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
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
"I love the passion behind NZCN to serve the Body of Christ. With a love and respect for the Bible and people, they aim to unite, build and speak constructively into the Church of Aotearoa and society at large with gospel focus and clarity."
Pray As One NZ participant
Join us and…
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.
Together we will share resources, insights, ideas, and wisdom — strengthening Churches and helping Christians think and live well.
Help the Church speak more effectively into New Zealand society, media, and government — standing for Christian values and freedom of religious belief and expression.
Gain access to additional resources and discounts on purchases.
Be part of online discussions within NZCN and comment on articles.
What’s involved with being an individual member of NZ Christian Network
To become a member of the New Zealand Christian Network, you must indicate your assent to our statement of faith and agree to pay a small annual membership ($30 for individuals or $50 for married couples and you each get your own personal login).
Beyond that, we encourage you to uphold us in prayer, share NZCN newsletters and resources with others, become actively involved as you are able (e.g. Pray as One NZ, focus groups, forums, conferences), and engage with articles and posts published by the New Zealand Christian Network.
Please check out our FAQ section below for answers to common questions
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