South West Baptist Church in Christchurch and Gleniti Baptist Church in Timaru are two of four community-based organisations chosen to sponsor refugee families in a pilot scheme. Read more

Baptist churches sponsor refugees in pilot scheme

Twenty-year-old Jackson Roach is the youth leader at Long Bay Baptist Church. Earlier this year he opened a barber shop called ‘Fresh Cuts for Freedom’ at the church. Read more

The cutting edge

Jesus’ main task for the three years of his ministry was training leaders for a new movement, and training leaders remains a crucial task for all churches today. It is one to which many are giving considerable resources and prayer. Alan Jamieson of South West Baptist Church tells us why training new missional leaders is so important. Read more

Training new missional leaders

Mt Albert Baptist Church (MABC) has run an international street food festival for several years. For various reasons we decided to do things differently this year, including having a much larger scale and scope than before. Read more


In recent years, Cambridge Baptist Church has run four community events to raise awareness of services for seniors and to provide health screening for men. Delia Edmeades and Helen Vaughan explain how, and why, the events came about. Read more

Health & well-being

Emma Melville is a member of the youth group at Glen Eden Baptist Church. She tells us why she has been championing the issue of ethical clothing. Youth Pastor Daniel Marshall explains how Emma’s advocacy is impacting those around her and beyond. Read more

Ethical clothing

A good curry and the latest Bollywood tunes were key ingredients for a fun women’s night out at an Auckland Baptist church.

Earlier this year, Hills Church, also known as Hillsborough Baptist, was transformed into a colourful venue filled with the smell of spice and the sound of Indian pop. Read more

Hillsborough Bollywood

Franklin Community Toy Library has been serving the Pukekohe, South Auckland, community for more than 20 years. Toy Librarian Amanda Bailey shares how this neighbourhood initiative provides plenty of opportunities for listening—to people and to God. Read more

More than just a toy story

As people of God, how can we understand the hearts of our neighbours? How can we demonstrate a hospitality that tells them they are welcome, no matter what their background or appearance? Ruby Duncan offers a helpful starting point to answering those questions. Read more

Don’t be that monkey!

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