Upcoming Webinar

16903570_258895641204290_1521180550838747652_o.pngEternal Purpose Ministries/Psalm 12:1 & the Engage conference are working very closely with the newly formed FICANZ (Family Integrated Churches of Australia & New Zealand – see Facebook page for more info here).

I am looking at doing a webinar for families/individuals to address the question, “How Can We Have A Family-Integrated Mindset in a Non-Family-Integrated Church”.

The reason for this, is we hear from various families who desire to be part of a church in which their children are not segregated (for more on why this is a troubling issue, view this short video here).

Sometimes, the result of a family’s strong desire to have the best spiritual environment for their children, causes them to leave the local church altogether, or end up being divisive trying to convert the pastor/leadership around to their way of thinking.

As stated many times, we do not believe that family-integration is the central or primary aspect of a healthy local church, but rather that the church is to be gospel-centred, and seeks to exalt Christ from the Scriptures.

Therefore, we want to encourage another option that many families do not consider – that of having a family-integrated mindset in a non-family-integrated church.

How can you honour the leadership in your church, avoid being divisive, and yet find a workable pathway to remain in healthy fellowship with your family? This among other questions is what we will be addressing during the webinar.

Please let us know if you are interested in this content, and viewing the webinar. There will be an opportunity to ask questions ahead of time which will be specifically addressed during the webinar. Please also pass this on to any other families/individuals you think may be interested anywhere in New Zealand or Australia. We will keep you updated with information on when the webinar is taking place.

Blessings in Christ,

Incredible Opportunity for Homeschoolers in NZ…

I encourage you to abiz-opportunitydttend one of these meetings if you can. I just spoke with the Principal Todd, and we now have before us a “never-been-seen-before” opportunity to tailor the education of our children so they can most effectively serve God’s purpose for their life.

Here’s the info below, and the Home Schooling NZ website is here.



Flexible New Qualification Framework for Christian Homeschoolers

Home Schooling NZ has been serving the Christian homeschooling community in New Zealand for the past 33 years. Until recently, they were utilising the A.C.E. Certificate framework to enable students to gain recognised qualifications.

In July of last year, HSNZ’s overseeing body (the Christian Education Foundation Trust – CENZ) applied to Universities New Zealand -Te Pōkai Tara for recognition of their own university-entrance qualification, in order to free families from undue A.C.E. control.

This qualification has recently been approved, giving Christian homeschooling families the opportunity to now tailor qualifications at any level to meet each student’s specific wishes and requirements, including courses from whichever curriculum and whichever supplier(s) they wish.

The current Principal of HSNZ, Todd Roughton, will be visiting the Canterbury/Otago regions to share about the background to this new possibility, explain the options now available, and answer any questions in relation to it.

Meetings will be held at the following locations. All are welcome.


VENUE: Community Baptist Church, 14 Abbortsford Rd,

DATE: Monday, May 15th

TIME:  7:00pm


VENUE: 18 Level Street

DATE: Tuesday, May 16th

TIME:  7:00pm


VENUE: 16 Tyne Street

DATE: Wednesday, May 17th

TIME:  10:00am


VENUE: Church of the Resurrection, 40 Brookside Rd

DATE: Wednesday, May 17th

TIME:  7:00pm


VENUE: Unit 1, 48 Lismore Street

DATE: Thursday, May 15th

TIME:  7:00pm


VENUE: 58E Osborne Road

DATE: Friday, May 19th

TIME: 10:00am