GMIM 3 October 2011

GMIM 3 October 2011

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Siong Ng writes…

Discipline - who likes that word? I hate it especially when it is said to be for your own good. We often discipline our kids and pets (yes dogs are included). In our mind, we hope that it will be good for them. Is it only applied to other people?

Richard Foster in his book Celebration of Discipline, categorises discipline in three parts – Outward (e.g. simplicity, solitude, submission and service), Inward (e.g. meditation, prayer, study and fasting) and Corporate (e.g. confession, worship, guidance and celebration) disciplines. I strongly believe that time should be been added in all the disciplines. In The New SCM Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, Philip Sheldrake states that “interestingly time is not a prominent theme in books on Christian spirituality even though time and the sanctification of time are central to a religion whose foundational doctrine is God’s incarnation at a particular historical moment.” This year I have been doing a research on distance students’ behaviour and found that the major struggle that students have is time. It make me pondered how important time management is. If we do not have good time management, we will struggle to make space for any of the disciplines.

It requires a lot of courage and discipline. I often have to discipline myself. To set and prioritised my time wisely. In order to function close to 100%, I make sure I am fully awake when I am at work and this requires no late nights on weekdays. As we near to the end of the semester, may you find time for God and continue to run the race with discipline.

If you are feeling guilty after reading this, do not fear. As Richard Foster puts it, “joy is the keynote to all the disciplines.”


Community Worship 11:15am-12noon

Facilitated by Intermission

Charles Hewlett Phil 4: 10-23

After Dinner Mints @ lunch

Jarrod McKenna describes himself as a recovering consumer, peace preaching eco-evangelist, larrikin seditionist and one day want-a-be permaculturalist, seeking to live God's love. through various opportunities, Jarrod has been seeking to inspire, equip, educate and empower communities in the grace-filled practices of living into this "new world" by rediscovering the Sermon on the Mount.


Prayer for our Nation

Prayer for our 12:40-1:00pm

Come and join us as we pray Christ into our Nation. We will be praying for our Leaders this week!


20 October sENDing

25 October Kiwi Made Preaching

Summer 2012 Catalyst Summer Conference

Masters of Applied Theology Evaluation Panel at Carey this week!

The Evaluation Panel for the Masters of Applied Theology will be at Carey on THIS Wednesday and Thursday of this week. There will be a powhiri in the Chapel on Wednesday morning for members of the Panel and staff.

This is a big week at Carey – please pray for all involved.

The sick bay has been provided as a place of quiet when staff and students are unwell. If you are using the facility, please would you kindly remake the bed after use and leave the room tidy.

Kiwi Made Preaching Forums on 25th October

Help needed

Shireen needs some students to help out with registrations on the morning of the 25th of October. Please send her an email if you are willing to help out!

For students who are interested in signing up for this, please register at The cost for Carey students is $30 for the whole day.


There is a final Open Tuesday for 2011. If you are aware of anyone that may be interested in study in 2012 in any of the programmes, please encourage them to come to this. Neroli has full details of the day and she will take registrations. or 0800 773 776.

11 October; 8:45am-3pm

GRADUATION 2012…from the Academic Registrar

To all students intending to complete a Carey qualification this year – please remember to get the Graduation 2012 form from either reception or email Neroli for it. ( In order to graduate you need to complete this form in full whether or not you attend the ceremony.

The event itself will be held at the Manukau City Baptist Church on Saturday 24 March 2012.

TSCF Catalyst Summer Conference 2012

7-14 January

TSCF's ministry to young professionals, workers and graduates, Catalyst is bringing a team of five to New Zealand from the internationally respected Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York, which is led by Dr Timothy Keller. The team are some of the leading thinkers and practioners globally helping (younger) professionals apply the gospel to all of life. (Details below)

Over seven full days we’ll be exploring the four key turning points of scripture together: The Creation, Fall, The Cross and New Creation. We’ll be spending significant time getting a better vision of God’s work in and through our work. We’ll be taking the time to learn and practice spiritual disciplines to enrich and enable our relationship with God in our personal and professional lives. We’ll be wrestling with how we can see the gospel embodied and expressed throughout our professions and in wider New Zealand society. It’s going to be a fantastic week of fun, friendship and good food.

All the Summer Conference details are on the website, and more information is in the attached brochure.

The cost $399 for hotel style accommodation or $329 for tenting. Places are limited, so we would appreciate people's registration by 30th November.

Payment of the registration fee confirms their place.


The academic regulations relating to the late submission of assessment items will change next year. From the start of semester 1 2012:

1. all assessment work submitted after the due date, and up to one week late, will incur an academic penalty of a 10% reduction in marks (normally this will be equivalent to two grade steps – eg an A reducing to a B+, or a B+ reducing to a B- etc) ;

2. all assessment work submitted more than one week after the due date will be marked, but will not be graded, and will receive only a “Pass” or “Fail” result

Except that for final course assessments the latest date for submission will be the last day of each semester (no longer one week after the end of semester). Consequently no assessment work will be marked if it is submitted after this date, unless the student has previously been granted an extension.

Any questions? Please contact Peter Hart, Dean of Studies


We’re keen to offer faithful, daily prayer for students, lecturers and friends/family – please email your requests to or anonymously in Nigel Irwin’s pigeon hole if you wish. And if you’d like to join the prayer-chain, let me (Nigel) know. James 5:16, Phil 4:6