Anglican Missions enables the three tikanga Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, in a spirit of partnership, to share in the global dimension of Christ’s mission of proclaiming the Gospel, nurturing believers, responding to human need, transforming society and caring for creation.
Each of the three tikanga have their own Missions Council which supports the work of Anglican Missions.
The Overseas Missions-Tikanga Pakeha (OM-TP) Council comprises:
- One voting representative from each of the seven Pakeha Dioceses
- The National Association of Anglican Women Overseas and Outreach Chairperson
- A representative from the House of Bishops
- The National Director of Anglican Missions or a delegated representative
OM-TP meets four times annually; two Face to Face meetings in Wellington and two via Video Conference.
Photo: OM-TP meeting group with AM staff and Sister Josephine of the Home of Compassion, Aug 2020
OM-TP elects its own Chairperson and secretary for a period of two years. The next election is due in 2022.
The Council seeks to:
- Engage in dialogue, prayer and mutual support across the Pakeha Dioceses.
- Be a place where they can be supportive of initiatives taken by the various Dioceses, or as Tikanga acting together in seeking funding from the Anglican Missions Board for particular overseas mission projects or short-term mission trips.
- Be a place where each Diocesan Overseas Mission group can bring ideas and concerns for discussion, and share and access resources, supporting the overseas mission of the Church.
- Assist discussion through the various constituent groups regarding the vision of Anglican Missions as it serves the Church.
- Be accountable to the Anglican Missions Board for any projects that OM-TP seeks funding for from requests received.
- Raise the profile of Anglican Missions within Dioceses and parishes, by stimulating and initiating discussion with Bishops, Clergy, Parish Mission Motivators and others.