MAKING A DIFFERENCE
WHY BOOK A SPEAKER? We have been part of the mission of helping make the Bible accessible to everyone for 175 years and our speakers will encourage you and your congregation with real-life stories and examples of how the Bible is changing lives around the world. We will share about our work throughout Aotearoa and also share on our global missions, to help encourage and inspire your congregation to engage with the Bible in their daily walk with Christ.
We acknowledge that during this COVID Pandemic time your church may not be able to meet in person so we would love to provide a video talk or join your online service to inspire you and let you know how you can join us in our mission.
Throughout the pandemic we’ve been hearing stories of how God is working through His Word in many parts of the world.
You can invite a speaker to your church service or a mid-week event and we can do a Mission Talk, a sermon or a combination of both.
‘It is the same with My Word.
I send it out, and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to,
and it will prosper everywhere I send it.’
CHANGING LIVES FOR GOOD
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INTO THE STORIES WE'LL SHARE
Did you know that, on average, there are over one million new Christians in China each year?
With 60% of Christians in China living in poor, rural areas, unfortunately, many of them can’t afford to buy their own Bible. Can you partner with us to bring urgently needed Bibles to believers in China? These Bibles are given away either for free or at subsidised prices to poor Christians, especially in rural areas where around half of Christians do not own a Bible.
For every request we have to weigh-up several factors; audience size is one of them. If you have flexibility with your date, we may be able to accommodate your request when traveling on regional visits.
This depends on the type of event taking place. If it is a regular church service, we simply require you to meet with us 30 minutes before the service to pray and run through any technical requirements (a data projector is appreciated). We will provide a PowerPoint slide for you to advertise in your church notices a week or two before the date if you require – your endorsement and encouragement are appreciated. If it is a community event, we can provide posters and flyers for advertising. We are happy to support you any way we can to make the event a success.
Yes – we are happy to tailor a message to fit with a series or theme. We also have prepared some excellent messages that we can adapt to your specific context.
The short answer is no – however, the Bible Society Group is a charity and depends upon the faithful giving of our supporters, so if you would like to make a gift to help cover any accommodation or travel costs this will keep our costs to a minimum. This would be a donation to the Bible Society Group whom will send you a tax rebate receipt.
As far as possible, we try to tailor our speaking to the need of the church, organisation or group we are presenting to. All you need to do is let us know the country you would like us to include and we can make sure that we include that in our Mission programme if possible as well as give insight on our wider mission.
We are blessed to have a number of speakers that are theologically trained as well as them helping others to assist in the development of our message. Our focus is to keep it Bible and ensure that our message speaks to the transformative power thereof.
No, however, you can make a donation to Bible Society New Zealand Group to minimise our costs and or make a pledge as a church to support our work on a yearly or monthly basis through joining our Bible a Month Regular giving programme or a gift to our general mission.
Yes and unashamedly so. All our speakers are active members of their own churches. Every one of our speakers has a deep faith and love of Jesus and everything we do at Bible Society New Zealand Group, we see as an expression of our faith to walk out our mission.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that whilst all effort will be made to find a speaker, we cannot guarantee to find one for your event or location. To give us the best opportunity of finding one, if possible, please provide us with 6 weeks’ notice and a choice of dates.