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.
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)
Since our launch in 2002 we have…
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.
The idea (commonly)
that religious viewpoints
should be excluded from
civil affairs or
How do we get
a Christian voice heard
in the public square?
“Marriage,the family unit,
was the original
Department of Health,
Education and Welfare.”
“So God created humans
in his own image”
… the true foundation
for all human rights,
and pro-life causes.
How to live out
at work, at play, at rest,
– even at church,
in order to engage others
with the gospel message.
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SUNZ – National Director
Proposed change to Parliamentary Prayer
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Venn Summer Conference 2018 – Registrations Open
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