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P.A. for Senior leaders of Living Waters Christian Centre, Christchurch NZ

Written by Grant Irvine

We are looking for a "can-do" person to act as a Personal Assistant to the Senior Leaders of Living Waters Christian Centre on a part-time basis.

The ideal applicant will be positive and friendly with people, be able to prioritise their workload and effectively manage time.

You will need:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • High attention to detail
  • Superb organisational skills
  • Loads of initiative
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, with fast and accurate skills
  • Competency with computers, apple phones and other tech is a must
  • Ability to align with LWCC core values and vision

To apply please send your CV, Completed Job Application Form (attached) along with a covering letter to our Administrator, Grant Irvine: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A more complete Job Profile and Job Application Form is attached.

Applications will close Tuesday 3 August at 4pm

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Applications Close: 03 August 2021

The Latest Update Safe Haven Housing Trust

Written by Bryan Johnson

Tena Koutou Katoa,

Friends and Supporters of The Safe Haven Trust (Wharenui Ahuru Mowai) (SHHT) & The Asia Pacific Discipleship Trust.

On the 8th of June we were at the point that we need a remaining $97,000 to go unconditional by today. We did not make that amount - in the last three days we received $23,159 from 64 donors. So we need another $53,841.

We weren’t discouraged because yesterday we asked the builders for an extension of 7 days, but they surprised us with 12 days. Our unconditional date is now 21st June 2021.

We praise God joyfully, that over the Queen’s birthday weekend we were able to communicate with over 12,000 people through a video produced by Smiley Media. In the Mangere market on Saturday morning people took out their wallets and gave us donations. It was humbling. This is the link to the video -

We also did an interview with Pastor John Catmur of the Mangere Central Baptist Church, and he explained his vision for helping asylum seekers integrate into New Zealand society in the context of Maori, Marae, and Mangere’s diverse multicultural community. View the interview on Facebook under smiley media.

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Finding You - Movie Release

Written by Aleisha: 021984193

FINDING YOU - Releasing theatrically on May 13 (also available for private cinema hires from April 30 for groups, organisations and fun)

Reach out to your local cinema to make a bookings (HOYTS, Reading and more)

Starring Rose Reid, Jedidiah Goodacre, Kat McNamara and Vanessa Redgrave (ATONEMENT, LETTERS TO JULIET)

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3 Books from Christchurch Author, Garry Rodgers

Written by Garry Rodgers

The Christchurch Revivalists 1850-1930

In ‘The Christchurch Revivalists 1850-1930’ the wonderful unique, rich, but buried, spiritual history of our city is uncovered.

Te Waipounamu Awakening

The prophetic people of Aotearoa have been saying for decades that Māori will lead the next major revival in our nation. That being the case, we need to understand the cause of the first awakening so that we can take those lessons from the past and apply them to our day.

Whatever Wherever

In the biography section of ‘Whatever Wherever’, read how Haydn Hutton felt called by the Lord to go to India. The first 4 ½ years were fraught with extreme difficulty including contracting tuberculosis and hepatitis A and a lockdown in a small village in Andhra Pradesh that lasted between 2 and 3 years. 

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The Rubbish Challenge: 10 Steps to Less Waste in 10 Months

Written by Silvia Purdie

Rubbish Challenge

Greetings in Christ to the churches in Christchurch.

I have a wero, a challenge for you. I would like to invite your church to consider your waste, both in homes and as a church. I have written you a resource called ‘The Rubbish Challenge: 10 Steps to Less Waste in 10 Months’, which is available as an insert into your e-newsletter. If you would like to receive this over the next 10 months please email me:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Silvia Purdie

A Rocha Christchurch

027 242 1113

The Rubbish Challenge

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Kawatiri Karakia Korero Kai Koha (K5) Retreat Centre

Written by Margaret & Stephen Young

K5 is located at 5 River Road, Hector 7822, 30 minutes north of Westport, and close to beach, river and bush. Can pick up from Westport if needed.

Accommodation is in Guest room with own en suite and fridge. The Sanctuary Chapel is available in grounds for your use. Available for 1/2 day to 5 day retreats. Directed or Self-directed. Customised to your requirements. If you prefer to self cater , there is the option of using the flat adjacent to St Peters Community Church, Granity.

Margaret and Stephen have been Prison Chaplains for many years and are keen to provide retreats for folk , regardless of their financial position, so everything is on a Koha basis.

Between us we have qualifications and experience in Chaplaincy, Spiritual Direction, Counselling, Clinical Supervision, Addictions, Rehabilitation and Cross -Cultural Ministry.

Please e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and booking availability. Check our fb group and page -Kawatiri Karakia Korero Kai Koha

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Hope Funerals Christchurch

Written by Hope Presbyterian

Hope Presbyterian Church has moved into the funeral business though an initiative of its Business Life Trust. The goal is to serve the community with caring affordable funerals with any profit going back to the community. 

As of October this year Hope Funerals Christchurch has been launched and has also completed the sale and purchase of Heritage Funeral Services, whose resources and staff expertise will be an integral part of the business plan going forward. In the first two months of operations eight families have been assisted through the funeral process, including two WINZ assisted funerals, one direct cremation, four church based funeral services and one funeral and burial service. 

We would welcome the opportunity to work with the wider community and in particular other congregations who share the desire to support a good value Christian based social enterprise funeral service. 

Enquires about pre-planning, pre-paying or for more information, contact Peter Hunter 03 322 7770 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hope Funerals

New Book : Relentless Kindness by Paul Eden

Written by Paul Eden

A new book, locally written, is now available as a resource for burnout. It arises out of personal experience of ministry burnout, but is intended to be inspiring and helpful to a wider readership.

Cover RelentlessKindness version1Why are people reluctant to speak of their burnout experience, especially when they hold positions that are in the public eye, such as in Christian ministry? How can the crippling power of shame, guilt and failure be overcome to speak without criticism, and with vulnerability and hope?

Paul has tackled these questions and produced writing intended to enable individual and corporate healing; while pointing to a future which embraces and experiences God’s relentless kindness.


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We Will Prevail - David and Dale Garratt // Song for Ōtautahi Christchurch

Written by Influence

Written by Dale Garratt of Scripture In Song for the people of Ōtautahi (Christchurch), it's our prayer that people would find courage, hope and strength in these lyrics and melody.

Also available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and anywhere else you stream music.


Our God we come to you
and find our shelter
in the shadow of your wings
Restore us as we wait
and heal our suffering
as you renew in us
our hope again

The valleys of despair will gently rise up
the hills around won’t echo pain
Our land awaits for you
Wairua tapu tau mai ra

And by your grace we will prevail
though wounded yet we bring to you
our offering
For your great love will never fail
because in God we trust
we know our hearts can sing

Yes by your grace we will prevail
we will take courage from our God for Ōtautahi
Yes by your grace we will prevail
we will take courage from our God
we will take courage from our God
we will take courage from our God
for Ōtautahi

Words and Music by Dale Garratt ©2019 New Sound Publishing.

Manna Christian Store Christchurch is Relocating!

Written by Influence

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Manna Christchurch have some news to share with you.


Final day at the Hornby store location is

Friday, 23rd October 2020 until 3pm.


130 Riccarton Road, Riccarton,
Christchurch 8041
(Opposite the "Westfield Riccarton Mall").

RE-OPENING at the new location on

We are celebrating the re-opening at our new location with a Sale.*20% off Everything Storewide at the Manna Christchurch Store.
Sale is from 27th -31st October 2020.Visit the new store for all of your Bible, Book and Gift resources.
The team look forward to seeing you soon!

Manna new location