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The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Papanui
Christchurch 8053

Postal address
:

PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

P. (03) 366 6049   I   0800 266 639

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WesleyCom Aotearoa


Cycles of HopeTM

- a reaffirmation of Breaking the Cycle

We continue to affirm and commend the journey
from ka mate (death in the midst of life)
to ka ora (life in the midst of death).

We reaffirm the commitment required.

We are all encouraged

• to recognise we live in a changing, damaged
and fragile world

• to seek innovative solutions

• to respond to immediate need

• to enable people to achieve their own goals

• to strengthen children and adults of all ages

• to build better neighbourhood

• to move from "charity" to transformation

Acknowledging these challenges we, the people of Te Hahi Weteriana O Aotearoa, declare again that there is an alternative way:

to organise society as a neighbourhood, where we belong to each other, rather than compete against each other.

Our recommitment to Breaking the Cycle
is a commitment to
Cycles of Hope

It is a calling to

• listen and respond in humility to the stories of the people, tangatawhenua and tauiwi;

to support individuals, tamariki and whanau to reach
their goals and build true neighbourhood
.

WesleyCom Aotearoa:

WesleyCom -- a Conference Committee of the Methodist Church of New Zealand/Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa.

Objectives:

  • promote justice and social responsibility as a key mission of the Church
  • give expression through social service policy and initiatives to the Church's commitment to social justice - including

specific recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

  • further in Aotearoa/New Zealand the religious, charitable, social and educational work of the Methodist church
  • to stimulate interest in and support for programmes that promote justice and social responsibility within the Church and community.
Committee members:

Appointed by the Conference of the Methodist Church for their skills and experience in governance and community services, including:-

personal commitment to social responsibility and social transformation experience in community service and community development experience in parish-based social services, knowledge of government policy and processes impacting on social service delivery innovative current marketing skills particular theological expertise.


Present Membership:

Superintendent/Director of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin

Methodist Missions (maximum 4)

Mission Boards (as above - 4) nominate one member each (4)

Parish based members (3) including Directors of Hamilton Social Services and

Palmerston North Social Services
Functions include:

  • On going theological reflection on social responsibility and the mission of the Church
  • Develop and implement strategies for the Christian exercise of social responsibility
    throughout the whole Church
  • Develop and maintain linkages with ecumenical agencies and Church-based Social Services
  • Advocacy through monitoring trends in social policy and services and develop strategies and protocols.
  • Identify areas for research and options for obtaining the information required
  • Organise forums on social responsibility

Click here to read the Cycles of Hope document

Click here to visit the Social Services Websites