Spiritual refreshment for NZ pastors

Pastors, their wives and children at Tui Ridge Park.

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Spiritual refreshment, collegial connection and sharing information were the focus of North New Zealand Conference’s pastoral meetings, held recently at Tui Ridge Park.

With the theme of “HIS”, the team were reminded that they are HIS heritage, they have HIS identity and they share HIS salvation. The ministers were accompanied by their spouses and children.

“We want to see our ministers ministering from the overflow of their relationship with God,” North New Zealand Conference president Pastor Bob Larsen said. 

Pastor Allan Walshe and his wife Wendy were the key presenters for the program. They explained that to minister from the overflow, there must be spiritual intentionality. Other topics included engaging with the power of story, using prayer as an interactive conversation, and using the power of praise and the art of journaling.

“It was a time of powerful experiential learning,” said Conference general secretary Rosalie McFarlane.

“We appreciated the teachers, students and members from Otahuhu church who gave time to provide fun and learning for the children of the pastors’ families. It was a refreshing time where we were catered for so well by the Tui Ridge team with the benefit of learning and fellowship for the pastors and their families.”

Ms McFarlane extended her gratitude to the church clerks who sent letters of appreciation from each congregation for the work of their pastor.

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