Click on an event name to display full details. Upcoming events related to the 2014 bicentenary of the first preaching of the gospel in New Zealand are listed below.
If you have an event you would like added, please contact us via the Register an Event page.
Jesus – all about Hope
Sharing the reasons for the hope we have with every home in New Zealand in the weeks leading up to Easter 2014 through multiple media.
Check it out at www.hopeproject.co.nz
NZCMS African Reverse Mission Team in Timaru
Date: 13 – 21 April 2014
Location: South Canterbury
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.
Our first ‘reverse’ mission 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.
Hiona St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Opotiki – 150th Anniversary
Date: Easter Weekend, 18 – 20 April 2014
Contact: Rev’d Arthur Bruce, P O Box 193, Opotiki 3162
Hiona St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Opotiki are celebrating their 150th anniversary. The second oldest church in the Waiapu Diocese, the anniversary will be the occasion for a special carving (pare) being installed above the entrance doorway in recognition of the Parliamentary Bill being passed for the Restoration of the mana, character and reputation of Mokomoko. This is a wider community and local iwi occasion as well as of significance for the parish.
Friday: Powhiri/welcome, registrations, wine and cheese
Saturday: Street parade, stalls, tours, and dinner
Sunday: Blessing of carving, Easter service, and luncheon
FRBCNZ Youth Camp 2014 – Kawau Island
Date: 21 – 25 April 2014
Location: Kawau Island
In 2014 the camp will be held at Kawau Island, in Aucklands Hauraki Gulf from 21 – 25 April. We have an emphasis on friendship and fun, sports, outdoor and water activities, and encouraging teenagers to rise to the challenge of leading their peers and small teams. We aim to give the campers new adventure based experiences and enable them to build practical outdoor skills as well as working with others. Most importantly we encourage them to live God-centred lives which give glory to Him, and desire to point them to Him.
For more information please see www.rbc.org.nz/camps
NZCMS – The Gospel Then & Now
Like any nation our story contains elements of goodness, brokenness and redemption. Hear about this past and the implications for the growth of the gospel in New Zealand now and in the future. Throughout 2014 Mark Grace will be speaking at the following locations. This is a riveting story of our nation and the impact of the Gospel.
|Date||Time||Location||Town / City|
|Sunday 27 April 2014||10am||Hutt City Baptist Church||Hutt City|
|Friday 2 May 2014||7.30pm||St Augustine’s Anglican Church
|Sunday 4 May 2014||To be confirmed||Ashhurst Anglican Church||Ashhurst|
|Thursday 8 May 2014||10am||Lifezone
7 Oak Lane, Judea
|Sunday 25 May 2014||8am & 9.45am||St John’s Anglican Church||Feilding|
|Sunday 15 June 2014||10.30am & 12pm
|St Michael’s Church||Wellington|
|Tuesday 17 June 2014||7pm||St Michael’s Church||Wellington|
|Saturday 2 August 2014||To be confirmed||All Saints Church
|Sunday 3 August 2014||9am||All Saints Church
|Sunday 17 August 2014||10am||Hope Church||Nelson|
|Sunday 31 August 2014||10am||Kapiti Coast Community Church||Kapiti Coast|
|Sunday 5 October 2014||5pm||All Saint’s Church||Palmerston North|
|Sunday 9 November 2014||10am||Lincoln Road Bible Chapel
|Sunday 30 November 2014||10am||Wanganui Bible Chapel||Whanganui|
|Sunday 7 December 2014||10am||Masterton Lighthouse||Masterton|
|Sunday 14 December 2014||10am||Orewa Community Church||Orewa|
Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia
2014 General Synod / Te Hinota Whanui – Three-Tikanga Biennial Synod Meeting
Date: 10 – 15 May 2014
Location: Copthorne Hotel, Waitangi
Contact: Rev’d Michael Hughes, General Secretary
Representatives of 5 Maori Hui Amorangi, 7 New Zealand Dioceses, and the Diocese of Polynesia meet for 6 days of worship, reporting, discussion, and decision making.
Celebrating the Wesleyan theological stream – Stream Theological Conference
Date: 7 – 9 August 2014
Contact: Registrar, Rev’d Peter Benzie, Ph 09 2716460
Celebrating the Wesleyan theological stream with our 2014 theme of “Applied Ministry in the South Pacific Today”. There will be a presentation from Dr Stuart Lange on the 2014 gospel bicentenary and keynote addresses from international and New Zealand Church of the Nazarene, Salvation Army and Wesleyan Methodist scholars and church leaders. All welcome.
NZCMS Our Story: Aotearoa 2014
Date: 24 – 27 October 2014 (Labour Weekend)
Location: Copthorne Hotel, Paihia, Bay of Islands
NZCMS celebrates 200 years of mission in New Zealand.
All are welcome!
If you are keen to celebrate God’s faithfulness in mission and learn from a distinguished collection of key speakers and delegates then this is the gathering for you.
Join us to explore the stories of New Zealand’s heritage and looking forward to God’s future. We’ll be visiting significant sites around the Bay of Islands as a pilgrimage of discovery. Sites will include the Marsden Cross at Oihi Bay.
Full details are available at www.nzcms.org.nz/our-story
AGM of Te Aka Puaho
the Maori Synod of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
Date: 21 – 23 November 2014
Location: Te Wai o Atea, Haruru Falls
Contacts: Mrs Faye Apanui (PO Box 72, Whakatane), The Rev’d Amiria Te Whiu (2 Garden Court, Haruru Falls, Bay of Islands)
The AGM of Te Aka Puaho, the Maori Synod of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, hosted by Te Aka Puaho ki Te Taitokerau.
Marsden Family Gathering
Date: 27 December 2014
Location: Bay of Islands (see below for details)
Contacts: The Rev’d Samuel Marsden,
Morning: Visit to Oihi/Rangihoua
Afternoon: Possible Powhiri at Waitangi Marae (to be confirmed)
Evening: Dinner with speakers at Russell Church Hall
The 2014 Planning Group is not responsible for all events planned for the celebration of the Gospel Bicentenary in 2014. Please use the contact details listed under individual events if you have any questions or queries.