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Get a mentor- be a mentor

Intentional mentoring relationships are catalysts for growth says Sammy Millar.

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The Bible, the Church and Ethics

An occasional article from The Salvation Army’s Moral and Social Issues Council.

Neville Lauridsen

Music and mentoring

Music and mentoring go hand-in-hand for Neville Lauridsen, who has been creating big band magic at Amplify for the last four years.

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Submission to the Gambling Amendment Bill (No 3)

The Salvation Army's Submission to the Gambling Amendment Bill (No 3).

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Submission to the Policing (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill

The Salvation Army's Submission to the Policing (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill.

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Submission to the Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation Bill

The Salvation Army's Submission to the Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation Bill.

Life is like a jigsaw

theuns and Tania Henning describe the portrait of their life, from a farm in rural South Africa to making a new life in New Zealand. When they became parents to a child with autism, it added a colourful new piece to the jigsaw.

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Bring your children to Jesus

Jesus had great compassion for parents. One time, a father whose son was being attacked by an evil force came to Jesus, desperate for help. ‘Bring your son to me,’ was Jesus’ simple response.

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How to be a normal Christian

In the name of evangelism, Christians have a history of using everything from violence and brimstone to bumper stickers. But Ingrid Barratt examines how our most powerful tool may simply be our authentic selves.

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Challenging Times for our World

As radicalism continues to scar the global landscape with hatred, an Army of love is desperately needed.

Allan Cleave

For the benefit of others

Allan Cleave has lived his life for the benefit of others.

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Learning from the Marae

A dream to visit and photograph every marae in the country has become a book about bringing cultures together for artist and Anglican minister the Rt Reverend Bishop Muru Walters.

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Our harmful drinking culture

As the NZ Drug Foundation reports, the facts about drinking in New Zealand don’t make for easy reading.

Tau and Trish Mataki

New Māori Ministry Leaders

Meet Lieuts Tau and Trish Mataki, The Salvation Army’s new national Maori Leaders.

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Beware of imitations

How do you know if you’ve spotted a genuine Salvationist, or if you’re just looking at some wannabe or poser?

Daniel Biško

Called to serve at home

Daniel Biško is following God’s call to serve in his homeland of the Czech Republic.

Robert Adams and family

Living the dream

Becoming a Salvation Army officer (minister) was a dream Robert Adams thought had gone, until God stepped in.

Lt Shaun Baker taking a bungee jump in Queenstown

The leap of faith

On Saturday the 12th of May last year, I woke up and said to myself, ‘Today is the day!’ I caught the AJ Hackett Bungy shuttle with a group of other would-be adrenalin junkies to the Nevis bungy....

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When I grow up...

When I was at primary school, I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. When I was at high school, I wanted to be a teacher and even a dental nurse. I sort of stumbled into working in the IT industry. It was fun, but wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life.

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Excitement Grows Ahead of Boundless Congress

New Zealander Cameron Millar is one of just eight young people chosen to help get everything ready for The Salvation Army’s 150th birthday celebrations.