How can I get a copy of the Daily Prayer Guide?
It's easy. Just contact our GC3 office to request a copy.
I'd like to start up a missions team in my church. How can I do that and where can I find some information?
Why should I give to mission partners through GCiM instead of paying straight into their bank accounts?
We have a proven and effective system to distribute funds overseas, handling over $2.2million each year. By sending funds through us, you will be building in to our wider vision (see next question/answer) and these gifts will always be forwarded on as designated by the donor. Also, we can collate the funds from multiple sources on a monthly basis so that when mission partners receive it there is only one transaction fee at their end.
What is the 8% administration fee used for?
We want to be transparent with our charges. That way you can be certain how much is sent to mission partners. As explained in our WHAT WE DO section, we provide a wide range of assistance and support to mission partners and churches, including administrative provision, member care and consultancy services. A significant contribution is also given to our youth gap year programme, Headspace. You are therefore investing into a wider mission context.
How can I be listed the Daily Prayer Guide?
First, you will need to check if you are eligible. As a general rule of thumb, our mission partners are long term (over two years on the field) and 'live by faith' without a set income/salary. Underpinning every entry is a valid commendation from their supporting church(es) which provides legitimacy to the mission partner and their ministry across our network of churches.
We have three separate listing categories that you may fall under:
Can I get into the Daily Prayer Guide if I am going on a short term mission?
I'd like to go on a short term mission trip, where can I find a team going?
Check out our OPPORTUNITIES page or contact the office for any current short term openings.
I'd like to organise a group from my church to go on a short term trip, where can I find some information or training to help me?
How can we better support our overseas mission partners?
There are always areas for improvement but it's great to continually push onwards and upwards for the sake of the Kingdom. Click here for some stimulating ideas about practices that foster effective mission. It is vital to keep communication up with your mission partners and listen to their needs... it goes without saying that listening to the Holy Spirit is the best thing you can do.
Our mission partners are coming off the field. How can we support them and what services are available?
Have a look at our booklet: Returning to Aotearoa
We'd like someone to come to our church/youth group to talk about missions. Where can we find a speaker?
Click here for our speakers list.