In New Zealand, Anglican Missions and NZCMS have a very strong and close relationship, partnering together to enable NZ Anglicans to participate in the overseas mission of the Church as Mission Partners.
Both NZCMS and Anglican Missions have been around for a while, in fact 124 and 96 years respectively. Together we are involved in mission throughout the world with people and projects in all sorts of places: Africa, Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and Europe.
This collaborative relationship sees each organisation represented on the other’s governing body while staff work together in a number of areas.
The Anglican Missions Board provides a grant each year towards the cost of supporting Mission Partners serving overseas – in 2017 the grant of $560,000 covers a large part of the budgeted direct costs of current Mission Partners.
Photo: NZCMS Mission Partner, Margaret Poynton in Papua New Guinea with Newton College students July 2016
See more below about the Mission Partners being supported in 2017. Do let us know if you or your Parish decide to support a particular Mission Partner.
Do visit the NZCMS Website to find out more about each Mission Partner.
And if you would like to get more about Mission Partners (particularly the ones you may be supporting), and mission in general, the following is available through NZCMS (email: firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Request to get the email newsletter of the Mission Partner you wish to support;
- Request to receiving the Prayer Fuel brochure (advise quantities) – produced monthly. This will keep you up to date with urgent prayer needs & movements of Mission Partners;
- Request to receive the Intermission magazine (advise quantities) also produced monthly. Has a variety of articles about mission. Good resource for home groups to stimulate missional thinking.