Strategic Plan 2016 to 2020
The Anglican Mission Board
This Strategic Plan was developed by the Board of Trustees of the Anglican Missions Board (AMB) to provide a disciplined and coordinated approach to the management of the work of the AMB for the period from 2016 to 2020. It was unanimously blessed by the Board with an emphatic ‘Amen’ on the afternoon of the 20th April 2016.
This Plan is a living, working document and as such will need to be reviewed and updated annually to measure and track performance, and to ensure that the major goals and themes identified herein, are consistent with the vision, mission and values of the AMB.
This agreed Plan will be supported and delivered through an annual operations plan which is the responsibility of the CEO of the AMB. Photo: Anglican Missions Board, advisers & Board secretary April 2017
The Anglican Missions Board enables the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, in a spirit of partnership, to share in the global dimension to Christ's mission of proclaiming the Gospel, nurturing believers, responding to human need, transforming society, and caring for creation.
The Anglican Missions Board of the Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (commonly known as Anglican Missions, AMB, or the Board) first established by the Church in 1919 and incorporated as an Incorporated Charitable Trust in 1922 coordinating the overseas mission of the Church. In 1998, the Board’s Canon was reviewed and updated to reflect the 3 Tikanga composition of the Church with AMB’s coordination of overseas mission being funded primarily through giving from parishes and rohe, with additional support coming from trusts, bequests and individuals.
In 2008, the Board was registered as a charitable entity with the Charities Commission in accordance with the Charities Act 2005. As an organisation we steadfastly seek to activate and mobilise the Anglican Church to focus on faith in action, mission. We do this by seeking prayer, support and resources from our New Zealand church community and working through our well established partners to deliver real positive impact and change for good, in areas of greatest need.
Anglican Missions enables the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, in a spirit of partnership, to share Christ's mission of proclaiming the Gospel, nurturing believers, responding to human need, transforming society, and caring for creation.
Our mission is to enable the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, in a spirit of partnership, to share in the global dimension of Christ’s Mission. It does this by:
· Mobilising the Church to pray, give, go and support the global missions of our Church, and to tell mission stories.
· Partnering for effective mission with partner churches worldwide, Tikanga mission enterprises, and associated Anglican and ecumenical mission agencies.
· Resourcing effective mission with financial and cultural integrity; resourcing partnerships, emergency response, especially in our region, poverty projects; and acting as an agency for our diverse church.
A primary focus for Anglican Missions is the Anglican Consultative Council’s Statement of Mission now incorporated into the Constitution of this Church. Anglican Missions promotes this focus and encourages the church to:
· Evangelise: Proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom.
· Nurture: Teaching, baptising and nurturing the Christian Faith.
· Serve: Responding to human needs by loving service.
· Transform: Transforming the unjust structures of society.
· Preserve: Preserving the integrity of creation for future generations.
In our work we are committed to:
· Being professional, open and honest.
· Showing love and empathy through practical action, where we recognise human dignity and worth in everyone whatever their gender, race, culture or level of wealth.
· Respecting experience.
· Mahi ngÄtahi - where our work is based on trusting relationships.
· Investing for enduring change.
· Listening and working with our partners to deliver locally appropriate results.
For the full Plan, please click here