Conference on Social Enterprise and the PCANZ - 27th Sep 2023

Investing for Mission Impact

Conference on Social Enterprise and the PCANZ

Held during the day preceding the evening opening of GA23

Wednesday 27th  September 2023

9.30am – 4.30  [1]

St Columba Presbyterian Church Botany Auckland

Despite talk of financial struggle and decline in the church, most religious institutions have more resources than they know. This conference is an invitation to explore innovation, possibility and hope in utilizing those hidden resources – property, investments, people and passion – that is available right now to revitalize churches as well as their surrounding communities.[2]

Hosted by the Moderator of the PCANZ, Hamish Galloway, Convenor of Resource Sub Committee PCANZ, Craig Donaldson, and the Executive Officer of the Presbyterian Church Property Trustees, Russell Garrett

Come to listen, learn and be inspired to action around …

  • Biblical principles underpinning social enterprise
  • Compelling examples social enterprise action and opportunities[3]
  • Practical ingredients that make social enterprises work
  • Interactive panel discussion
  • Workshopping ideas for your context

The cost of the day is $25 and you can register HERE:

[1] The pōwhiri for GA23 is at nearby St Kentigern College and starts at 6.30pm

[2] Based on the blurb from We Aren’t Broke – uncovering hidden resources for mission and ministry by Mark Elsdon

[3][3] Hamish Galloway writes: ‘I have seen many examples of inspiring social enterprise in our churches during my time as moderator. These need to be shared. At this conference you will hear stories of diverse enterprises from a wide range of contexts including a community center and restaurant complex in Kaikoura, a funeral business in Christchurch, an op shop in Waiuku, childcare in Clevedon, creative utilization of church spaces in Auckland, social housing integrated into a church campus in Christchurch.’