Jay Matenga

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Gender MALE
Industry Religion
Occupation Director
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Introduction Since 1990 I have been a student/practitioner of the ministry of Mission Mobilisation (Mobilization for my USAmerican friends) which was popularized by the late Dr Ralph Winter in the late 70's and throughout the 80s. From 2000 I have been the New Zealand Director of Pioneers, a mission organisation specializing in facilitating Christians to serve cross-cultural where the Church is least represented. Oh, and I've been married since 1990 to the same girl and she has endured a lot as we've journeyed together. She makes me a better person and continues to challenge me to pursue The Way. My NZ Maori Whakapapa (lineage)... Ko Taki Timu te waka, ko Tamatea te rangatira. Ko Rimutaka te maunga, ko Ruamahanga te awa. Ko Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa te iwi, ko Ngati Rakaiwhakaihi te hapu, ko Kohunui te marae. Ko Jamie Matenga Wood ahau. O.K., that's probably enough about me...
Interests Holistic Christian Mission, Music, Guitar Playing, Songwriting, Singing, Christian Worship, Creative Writing (non-fiction), Science Fiction, Story Telling (movies & books), Philosophy, Postmodernism, Theology, Generational Change, Sociology, Anthropology, Business Theory, Personal Development, Leadership Development, and Techno Gadgets.
Favorite Movies Deeply philosophical narratives like: The Matrix (1 - the rest didn't really 'do it' for me the same way), 12 Monkeys, The Fight Club, and The Devils Advocate (nasty, but surprisingly theologically accurate). Action and Sci Fi like: Ronin, The Rockys, Pitch Black, Riddick, Firefly, Serenity, Looper.
Favorite Music Guitar Driven Blues/Rock/Country/CCM, Anything by Joe Bonamassa, John Mayer, Cold Chisel, LRB, U2, Eagles, Eric Clapton, Billy Currington, James Otto, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Rascall Flatts, Vince Gill, Eli Young Band, Chris Young, Train, Matchbox Twenty, Contemporary Christian Worship, Third Day, MercyMe, Il Divo, Coldplay, Keane, Michelle Branch, Kelly Clarkson, Brooke Fraser, Need To Breathe, Mumford & Sons, Ray LaMontaigne, to name just a few.
Favorite Books Adventure/Fantasy/Sci Fi, Business & Leadership Development Books, Generational Books (especially GenY/Millenials), Philosophy and personal spirituality and development stuff.