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A warm welcome to the Leith Valley Church website!

We hope you feel welcome in our church family; a place where you can make good friends and grow in your relationship with God.


Our Vision:- Growing great community

Our Values:-    All people matter to God   We need to grow  We need to be in community   We need to serve

Church Life

Leith Valley is a growing community of people who share a common faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that He alone can meet the deepest needs of humanity, and that a dynamic and growing relationship with Him is the most important thing in life.

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Pastoral Care

Sometimes you just need someone to listen. At Leith we have a team of compassionate and caring people who can provide help when most needed. As your church family we want to hear from you and see how we can help. 

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We are currently seeking a person to work half-time in Pastoral Care.

This is a two year position beginning in November 2016 and will focus on the organisation and functioning of pastoral care within the congregation.
 
The successful applicant will have
1. Training and experience in pastoral care within a parish environment.
2. The ability to practice self-care within such an environment
3. Knowledge of safe practices in pastoral care work.
4. Good knowledge of the Presbyterian church ethos and Book of Order in regard to pastoral care.
5. An ability to work in a team and facilitate others in pastoral care roles.
6. A deep love for the Gospel and an active faith.
 
Please contact office@leithvalley.org.nz for a full job description.
Applications to be received by August 23rd

Most Recent Blog

Peace

Richard Dawson, 5 August 2016

I don’t know about you but more and more these days I find that I simply have to turn away from the news because the state of the world and the amount of conflict I hear about is just overwhelming to the point that it leaves me disturbed and upset. And it’s not just the news. I find that programmes where people are given a chance to ‘speak their mind’ about subjects can degenerate into an opinionated rant against, more often than not, a public figure who has no chance to defend themselves. Worse still, we hear people declaring that they're going to take matters into their own hands and to act in ways which are, if not violent, designed to enact some sort of revenge on the object of their anger.

We live in violent times where violence, if not the first recourse, is almost certainly the second in almost every conflict. It is the Christian duty I believe to stand against this tide and to advocate with everything we can a peacemaking path for all peoples. Nothing but greater damage is caused by a recourse to violence as a means of solving conflict whether it be verbal, emotional, social or physical. Violence has a way of spreading hate by affecting a much greater group of people than those directly involved in the conflict just as war takes a terrible toll on civilians.

Even here in New Zealand, violence costs us all. Our tax dollars are funding medical and legal help for an increasing number of citizens who have been directly affected by violent crime or domestic violence. This is to say nothing of the long road to recovery for families who have suffered the death of a loved one in an outbreak of violence.

The question is, how can we raise the flag of peace in our lives and in the life of our church?

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