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 – July 2019

 

A JUST, FREE, AND COMPASSIONATE SOCIETY

In recent months there has been quite a ferment in both New Zealand and Australia around issues of freedom of belief and expression, reflecting both the tragic events in Christchurch and the various public responses to Israel Folau’s post on social media and the subsequent actions of the Australian Rugby Union. Those issues are discussed in a new opinion piece by Dr Stuart Lange, our National Director (interim), posted today on our website.

Gavan O’Farrell continues his series of articles on atheism and we also include stories of progress on the Bible Society’s translation of the Tokelauan Bible and development of their written language, a book review of A Skylark Flies and advice from WEA’s Helen Calder on dealing with changes in life.

We are also in full swing planning the fourth annual Auckland Prayer Breakfast. Tickets are on sale now so, if you live in Auckland or, if you want to see how a large scale prayer breakfast works before setting up one in your area, come along! Hamilton is also planning to have their inaugural breakfast on Wednesday 4 September 2019. Details will be released on our website as they become available!

Other events are highlighted from our calendar. Although most are in the Auckland region this time, there are others from around the country. Please contact me if you are interested in listing your event with us.

We encourage you to share items on our website with friends and family.

Also of note, Family First ran their 12th annual FORUM ON THE FAMILY event earlier this month. The topics covered included euthanasia, media, freedom of speech, marijuana debate, political activism and abortion. Information and videos of the speakers can be found here and are well worth your time.

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