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Welcome to the Leadership Hub of the
Baptist Churches of New Zealand.

If you are involved in leadership within, or on behalf of, a Baptist faith community then you have come to the right place. Whether you are in pastoral leadership, on an eldership board, or working with youth or children, the Leadership Hub has tools for your kete and inspiration for your soul.

We are working hard to publish lots of resources here. Check back in a few weeks, or get in touch with Karen Warner at the support office.

Recent Articles

Assembly Council update Image
News
May 3, 2022 | Chris Chamberlain Channel: 2144749

Assembly Council update

This is the May 2022 update from Assembly Council. These will become regular updates letting you know what we're up to, the things we are…

Red-orange-green light: a pastor, a church and unity in Christ Image
Opinion
March 24, 2022 | Tim Palmer Channel: 2144749

Red-orange-green light: a pastor, a church and unity in Christ

Tim Palmer, Senior Pastor, Franklin Baptist Church shares his journey in a local church as they seek to navigate the vaccination discussion, as they listen…

Has the time come to act? Image
Opinion
March 7, 2022 | Andrew Clark-Howard Channel: 2144749

Has the time come to act?

In this opinion piece Andrew Clark-Howard continues the dialogue on mandates, vaccinations, protests and theology.

The other half of what we owe each other Image
Opinion
February 18, 2022 | Mark Day Channel: 2144749

The other half of what we owe each other

Andrew Clark-Howard’s assessment of the anti mandate protest (What we owe each other: freedom, protest, and responsibility) draws upon excellent resources from Bonhoeffer on freedom.

What we owe each other: freedom, protest, and responsibility Image
Opinion
February 13, 2022 | Andrew Clark-Howard Channel: 2144749

What we owe each other: freedom, protest, and responsibility

We’ve all seen it; the images and videos on our screen of people gathering to protest at parliament with a rather bewildering array of placards…

Re-imagining registration Image
News
January 17, 2022 | Karen Warner Channel: 2144749

Re-imagining registration

“Managing change” and “learning to pivot” are phrases we’ve become familiar with over the last year. Probably more than we would actually have liked! While…

The End of Life Choice Act: the practicalities Image
Education
December 20, 2021 | Rebekah Kilpatrick Channel: 2144749

The End of Life Choice Act: the practicalities

What actually happens in the process of assisted dying? In this article we hear from GP Rebekah Kilpatrick who unpacks the approximately 40 hours of work…

The End of Life Choice Act: being a carer Image
Education
December 16, 2021 | Donna Denmead Channel: 2144749

The End of Life Choice Act: being a carer

The caring of a person who has made the choice to end their life through physician assisted dying is now a possibility in New Zealand.…

The End of Life Choice Act: what does faithful Christianity look like? Image
Articles
December 16, 2021 | Jonathan Robinson Channel: 2144749

The End of Life Choice Act: what does faithful Christianity look like?

Assisted dying became legally available on 7 November 2021. Continuing on in this series of articles to resource and support our churches at this time, pastor and scholar Jonathan…

Caring for each other helps in many ways: churches respond to the pandemic Image
Opinion
December 14, 2021 | Lynne Taylor Channel: 2144749

Caring for each other helps in many ways: churches respond to the pandemic

Human beings need many things to survive and to thrive. In addition to our obvious physical needs, self-determination theorists point to three things that are…

Not vaccinated: a pastor’s personal opinion Image
Opinion
December 14, 2021 | Simon Williams Channel: 2144749

Not vaccinated: a pastor’s personal opinion

Simon Williams is a pastor at Kaiapoi Baptist Church. The opinions expressed here are his own. View more opinion on Baptist magazine.

Responding to the #MeToo movement—with a message from Jesus and the Samaritan woman Image
Articles
December 11, 2021 | Daphne Marsden Channel: 2144749

Responding to the #MeToo movement—with a message from Jesus and the Samaritan woman

Is sexual abuse an issue for the church in 21st Century Aotearoa New Zealand? In this long-form article Daphne Marsden, one of our pastor/scholar/authors shares…