APA - Auckland Partnership of Assemblies


Who We Are
The Auckland Partnership of Assemblies (APA) is a voluntary association of Christian
Brethren and Associated Church leaders serving the greater Auckland region.

Our Vision
  • to strengthen our churches in Greater Auckland & Northland by facilitating mutual encouragement and cooperation
  • to corporately enhance the Christian witness in our community and thus glorify God
  • to share vision, faith, resources and conviction, so that together our light may shine more brightly in a darkening world
The Mission
Our mission is to foster opportunities for evangelism, growth and development by encouraging, partnering, and equipping; and to network, communicate, and share resources (people, skills, information, facilities and finance) to facilitate this.

Those serving in an executive capacity for the Auckland Partnership of Assemblies do so as volunteers. Their involvement does not imply that they speak for our family of churches or that they aspire to do so. Their desire is to realise the vision stated above and to honour God; to strengthen our churches, our partnership, and our Christian witness.

Current members
• Phil Aish (Waikowhai, Stewards' Trust)
• Craig Barrow (Principal, Pathways College)
• Rod Edwards (Massey, CEC, APA Chair)
• Campbell Fountain (Northcross, GPH)
• David Goold (Birkdale)
• Russell Grainger (Mt Wellington, Pastor Link, HCJB)
• Richard Hemmingsen (Northcross, SGA, APA Administrator)
• Afa Moasegi (Mascot Av, Manukau Samoan)
• Lui Ponifasio (Life Church, Manurewa)
• Robert Siakimotu (Onehunga, OAC)
• Russell Thorp (Henderson, GC3)

Members are in good standing both with their church and our wider family of churches. Opportunity is extended to others to attend either by invitation or recommendation from the eldership of their church. Office-holders are elected by the APA committee members.

Auckland Assembly leaders met together on a number of occasions in the twilight years of last century and expressed their need to restore and enhance cooperation and communication between our family of churches. In 2001 a meeting of leaders highlighted some needs across the Greater Auckland region
  • to support, serve and encourage our family of churches
  • to renew evangelistic zeal and combine resources to accomplish this
  • to encourage, inspire, train and motivate leaders and elders
  • to do things together we can't do on our own
  • to establish a development fund
  • to move ahead with a plan of action
  • A group of leaders was then formed to begin to work on planning how to meet these needs.
Costs associated with APA have been met by personal contributions, from revenue,
and through donations. Freewill gifts are invited.

Richard Hemmingsen (Administrator): admin@apa.org.nz
Rod Edwards (Chair): edwardsd@xtra.org.nz

APA Executive
Rod Edwards, Russell Thorpe, Campbell Fountain
SKU: 100210

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