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Why We Changed our Name to YWAM Furnace NZ

Posted on Sep 14, 2018, in the categories: Announcements, Campus Life, Prayer Room

Name changes seemed to be everywhere. Abram became Abraham, Jacob became Israel, even Saul to Paul. We heard of churches renaming themselves, even other YWAM locations. But could it really happen to us? Could there be a name that captured our story, in all its twists and turns? And how did we even become the…

When I Found Courage at the Edge of a Waterfall

Posted on Aug 31, 2018, in the categories: Discipleship Training Schools

About four months ago, before I moved back to Tauranga, I asked God what he was wanting to teach me about in this next season. A key thing He said was vulnerability. Honestly, I didn’t really know what vulnerability even was and seeing it as a good thing was weird to me. The dictionary definition…

Being an Ambassador: Start Where You’re Called

Posted on Mar 12, 2018, in the categories: Uncategorised

There is something so beautiful when we see God’s righteousness manifest on earth–moments when we come into alignment with God’s intentions and we see His kingdom touch creation. These moments allow us to see glimpses of heaven on this deeply broken earth, and it opens up the opportunity for transformation.

Prayer + Missions

Posted on Jan 23, 2018, in the categories: Uncategorised

For the past 10 years, YWAM Furnace NZ and the Tauranga House of Prayer have been on an incredible journey as a Prayer and Missions community. In the last 6 months, it has become clear to our combined leadership that we would be more effective together than separate. Therefore, we are thrilled to announce that…

The Secret to Freedom

Posted on Mar 26, 2015, in the categories: Devotional

It’s ironic, isn’t it? Reading a title and seeing the words ‘secret’ and ‘freedom’ in the same sentence. It’s also ironic reading a Bible verse that says, “I will keep your law continually… and I shall walk in a wide place.” Charles Spurgeon said about this verse, “The way of holiness is not a track for slaves, but the King’s highway for freemen.” Jesus said that He came to give us life abundantly. Not a life of rules and restrictions, but a freedom to live as the people we were made to be.

Transparency: A Tool to Freedom

Posted on Feb 19, 2015, in the categories: Devotional

I think if we are really honest with ourselves, we’ve sat in a community or been around people who believed in us but the thought, “If they really knew me…” waves like a flag in our mind. Because there is something we have done or are still doing that we really don’t want to admit to in fear that if we were really known we would be judged, gossiped about, exposed and rejected. Within all of us, at some point or another, there is a leech of bondage and sin attached to us, and we can choose to get help and remove it, or we can ignore it as it steals from us and grows bigger and bigger.