NAVIGATING THE COVID-19 PROTECTION FRAMEWORK


The ministry landscape in New Zealand keeps changing. For elders and leaders, the past 18 months have been full of intense decision-making and trying to shepherd and lead people amid a range of concerns. 


The new COVID-19 Protection Framework, or 'traffic light' system, adds a new layer of unknowns and complexity. We recognise leaders are grappling with what the next season of ministry will look like. 

We recognise the desire for a simple pathway forward, for a 'silver bullet', or a step-by-step plan for leading your church through this season. 

That's not what we'll be providing here. Why? 

Because of who we are as a movement: independent churches, with the campsites and national ministries that support them. We affirm the role of God-appointed leaders of churches, camps and ministries to make decisions about ministry and mission in their context.

What is this page all about? 

Our aim is to support you to be the Church in the context God has placed you. We'll be sharing resources that:

  • Encourage prayer
  • Point people to the authority of the Scriptures 
  • Affirm the role of God-appointed leaders in each church to shepherd and lead
  • Prioritise Christian love for one another
  • Prioritise Christian unity

This is where we'll post the links we share in our email newsletters, and any other helpful material you might want to refer back to.

LEADING FROM SCRIPTURE

Elderships and leadership teams around the country have been meeting to discuss the issues surrounding the new framework, and how best to lead churches through a season where many people hold differing views. 

We would love to share how you are leading from Scripture with others. Wherever churches are happy to make their Biblical frameworks or principles available, we'll make a selection available here. If you are keen to share but would like to do so anonymously, we can facilitate this. 


Practical resources

A QUICK GUIDE TO THE TRAFFIC LIGHT FRAMEWORK FOR CHURCHES

Printable pdf graphic, click for download. This is a regularly updated file as new information becomes available. 

NO MY VACCINE PASS REQUIRED/ MY VACCINE PASS REQUIRED POSTERS

For all gatherings (including home churches), it is a requirement to show clearly if you are requiring a My Vaccine Pass or not.

Planning and Preparation Sheets for the 'traffic light' Framework

Preparation and planning are an important component of this season, these are traffic light planning templates kindly provided by a local CCCNZ church. 

They are given as as an example, to be used, adapted, or changed.

ARTICLES FROM AROUND THE MOVEMENT

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS

Links to pieces from other church movements around New Zealand and beyond.

Matt Chandler is interviewed by Preston Sprinkle about leading people through a pandemic. 

Vax and un-vax: A view from a Melbourne Church

A Victorian Church's Plan for Returning to Church

A Victorian Church's Plan for Returning to Church

 

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