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17 June 2008

International Student Ministries

David Broughton spoke to us a couple of Sunday's ago about the work of ISM.

ISM Mission
Helping international students in New Zealand become life-long followers of Jesus Christ reaching people for Him in their home-country.

ISM Vision
All international students in New Zealand have the opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Students from many countries – some inaccessible to traditional missionary endeavour – grow as followers of Jesus Christ while studying in New Zealand, continue to serve God throughout their lives, and help many in their home countries and around the world become and grow as followers of Jesus Christ, thereby helping reach their communities and countries for Jesus Christ.

ISM Values
We are a community of Jesus Christ's followers who value the richness of different cultures and are passionate in serving international students. We fully depend on God and His word, and work prayerfully and lovingly in serving with one another. We value unity and empowerment by God.

More at www.ism.org.nz .

16 June 2008

Mid Winter Christmas Dinner - 28 June

Remember to let Wendy know you're coming!

Can't read it? Click on it for the big picture!

05 June 2008

Rob Bell's stories

Blair recommended that I take a look at this www.nooma.com site.

I watched the "Rain" video clip (you'll need Broadband) and was encouraged by Rob's expertly-delivered parable.

The rest of the series looks great too! The latest one (#20) is just as relevant as the others ... more so if you're Busy!! I can't wait to see more of these. We are considering getting some of these as a church resource to share ... ideal for small groups.


Bible Courses

It is not too late to enrol for courses at BCNZ in Christchurch for Semester 2 - 22 July to 7 November 2008.

Look under the Christchurch Section of the website www.bcnz.ac.nz.

Contact Kathy or Sue on 03 354 4270 for more information or email chch@bcnz.ac.nz.

02 June 2008

Chefs de Maison

Hard to read? Click on the picture/slide.

Reporting back:

The cooking demo went very well. Thank you to Ryan, Hamish and Grant who demonstrated great flair in the kitchen and to all for the tips shared. The $110 raised has been sent to World Vision's Born to Free project.
If you are interested in another evening some time in the future, maybe desserts?, please let me know.