Ministries

Staff
As the assemblies recognise the priesthood of all believers, there are no ministers. But the need for pastors to shepherd the flock, deacons to serve the saints and elders to oversee directions is recognised as firmly based on Scripture, and brothers irrespective of age are encouraged to develop these giftings without recourse to appointment. Likewise the need for evangelists and youth leaders. We are extremely grateful for the sacrificial service of each person who voluntarily contributes of their time and resources.

Facilities
According to needs, meetings are held in halls or hired rooms or in homes. Some assemblies have vans which are used for youth work and travel to camps. The camp properties are operated by local boards who employ staff or contractors as needed. When not used for assembly events, the facilities are made available for hire by schools and other groups complying with their basis of hire. A national camp board reports to the assemblies annually. A non-profit bookshop at Foxton Bible Camp showcases books and resources for young and old.

Missions
Assemblies support outreach and missionary work in Argentina and Colombia, and provide significant support for Christian work in India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines via local assemblies and trusted workers. Communication with each of these mission areas is overseen by assembly brothers who visit these areas and oversee distribution of funding.


Life is short “It is even a vapour, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.”
James 4, v14
Death is sure “And it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”
Hebrews 9, v27
Sin the problem “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
Romans 3, v23
Christ the solution “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3, v16
Scripture our guide “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
2 Timothy 3, v16

“Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit,
Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles,
Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.”
1 Timothy 3, v16