The path to ministry from Michigan to New Zealand

On December 10, 2016, Aaron Warner was ordained in the Reformed Churches of New Zealand (RCNZ) and installed as the minister of the Reformed Church of Palmerston North. Rev. Warner was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is a 2015 graduate of Mid-America Reformed Seminary. About 100 people attended the ordination and installation, … Continue reading The path to ministry from Michigan to New Zealand

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New Zealand Reformation celebrations

Reformation celebrations are rather rare in New Zealand. Yet churches belonging to the Reformed Churches of New Zealand (RCNZ) hosted some significant Reformation-related events in 2012. Rev. Leo de Vos says about a meeting held on Reformation Day in the Reformed Church of Silverstream, “Some of our churches are not inclined to have services on … Continue reading New Zealand Reformation celebrations

Avondale RCNZ: Reaching out to a diverse community

Some may envision New Zealand as a paradise of scenic landscapes and simple living on sheep ranches. But while the suburb of Avondale is only 30 minutes from the black sand and surf of the Tasman Sea to the west and only 20 minutes from the white sand of the Pacific Ocean to the east, … Continue reading Avondale RCNZ: Reaching out to a diverse community

An ordination service at Dunedin RCNZ

After a vacancy of four years, the Reformed Church of Dunedin (RCNZ) on the southern part of the South Island of New Zealand, has a minister. Rev. Erik Stolte was ordained on October 13, 2012, in a special service at the Dunedin church. Rev. Robert van Wichen, pastor of Bishopdale Reformed Church in Christchurch (RCNZ) … Continue reading An ordination service at Dunedin RCNZ

Focus on Fellowship: An outside look at the Reformed Churches of New Zealand

Imagine a country of lush hills, placid lakes and majestic mountains surrounded by spectacular coastlines. A country with mild temperatures, where Christmas can be celebrated with a picnic on the beach. Then imagine that the country’s language is English, and within its borders exists a solidly Reformed federation that not only embraces the Three Forms … Continue reading Focus on Fellowship: An outside look at the Reformed Churches of New Zealand

RCNZ Synod: Stability above earthly tremors

For the first time in the nearly 60 year history of the Reformed Churches of New Zealand (RCNZ), the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Bucklands Beach hosted a Synod meeting. Synod’s location was moved to this church on the upper shore of the North Island due to recent earthquakes around Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island. … Continue reading RCNZ Synod: Stability above earthly tremors