Vision & Mission
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
2016 – Year of Worship
2017 – Year of Evangelism
The Koru with the green background was the symbol we chose for the 2006-2009 period. We were beginning the Healthy Adventist Church initiative. The koru reflected our focus on a new beginning, health and vibrancy. It represented our desire for an approach to ministry that is specific to the New Zealand context.
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.