Hui & Pilgrimage, 24-27 October 2014
Our lives are defined by stories. We must ask ourselves: to which story do I belong?
The story of New Zealand is the story of the gospel. Like any nation, New Zealand’s story contains elements of goodness, brokenness and redemption. Betrayal, war and tension tend to dominate our culture’s collective understanding of our past. Is there a way of retelling the story that isn’t naïve yet recognises the hand of God?
Our Story: Aotearoa seeks to discover how our national narrative and God’s story have been woven together. Celebrate this event alongside representatives of the global mission community and delve into our diverse history. Hear stories of the first NZCMS missionaries sent to this land and from our land, take stock of where we are at today and envision the future with God.
Reverse Mission Teams
We’re turning mission upside down to celebrate 200 years of the gospel in New Zealand. Traditionally, mission meant going ‘over there’. During 2014 NZCMS is bringing African and Asian leaders and workers to New Zealand to support local communities, parishes, churches, schools and iwi in their evangelistic, social and spiritual development.
NZCMS’ First African Reverse Mission Team (Dunedin & Timaru)
Location: Dunedin & local areas
Date: Saturday 29 March to Sunday 13 April 2014
Our first ‘reverse’ mission team will be hosted by local parishes in and around Dunedin. During this time they will be speaking in churches and heading out into the streets of Dunedin and around Otago to share the gospel.
Location: Timaru & local areas
Date: 13 – 21 April 2014
The team will be hosted by local parishes in Timaru. During this time they will be speaking in churches and heading out into the streets of Timaru and South Canterbury to share the gospel.