40 years young... and still going strong!

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This month, HBH Senior Living celebrates forty years since the doors of Howick Baptist Home and Hospital (as it was then known) were first opened in 1977. A great deal has changed since then although, as their Director of Nursing explains, the little things that make HBH special still remain the same.

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Building without a mortgage… is it possible?

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For churches contemplating building projects, St Albans Baptist Church Senior Pastor John Alpe encourages you to believe that Jesus can take you through the whole process and out the other side, ending up with stunning facilities, yet no debt. In the belief that God wants to help you through their experience, he offers the following comments.

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The Baptist Worship Project

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Have you had the privilege of visiting different Baptist churches and camps around New Zealand? There are some excellent worship leaders, and hearing worship songs produced by local artists is inspiring—it serves to connect us deeply with Christ. But it is a sad reality that lots of other Kiwis will never get to hear these amazing songs of praise. It is a tragic loss and a buried treasure.

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Justice Initiative group set up

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It could be fair to say that, as Baptists, we like to think that we treat all people fairly and equally. Moral and ethical standards may make us sound judgemental to outsiders, but our heart’s desire is to be just. We are practical people. If there’s something that can be done to help, we pitch in and do stuff.

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Carey welcomes new students

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Undertaking tertiary study can be a daunting experience for new students. That is why Orientation Day, traditionally held a week before semester starts, is extremely important as an opportunity for staff and faculty to welcome new students. It is a way to prepare them for the rigours of study, and introduces them to the Carey community so that they can confidently start the year.

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My Brother

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Pain in families can cause rifts that God wants to see healed.

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A Conversation with a Neighbour

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Yesterday a neighbour reminded me of something so simple, and yet so vital to my spirituality. Something so simple I often neglect it, put it to the back of my mind, saying it is for other people. Tim Shallard, he does more important things, he doesn't waste his time like that...

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The Bad Thing

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Some years ago (in what now seems like a previous lifetime and in some ways even something that happened to someone else), a bad thing happened...

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Jim Patrick is the 2017 President of the Baptist Churches of New Zealand & NZBMS

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At the Hui 2016, Ben Wakefield passed the mantle of presidency onto Jim Patrick. Jim and Lois are planning to travel the country to provide support and encouragement to the Baptist churches in New Zealand.

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Big changes for Christian Savings

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Christian Savings has been on a massive journey of change since 2014. Back in the day, Baptist Savings borrowed money from Baptist churches and people, and lent to other Baptist churches. It was like a small mutual society, which the great and the good in the financial world were not remotely interested in.

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Itinerant Gospel Musician Nicky Moran Tours All New Zealand Prisons

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Touring New Zealand prisons with encouraging gospel concerts, Nicky Moran completed her first full nationwide prison tour during September and October 2016 with fifty-four concerts. Led by the Lord, and leaving her family and nursing job behind for a month, Nicky went into all the prisons to sing, share her testimony, and call those in prison back to the Lord.

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Knowing when to let go and a legend retires

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How do we know if a ministry has become something that needs to be released? This is a journey that Palmerston North Central Baptist Church (PNCBC) and Te Aroha Noa have been on.

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