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 -- a Conference Committee of the Methodist Church of New Zealand/Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa.
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
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.
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:
Click here to read the Cycles of Hope document
Click here to visit the Social Services Websites