Vision & Mission
The Word became a human being and lived here with us.
We saw his true glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father.
From him all the kindness and all the truth of God have come down to us. (John 1:14)
We live with the now and the not yet. The now of knowing Jesus and the not yet of continuing to seek Jesus –Of clarifying vision, of growing in our love and appreciation of him and of his mission in the great kingdom harvest. How can we focus on him “Jesus in 2020?”
From his majesty to his incarnate state – of service, of humility, of love for people, of his love for you and I – the product of his creation.
Vision 2016 – 2020
Healthy Adventist Communities
To see communities throughout North New Zealand becoming healthier through the presence and proclamation of Seventh-day Adventists.
Mission 2016 – 2020
By being a Missional Disciple
- Leading others to follow Jesus.
- Luke 10:1-12 Jeremiah 29:1-14
By being an Apostolic (sent) Witness
- Living as a witness of Jesus where God’s kingdom is yet to be established (the harvest).
- Isaiah 58:1-14 Daniel 2
By being a Prophetic Missionary
- Loving the world with the Spirit of Jesus by proclaiming his life and word of hope.
- Revelation 14:6-12 Matthew 25:31-46
To empower local church leaders by:
- Praying in faith and being Spirit Led
- Opening missional relationships in local neighbourhoods
- Wise and strategic stewardship of all conference resources
- Engaging youth in the life and ministry of the church
- Renewing sacrificial service in paid and volunteer ministry
2020 theme – Jesus in 2020
The Hei Matau with an orange background was the symbol we chose for the 2010-2013 period. It reflected our push into new areas and the beginnings of new churches. Again we wanted to encourage health, growth and vibrancy. We also wished to highlight our commitment to being a missional movement rather than an institution.
The Pikorua with the blue background is the symbol and colour for the 2014-2016 period. It reflects our desire to see unity in our growing and diverse church. Again health, growth, vibrancy and ‘Kiwi friendly’ are key values. As we grow we wish to foster the fellowship of believers – this is our final apologetic and greatest witness.
2017 – 2020. The Kō is likened to a hoe used for soil loosening, and with a teka (foot tread) used as a Maori spade. It was the most widely used of all Maori agriculture tools in Aotearoa, to plant, weed, and harvest. It was made from a variety of woods depending on the nature of the soil, made in various shapes and lengths to fit the requirements of the user. The Kō represents a healthy variety of localised implementations designed to fit a specific soil, to sow a seed of word and deed, in its season, for the Harvest.