About New Zealand Christian Network

  1. Who we are

    We are a network of Christian churches, organisations, and individuals, established to help the church in New Zealand be more united and effective, and to present a reasoned Christian voice on public issues to media and government.

    We uphold an orthodox biblical (evangelical) Statement of Faith, and we are the NZ member of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), committed to representing evangelical faith positions.

    Our board of reference includes national leaders from all the main denominations.

  2. Vision, Mission, and Kupu

    Centred on Jesus’s prayer ‘may they be one that the world will know’ (Jn 17), our vision is to see unity in the Church and God’s kingdom come in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    MISSION - Helping Christians work together, build the Church, and positively influence society.

    We do this by … developing relationships, identifying critical issues where the Church can be more effective by working together, and providing leadership for change. We seek to promote the unity of the Church and reflect publicly the commonly views held by the 500,000 biblically orthodox or evangelical Christians in New Zealand.

    KUPU - Ka mahi tahi, ka ora (From united work comes fulfillment)

  3. What we do

    Since our launch in 2002 we have…

    • organised, participated in, and resourced, dozens of groups and hundreds of significant conversations
    • run 4 Congresses
    • given and mobilised support for large and small evangelism campaigns
    • networked evangelicals in areas such as prayer, marriage, sanctity of life, evangelism, business, and politics
    • represented Heads of Churches in interfaith dialogues
    • issued media releases and made submissions to government select committees where a biblical/evangelical voice was needed
    • appeared on radio and TV
    • participated in public and university debates and forums on important topics.

  4. Why should I be a member?

    You will be adding your weight to a biblical Christian voice on important issues such as secularisation of society, the erosion of marriage and family, and value of life issues.

    You will be identifying with the many calls for unity in scripture, as we foster unity across denominations, ministries, and across the country.

    You will also have the opportunity to contribute in forums and online discussions, and provide comments about issues you think the Christian Network should be addressing.

Key focus topics

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The idea (commonly)
that 
religious viewpoints
should be excluded from
civil affairs or
public education.

How do we get
a Christian voice heard
in the public square?

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“Marriage,the family unit,
was the original
Department of Health,
Education and Welfare.”

Michael Novak

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“So God created humans
in his own image”
… the true foundation
for all human rights,
social justice,
and pro-life causes.

Genesis 1:27

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How to live out
Christian faith

at work, at play, at rest,
– even at church,
in order to engage others
with the gospel message.

Other important topics

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