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In 2015 Martin Macaulay, our senior pastor wrote a booklet relating to the very important topic of Leadership.

Click here to read Martin's Leadership Booklet




Click here for the How to Love Those Who Spit on You Resource 2016




Keeping Young People Safe in a Digital World



James Beck from the Parenting Place came to East Taieri Church to present a workshop to parents and caregivers about the changing brains, bodies and social lives of our young people and the challenges they face especially in regards to technology. James offered some practical advice and suggested the following helpful resources:


Dealing with pornography www.fightthenewdrug.org




The Parenting Place 'The Big Weekend' CD set $25, narrated by Perta Bagust and Pio Terei. Starts conversations about topics like sex and puberty, preparing children for the teen years ahead.

A new series from the Parenting Place called 'How to talk about!' The series will include articles, videos and infographics to help parents navigate those milestone conversations over the years - starting school, first phone, sex, alcohol and drugs and more.




Vodafone resource about internet safety- digi-parenting.co.nz


Parenting App-Our Pact: ourpact.com


Toolbox Parenting Courses (for 6 weeks)- specifically designed for tweens and teens. Contact Leeanne manager@etchurch.co.nz to find out when the next course is on.


The following books are available at the East Taieri Church library:


'Right Click-Parenting your teenager in a digital media world.' By Kara Powell, Art Bamford & Brad M Griffin


'Sticky Faith-Everyday ideas to build lasting faith in your kids.' By Dr Kara E Powell & Dr Chap Clark


'Sex with Attitude-A relationship handbook'



   1x1 Online Resources

With all this suffering, how could there be a God?


Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7-gP1gC8gM  (2 hours)


Timothy Keller 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkn5lfutSrY  (8 mins)


How could an all-powerful, all-loving God allow evil to exist?  Ravi Zacharias

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAm8iK8VhV0  (6 mins)


Why does God allow pain? 

https://www.exploregod.com/why-does-god-allow-pain-video  (9mins)


Is there conflict between science and Christianity? Is faith irrational?


Ravi Zacharias – Science versus Religion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wdq-fvkf5c (14 mins)


Timothy Keller – The Reason for God Group Study – Isn’t the Bible a Myth?  Hasn’t Science disproved Christianity? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50j2kjlrx-4  (22 mins)


What about other religions?


Ravi Zacharias - Jesus among other Gods

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2vot0xeefk (45 mins)


Ravi Zacharias – How do you know that Christianity is the one true worldview?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWY-6xBA0Pk (10 mins)


What about the new spirituality?


Ravi Zacharias – The Gospel in the Light of New Spirituality

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0GtdFuP-7c (1hr 45mins)


What about the Trinity? Three Gods in One?


Ravi Zacharias – Explaining the Trinity 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqBaME3vRII (7 mins)


Timothy Keller - How can Christianity be both monotheistic and Trinitarian?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuMepL0tktc  (4 mins)


Do Christians hate homosexuals?


Ravi Zacharias - Christianity and Homosexuality 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx_oMnd-OHE  (11 mins)


Timothy Keller – What do Christians have against Homosexuality?



       Sam Allberry speaks about being a Christian who experiences same sex attraction:




General Resources:

See the Explore God website https://www.exploregod.com/




Click here for the Summary of Spiritual Practices