Church Membership

Join the largest evangelical unity movement in Aotearoa

Leaders, sign up on behalf of your congregation

Better TOGETHER

Christians speaking effectively into society

New Zealand society is in a period of significant change, much of it away from Christian faith and values. Christian voices in society are either ignored or scorned. Those Christians who speak or act unwisely are often given publicity, which discredits the church as a whole.

We need Christian voices which are positive, sensible, reasoned, well-informed, and clear. NZCN is uniquely positioned in that. We could do so much more if we had an increased membership, were more widely known, and were much better-resourced.

You agree? Then you can help by signing up as a member.

As a member of the New Zealand Christian Network you’ll be part of something bigger. It’s a privilege to serve the NZ church by helping to bring together thousands of individuals, churches and organisations together.

Dr Stuart Lange
National Director

By signing up as a member of the New Zealand Christian Network, you are declaring that you are firmly committed to…

Biblical Christianity, and to Christians working and praying together

Helping the New Zealand church flourish

Christians speaking constructively into society

Church Memberships

Includes membership for 3 account holders, who will be able to access the additional features available to churches
leaders/admins/secretaries

NOTE

You will be creating your own personal account at the same time as you are creating a membership account for your church. Most of the fields are specifically your personal details, with the exception of when it is prefaced with ‘Church

Take particular note that the email address and password at the bottom of the form are your personal email address and password. These are what you will use to log into the site in order to access the extra benefits available for individual and church memberships.

Leaders, sign up on behalf of your church

"I recommend NZCN to all New Zealand churches. Their ability to speak and write on important issues in church and society is so needed. NZCN also has a key role with national church leaders."

Brent Liebezeit
Chair - National Church Leaders of Aotearoa New Zealand

Leaders, sign your church up to be a member of NZCN and…

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Be one of the thousands of individuals, churches, and organisations who are helping to unify Christianity in New Zealand as members of the New Zealand Christian Network.

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Together we will share resources, insights, ideas, and wisdom — strengthening Churches and helping Christians think and live well.

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Help the Church speak more effectively into New Zealand society, media, and government — standing for Christian values and freedom of religious belief and expression.

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Gain access to additional resources and discounts on purchases.

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Be part of online discussions within NZCN and comment on articles.

Additionally, churches will also…

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Be listed in our online directory

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Be able to post events and job opportunities
(basic DIY listings are free but you do have the option to upgrade any listing to increase exposure)

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Be invited to sign joint public statements on key issues
(e.g. abortion, euthanasia, cannabis…)

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Be sent invitations to events likely to be of interest to your church

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Be able to identify as a member of the New Zealand Christian Network on your own website etc.

“In a time when there are so many other beliefs and opinions influencing New Zealand people, I commend NZCN’s clear witness to biblical Christian faith.”

Lui Ponifasio
Senior Pastor - LifeChurch

What we ask of churches

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Share NZCN resources and communications with church members

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Build awareness of NZCN among church members, and encourage them to receive NZCN newsletters and individually become members of NZCN

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Update the contact details in your membership profile – particularly of key personnel and anyone included in your account

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Make the most of the additional benefits available for churches by listing your events, employment and ministry opportunities etc.

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Leaders of churches are encouraged to attend national congresses — which are held approx. every three years.

Applying for church membership accounts with NZ Christian Network

If you are the senior pastor/minister or church secretary/admin you can apply for the church to become a member on behalf of the church if you are authorised to do so — as you are required to give assent to our statement of faith of your congregation.

If you aren’t, then please tell them about NZ Christian Network and encourage them to visit this page to find out more about us and why they should sign up for church membership. Alternatively, please fill in the form below and provide us with their details if you would prefer for us to contact them.

Church memberships include up to three email addresses linked to the account for the purpose of accessing the additional benefits listed above. Please encourage other members of your congregation to join as individuals.

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The cost for church membership is only $100 per year.

That’s less than $2 a week! Why have we set it so low? Because we want every church in New Zealand to be able to invest in building unity and helping the church of Aotearoa to grow and flourish.

Please check out our FAQ section below for answers to common questions

Membership for Churches

Includes membership for 3 account holders, who will be able to access the additional features available to churches
leaders/admins/secretaries

NOTE

You will be creating your own personal account at the same time as you are creating a membership account for your church. Most of the fields are specifically your personal details, with the exception of when it is prefaced with ‘Church

Take particular note that the email address and password at the bottom of the form are your personal email address and password. These are what you will use to log into the site in order to access the extra benefits available for individual and church memberships.

Leaders, sign up on behalf of your congregation

Frequently Asked Questions

Does membership of NZCN imply any voting rights for members?

No. Under its constitution NZCN is governed by the Working Board.

Does membership of NZCN imply any authority by NZCN over your church or organisation?

No, not in any way. The relationship between NZCN and member churches and organisations is one of free association between independent entities.

Does membership of NZCN undermine denominational links?

No, membership of NZCN is in addition to a church’s primary affiliations. NZCN will always respect denominations’ own authority, ethos, and processes.

Does membership of NZCN imply an individual, a church or an organisation fully endorses everything NZCN (or even WEA) ever says or does, or that members necessarily agree with everything other members say or do?

No. Members are free to have their own views on all sorts of things, and to discuss these if they wish.

Can anyone apply for church or organisation membership?

Only leaders with authority to apply and to indicate assent with the Statement of Faith can apply for membership on behalf of the church or organisation.

Why does NZCN have a statement of faith, and require members to indicate assent to it?

NZCN is a Christian network, and like many other Christian organisations with an evangelical heart it requires it leaders and members to assent to an orthodox biblical statement of faith. Such a statement is intended as a shared basis of Christian unity and common purpose, and appropriately respects and protects our core kaupapa (purpose). The statement of faith only deals with primary matters of faith, not secondary issues.

How can I help NZCN grow/flourish?
  • Spread the word… Tell you friends, family and church about us
  • Follow us on our social media platforms and share the content with your friends and connections
  • Pray for us as we carry out our role representing the church in the media and public square.
  • Join us on Pray As One NZ, our weekly, national Zoom meeting where we pray for the spiritual wellbeing of Aotearoa
  • Join a focus group
  • Volunteer your skills. Contact us to discuss
How can I financially support NZCN?

We are a registered charity in New Zealand and can provide receipts for tax purposes on all donations above $5. Perhaps you could consider:

  • giving a donation
  • committing to making a regular donation
  • leaving a bequeath in your will

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