The Methodist Alliance is the formal alliance and umbrella group for:
· Methodist missions
· Methodist and Cooperating Venture/Union parishes who are engaged in social service or community work
· Trusts and community based social services associated with a Methodist or Cooperating Venture/Union Church (with a Methodist component).
The Methodist Alliance takes the place of the Methodist
Mission Aotearoa (MMA).
The Methodist Alliance aims to raise the profile of the
work being done by Missions and Parishes across the country. Currently all the Missions have their own
names (Lifewise in Auckland, Wesley Community Action in Wellington, Methodist City Action in Hamilton, Christchurch Methodist Mission) so most people don't know that
we are connected. While the missions will keep their own names, they will co-brand with the Methodist Alliance Aotearoa/Nga Purapura Weteriana. Fees and levies that were previously paid to the MMA will now be paid to the Alliance.
Each Mission and Parish stays independent with their own
governing body and they will cooperate together more intentionally on
common issues. This may include work
with children and families, aged care and housing. For example, the Methodist Alliance drafted a
submission to government on the Oranga Tamariki bill and spoke to it at Select
The work of the Alliance is overseen by the Methodist Alliance
Steering Committee. This work
includes approval of the logo, drafting a strategic plan, code of conduct,
and policies and procedures.
If you would like to join the Methodist Alliance, or
have any questions, please contact the National Coordinator:
03 375 0512
027 561 9164
P O Box 5416, Papanui, Christchurch 8542
How can cycles of dependency, disadvantage and need be broken?
How can people be enabled to lives lives of dignity and worth?
These are the questions which underpin the work of Methodist Missions and Parishes as they express the love of God in local communities.
From aged care to child care, from Op shops to training opportunites, the services are as varied as the need.
Read more to find out about our services and how you might be involved.
To find out more about the work of each particular Methodist Missions, visit their websites below:
Methodist Mission Northern: www.lifewise.org.nz
Hamilton Methodist City Action: website under construction
Palmerston North Methodist Social Services: www.methodistsocialservices.org.nz
Wesley Community Action Website (Wellington): www.wesleyca.org.nz
Christchurch Methodist Mission: www.mmsi.org.nz