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 held views by the 500,000 biblically orthodox or evangelical Christians in New Zealand.

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

  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 5 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. How to connect

    The best way to keep connected is by subscribing to our newsletter or following us on Facebook.

    We appreciate your support. Please contact us with any queries you have regarding general business, donations, advertising and event listings.

NZCN|News – 5 June 2020

Dear Friend,

There is a lot of ferment around the world just now, including the USA.

These matters draw us to prayer.

They also prompt various questions and reflections for Christians in New Zealand. Media has made our world increasingly inter-connected.

We begin this newsletter with a statement from NZCN’s American equivalent, the NAE.

We then offer two opinion pieces from two of our own team. You don’t necessarily have to agree with every aspect of them, but they do raise matters to think about. Also included in our Resource section is a free downloadable eBook by Thomas Schirrmacher titled “Racism”.

Closer to home, Aaron Ironside has been appointed as the new spokesperson for the Say Nope to Dope campaign. You can read more about it in the Notices section.

If you have seen any of “The Blessing” virtual choir videos circulating on the internet, you have likely wondered if there is one underway in New Zealand. The answer is… YES!!! “The Blessing – Aotearoa” is open for submissions. NZCN is thrilled to be involved helping source people representing the wider body of Christ, from throughout the nation to join the global chorus declaring the Lord’s blessing upon mankind.

Also, with the easing of Alert Levels and restrictions, Family Life’s Weekend to Remember is going ahead with limited numbers. After the stresses of lockdown, this is an opportunity for couples to refocus on one another and the Lord regarding their relationships.

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