knowledge that the present is just a moment in a far broader story; and to arrive at that presentRead more

Join the Woven Life team!

Do you have a background in: TeachingCoachingYouth and children workSocial workHorticultureAgricultureBusiness?If so, we’d love to hear from you! The Woven Life Foundation in South East Asia isRead more

A Day Of Prayer

'The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.' - James 5:16 Join us in New Plymouth on Saturday 23rd March for a day 'In His Presence', as we gatherRead more

It’s a new year

On the wall in my office are images of all the people serving in Asia through NZBMS and on behalf of New Zealand Baptist Churches. As I look at these photos, I’m struck by the variety amongst themRead more

A Letter from Pastor Arnie

Ever noticed that where God leads, it can be quite interesting? None of our NZ Baptists living overseas necessarily PLANNED to do that! They were people like us, part of a Baptist Church, who came toRead more

Beyond Understanding

I was on my way to visit the children in a neighbouring country. It was the half term break at their school and I would spend that time with them out of school. I had arrived at the airport inRead more

(Re)Commissionings

At the recent Baptist Hui, we were thrilled to be able to commission back to South Asia, Joel and Lizzie and Charlie and Jo (in absentia). Both of these young couples have been in  NZ in 2018 asRead more
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