Tranzsend is the sending and ministry arm of the New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society. We work in both urban and rural contexts across several regions and a number of countries in Asia.
We are a community of individuals, couples, and families who live and work in more than eight locations. We work with local and international agencies to engage in education, resourcing, development, church planting, training, and business.
The New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society has been inspiring, resourcing, and mobilising New Zealanders since 1885. Tranzsend is part of that legacy and continues to serve the church in the great commission, helping Baptists go into the world to make disciples.
Tranzsend exists to engage in world mission, and our approach is summarized by three key terms: Reaching, Redeeming, Restoring.
Reaching: Tranzsend is committed to sharing the gospel with those who have not heard the good news of Jesus Christ.
We choose to serve in regions and contexts where fewer than 5% of the population are Christians, or where the church is too small or poorly resourced to be able to survive on its own. We work alongside other agencies and indigenous organisations to help make the gospel known.
We take seriously the call of Jesus to make disciples of every group (Matt 28:19)
Tranzsend focuses on being a Christian presence and witness to those people who otherwise might not hear the good news of Jesus Christ.
In Romans 10, the apostle Paul asks, “How then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?”
Tranzsend believes sending is vital to reaching the world for Christ. If you are interested in joining our team overseas, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Tranzsend office to discuss the opportunities on offer.
Redeeming: Tranzsend works within local cultures, seeking a spiritual transformation that honours the believer’s heritage.
A significant part of our work is in facilitation, coming alongside local groups to enable them to minister effectively. We resource national churches, pastors and evangelists to promote the growth of an authentic expression of Christianity in their context. Where we minister directly, it is always with a view to helping people come to faith in the biblical Jesus.
We believe that scripture describes a day when God will gather the beauty and diversity of the nations to Himself (Rev 21:26), and we are committed to valuing the unique identity and character of the people groups we work amongst.
Tranzsend does not impose a model of church or faith, but instead aims to establish biblical discipleship within the framework of the indigenous culture. This occurs through partnership with local ministries and staff as well as expatriate workers committed to growing a healthy indigenous church.
Restoring: Tranzsend ministers to the whole person- physically, emotionally and spiritually.
We recognise that combined with a desperate spiritual poverty, many people suffer the effects of debilitating economic, educational and medical deprivation.
We want to reveal the heart of God to make all things new, both through spiritual renewal and practical aid.
We see restoration as a continuation of Jesus’ ministry: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.” (Luke 4:18)
Tranzsend staff are engaged in a variety of roles which serve to alleviate poverty, provide educational opportunities, improve health and living conditions and address injustice.
Restoring is about partnering with Jesus in declaring and demonstrating the Kingdom of God.
Funding: Tranzsend is funded by the generosity of churches, support groups, and individuals who give to enable us to do mission. We work hard to ensure that these resources are used to the greatest effect for the Kingdom of God.
There are a variety of opportunities to participate in what Tranzsend are doing through giving. Financial supporters enable the work to continue and open up new avenue to serve and minister.
- Team Support. This is a system for regular financial support of one of our staff or regions.
- Annual Appeals. Every year we hold two major appeals through the Baptist Churches; our Prayer and Self Denial appeal and Christmas Angel appeal.
- Mission Boxes. We have distinctive money boxes for the collection of loose change as offerings for the work of Tranzsend.
- Student Sponsorship. Tranzsend supports five hostels in South Asia where children from poor villages are sponsored into education.
- Legacies and Gifts. These one-off contributions are a great source of encouragement and enable us to expand the sphere of what God is doing through Tranzsend workers.