When Pat Tupuola opened “Lord of the South Barbershop,” I’ve been wanting to drop by his shop to welcome him. Pat originally came from Samoa. He lived in Timaru for 15 years now. He worked as a barber in Melbourne, Christchurch, and Wellington before putting up his barbershop in Timaru. For me, the best way […]
It’s a gathering of people from all nations, praising, worshipping, and fellowshipping together, giving glory and honour to Jesus Christ. An opportunity to meet new friends, share one’s heart worship, and learn from one another’s faith wisdom. Please come to the Shelter Place! You are welcome!
Do you know the gifts that your members possess? How extensive is your church in realising and affirming the gifts of every member? Does your church provide a platform for gifts to be discovered and used for the ministry? The MAP Toolkit will enable the members to discover their spiritual gifts. Through the MAP’s tools, […]
The image of a pastor carrying a bag of tools and walking to his new pastoral assignment has stayed in my mind since I got the vision of a ministry toolkit in 1992. Of course, pastors have been trained and assumed to be ready to preach, organise and lead the worship-services, do pastoral care, conduct […]
“You just don’t know how blessed you are.” I often hear this statement being spoken by some Kiwis who were sharing or reporting about their missionary work in India, Southeast Asia or any Third World country. Well, I cannot blame some Kiwi missionaries if they utter such statement as I understand where they are coming […]
The tasks ahead are so tremendous, how and where do I start? How do I empower the church to achieve their vision? What shall I do to spark active participation in the church? These are some of the questions that pastors and ministry leaders commonly and frequently ask. I must confess that I have asked […]
What a great joy to receive the NZQA result for my Bachelor of Theology degree.
I had the opportunity to attend the Heart-Worship Songwriting Workshop that Bethany Waugh and Eric organised and facilitated on 7-8 April. Bethany and Eric work for WEC (Worldwide Evangelisation for Christ) NZ. Bethany and Wilson Street Baptist Church collaborated to make the workshop possible. I was able to attend the Friday evening and the Saturday […]
A Presentation at the ‘Grace Shared’ Baptist Hui 2016 Here are the contents of my presentation during the 2016 Baptist Hui at Dunedin City Baptist Church on 4th November. I have also included some notes on a few slides. Slide No. 1 Slide No. 2 Slide No. 3 Holding Bible studies at dairy farm workers’ […]
On 4th November, we participated in the NZ Baptist Hui 2016 “Grace Shared” session. We shared about the multicultural ministry that we’re doing with Wilson Street Baptist Church. Below are a couple of photos: Thank you, Steve Davis, (NZ Baptist Ethnic Ministries Team Leader) for inviting us. Thank you for your prayers/support, Hopevale Trust, WSBC […]