Mt Wellington Community Church

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05 May 2019

I have been looking recently at Matthew’s retelling of what happened to Judas’ 30 pieces of silver. The high priests admitted it was blood money... Continue Reading →


28 April 2019

The other night I watched Seven Sharp where the presenters discussed the sins Israel Folau listed. They then proceeded to accept that they ticked some of the boxes: the guest they were interviewing also admitted to ticking one of the boxes. “Well”, said Hillary Barry, “we can all party together in hell.” ... Continue Reading →


21 April 2019

Over the January break I read Michelle Obama’s book called “Becoming” She says these words in the preface. “Together in our cramped apartment on the South Side of Chicago my parents helped me to see the value in our story, in my story, in the larger story of our country. Even when it is not pretty or perfect. Even when it is more real than you want it to be. Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something you own... Continue Reading →


14 April 2019

How do we know that we are doing what God wants us to be doing? How do we know that what we are doing is making a difference? Continue Reading →


07 April 2019

If you haven’t popped down to Te Ao Ngakau on a Tuesday lunchtime yet, I would highly recommend you do. There is an amazing thing unfolding in our little community centre. Remember in our study of the book of Luke last year how often people ate together? And how Jesus kept reminding his followers not to exclude anyone... Continue Reading →


31 March 2019

Hi. Tonight I am heading off to the UK, to Bradford, for 5 days of meetings. I will be back next Sunday early in the morning so I am looking forward to being back with you. The meetings are for Reach... Continue Reading →


24 March 2019

Sheryl Evans was baptised 2 weeks ago. What a wonderful testimony of the value of walking with people this is... Continue Reading →


03 March 2019

“Baptism” comes from a Greek word meaning “dipping, drenching, submerging”. From a distance, baptism may seem weird or even superstitious. However, after a little probing you will discover that apart from its deep spiritual significance for those who believe... Continue Reading →


24 February 2019

Last week John and I had a holiday in Wanaka. From the moment we stepped off the plane in Queenstown we were awed by the beautiful scenery. The majestic mountains, to the blue of the lakes, to the crisp clear mountain streams and rivers. We were both blown away by the beauty of the landscape... Continue Reading →


17 February 2019

Marion and I have just come back from the Chathams. I was drawn to them by a childhood fascination they have held; my Uncle Charlie and family were there... Continue Reading →


10 February 2019

Last Sunday I was approached and told that there are 3 young men wanting to get baptised. What an incredible way to start 2019... Continue Reading →


23 December 2018

It’s taken the whole year but we have finished the book of Luke. But we haven’t finished our journey with Jesus. Physical journeys come to an end when we have reached our destination. For some the journey with Jesus may be just beginning may be just beginning, for others who have known Him for a long time... Continue Reading →


16 December 2018

I have loved going through the book of Luke this year. I know it has had a profound effect on many of us as it has reinforced our commitment as a faith community to Jesus’ words and God’s heart about the marginalised and excluded. Sometimes we think that only the gifted, the competent and the trained can... Continue Reading →


09 December 2018

Whoop whoop On Wednesday we had the official opening of the Te Ao Ngakau Community Centre. What an exciting time. Max was, as usual, better than awesome as he welcomed everyone. He did a Mihi and then he and Maria lead us through the new centre, praying in and blessing every room. I then said a few words and unveiled... Continue Reading →


02 December 2018

As a family we use an advent calendar throughout December to prepare us for Christmas. There’s a pocket for each day with something inside. Some days there’s a challenge; some days there’s a little figure to Velcro on to the nativity scene; some days there’s a Bible verse or two. This year is a bit different as, finally, all our kids can read! So I’ve been reworking the format to include Old Testament prophecies about the coming Messiah... Continue Reading →


25 November 2018

“Don’t be afraid!” This is something that is usually said to someone who looks afraid... Continue Reading →


11 November 2018

Have you ever thought about the diversity among Christians who will be in heaven – about those people who down here on earth were not just white (or just black or just any shade in between), not just those who were impeccably dressed (or just those who weren’t)... Continue Reading →


04 November 2018

On the wall of a concentration camp, a prisoner had carved the following words: “I believe in the sun, even though it doesn’t shine... Continue Reading →