My steering wheel suddenly felt like I was maneuvering a two-ton weight. Turns out steering fluid can look like it’s in there—but it’s not. In my Ford Focus’ case, old fluid stained the container at “full”, while slowly leaking out. Late one night that leak burst, splattering fluid across my friend’s driveway. I…
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.
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…
Coming this October 2017, we will be running the Australia and New Zealand School of Biblical Studies (ANZ SBS)! The School of Biblical Studies (SBS) is a nine-month course in which students study through each of the incredible 66 books of the Bible five times. Come set aside these nine months to explore God’s heart for the lost, find your identity and fullness in Christ, and God’s plan of redemption for mankind. All the while experiencing what God is doing in New Zealand and Australia!
Do you enjoy telling stories? Does your heart come alive in the Word of God? Do you long for others to experience God through the Bible? Do you have a passion for acting and theater? If you answered yes to any of these, our new secondary school, Word By Heart, is for you.
Yes, you heard right. We will be running not one but TWO brand new DTS’s starting in July 2017! Each of these new schools’ visions have been growing in our minds and in our hearts for a while. We are so thrilled to make both of these a reality come July.
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.
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.