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Learning about Christianity, the church, Christianity in New Zealand and Christianity’s place in social and moral issues we face today are some of the ways we build and strengthen the Church of Aotearoa. This is why we are making the shift towards categorising and producing content with the objective of helping people understand the role of Christianity both in Aotearoa and globally.

We strive to post articles that are in keeping with a conservative evangelical Christian view.

Rev Dr Brian Winslade, new Deputy Secretary of the WEA

Earlier this week, the WEA introduced Rev Dr Brian Winslade, of Hamilton, as the new Deputy Secretary. Brian is also a member of the NZCN Working Board.

Victoria’s new ‘gay conversion’ law is also a violation of gay peoples’ freedom

Caution: there is much more to Victoria’s legislation which bans so-called “gay conversion therapy” than most people realise.

How Do Non-American Evangelicals Respond to the U.S.?

WEA’s Dr Brian Stiller provides a fresh evangelical perspective on USA evangelicals and the political views of many of them.

The Blessing | Aotearoa New Zealand

A virtual choir of Aotearoa New Zealand Christians beautifully demonstrates what happens when we work together in unity.

A joint statement by the national leaders of most New Zealand church denominations

We are sharing with you a very useful brief statement issued yesterday by the National Church Leaders of Aotearoa New Zealand, which is a gathering of the senior leaders of most of New Zealand’s church denominations. From across that wide denominational spectrum, the undersigned church leaders speak with one voice to urge New Zealanders to [...]

About Christianity

What does it mean to be “evangelical”?

There is often uncertainty or misunderstanding, these days, about what it means to be “evangelical”. Dr Stuart Lange explains that the term is simply about the New Testament Gospel, which across the world has been so immensely life-giving.

The Church

An International Perspective on U.S. Christians & Politics

From an outsider’s perspective, the heightened partisan divide in America is disturbing. Some will dismiss this as an American issue and not the business of those beyond its borders. However, we live in a global village; when Americans sneeze, the rest of the world catches a cold!

Christianity in Aotearoa New Zealand

Three Realities for New Zealand Churches in Alert Level 2 and Beyond

As New Zealand slowly begins to re-open, a question many churches will be asking is, “How do we approach ministry in Level 2 and beyond?” It’s easy to be scared of change. But in reality, the NZ church has already proven that it is more than ready to adapt to changing circumstances.

A New Perspective – Auckland Church Leaders Easter Message

‘Unprecedented’. ‘Social distancing’. ‘Self-isolation’. ‘Community outbreak’. ‘Lockdown.’ These and other words have come to dominate our news feeds and conversations. A few weeks ago, the world was ordinary; now, it is different, unusual, unfamiliar.

Christianity and Social & Moral Issues

A joint statement by the national leaders of most New Zealand church denominations

We are sharing with you a very useful brief statement issued yesterday by the National Church Leaders of Aotearoa New Zealand, which is a gathering of the senior leaders of most of New Zealand’s church denominations. From across that wide denominational spectrum, the undersigned church leaders speak with one voice to urge New Zealanders to [...]

The End of Life Choice Act: a dangerous line New Zealand should not cross

Many New Zealanders like the idea of euthanasia as an option for those terminally ill, and assume the End of Life Choice Act must be okay. But here’s a dozen very serious reasons why the End of Life Choice Act is so wrong and dangerous for New Zealand, and why we need to vote AGAINST it.