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"Making Jesus Known"
Mission and Ministry - Mission Goals -Being Relevant in the 21st century
As part of the Christian Church, the Anglican Diocese of Waiapu commits itself to the Anglican Consultative Council's Five Fold Mission Statement and also to the following:
We will create worshipping Church communities that are open, welcoming and inclusive; affirming those churches that, in their life and worship, are striving to be life giving and relevant to the spiritual needs of people in New Zealand today, churches that are developing worship spaces, styles of worship, times and music in worship that are convenient & appropriate.
2. Including all
We will encompass language and styles for all generations, where children and young people join in the life of the church as of right, knowing they belong.
Our Ethical Guidelines state:
'every human has infinite worth and a unique value as a child of God, irrespective of origin, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, age, beliefs, social or economic status, contribution to society or present psychological, physical or spiritual state.'
3. Sharing the Story
We will ensure that the Gospel we share is taught and passed on by helping our members to tell their faith stories; encouraging commitment to Christ and the Church and opportunities for re-commitment for those requiring refreshment in their journey of faith.
4. Evoking/Supporting All Ministries
We will evoke the gifts of ministry among all the baptised, developing a variety of ministry models, offering relevant training and resourcing for all Lay Ministry; calling more people to train for ordination as deacons and priests; providing skilled trainers committed to continuing education.
5. Serving Others
We will build Christian communities that seek justice for the world, care for the environment and serve their local communities, rather than existing for their own congregational benefit.
We will continue to explore bi-cultural and ec
Waipaoa is a multi-centred parish on the Poverty Bay flats, based around the church of St Luke’s at Waerenga-a-hika.
The history of Waerenga-a-hika is sobering and pivotal to the formation of the Waiapu Diocese and the long-term relationship between Maori and Pakeha in Poverty Bay, and beyond, but St Luke’s sits serenely within its community and provides an hospitable base for an energetic smaller parish.