As a Nation, we have just celebrated 200 years of the gospel in New Zealand. This document attached (compiled by New Zealand Christian Network) is a great perspective that we as a church have adopted along with many others in New Zealand.
We are so excited about God’s plans and purposes for Aotearoa.
Excerpt from New Zealand Christian Network:
A statement for the Gospel Bicentenary
This is a discussion paper written to mark the bicentenary of the first recorded preaching of the gospel and the beginnings of Christian mission work in Aotearoa New Zealand. August 2014
It is a living statement, a perspective from a vantage point of two centuries of complex history, a contribution to the ongoing conversation on the relationship between nga iwi Maori and Christian faith and life in its varying expressions.
It is offered in the hope that it will encourage a process of meaningful discussion and korero about our shared past and present and the shape of our shared future.
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