• Andrew Moffatt

    Contributing sermons since Mar 23, 2009
Andrew's church

Tawa, Wellington, 5028

About Andrew
  • Education: My background is in the Electrical Trade, approximately 22 years as a Registered Electrician, High Voltage Cable Jointer, Technician and Registered Electrical Inspector. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (Massey University), a Diploma in Biblical Studies (Laidlaw College) and a Salvation Army Diploma in Mission and Ministry (Booth College of Mission), Bachelor of Ministry (Laidlaw College) and a Master of Management (Massey University).
  • Experience: 2 years Ministry training at the Salvation Army Booth College of Mission in Upper Hutt, New Zealand, 4 years as Corps Officer and Community Ministries Director, Sydenham Corps, Christchurch. Dunedin City Officer and Community Ministries Director from January 2013 to 31 December 2015. From 1 Jan 2016 my role was that of Property Secretary for the Salvation Army, Sri Lanka Territory, living in the big city of Colombo. I was a member of the Territorial Property, Projects and Editorial Boards and the Territorial Finance Council. From February 2020 Rochelle and I had been in Fiji. Appointed as the Fiji Division, Divisional Leaders. 2023, we are now in New Zealand serving as the Tawa Corps officers.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Please take the time to read this and my written grammar is not as flash as my spoken. I may have an Arminian theological perspective which may or may not differ from your own theology. It is my aim to give glory to God, to teach Kingdom thinking that will bring about life change through people experiencing a relationship with Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit! Then right relationships with one another.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Tools of the Faith. Bishop Justin Duckworth, Resurrection Service 2013.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The Parable of Water.
  • Family: My family is large and extended. Immediate: Rochelle my wife, Corps Officer and all-round lovely lady. Louis oldest son, 30, is a Drain Layer by trade, a hard worker, with plenty of attitude to go with it he is currently working on his Plumbing and Gas-fitting ticket. Terry second son, 29, who is a Builder by trade, hardworking and keen to give it a go, he now works as a Projects Supervisor in the Building industry. Both young men with a lot on the go. In Sri Lanka during ou time there we met and unofficially adopted a daughter Ayodya (25) she has studied psychology and early childhood teaching in Colombo. We officially adopted a Janaki who is twelve and loving life in New Zealand. We met both girls at one of The Salvation Army Child Development Centres,(Orphanage).
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They listened to one sermon, I think they thought it was okay though they did not say alot.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: "The sermon is not the main part of the service."
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Best sermon advice; David Well's of BCM, "We are preaching the Word of God for Life Change in People today, by the Power of the Holy Spirit" and "Whats the Big Idea?"
  • Books that have had an impact: Frank Glen: Fly High Reach Far, Barry Crump: A Good Keen Man, James, All four Gospels, .
  • Hobbies: Once upon a time in a land far far away, I was a fairly full on kayaker, tramper, cyclist. Now I enjoy reading in my spare time, a little kayaking and getting into the out doors. I am a collecter of small things.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Relationship: ensure you have a right relationship with God and your fellow humans. Work on this, repent, receive the grace of God in your life and the fruits of the Holy Spirit will become evident. You will be so much more in Christ than you are outside of his will.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: When I was speaking to a group of children and I told them "they could stand on Jesus" to which a small boy replied "Noooo you can't stand on Jesus, that would be naughty". Well they do say you shouldn't work with small children our animals.
  • What I want on my tombstone: There will be no tombstone, my ashes will be left on the side of Mount Robert, in the Nelson Lakes National Park.
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