We are a missionary people, committed to the proclamation of the good news of Jesus, teaching the faith, the service of others, and the transformation of the world.
To be Anglican is to be part of a rich and diverse church experience that links us to a worldwide community of 75 million people called the Anglican Communion. We are a people of two books: The Bible, which reveals God’s living Word in Jesus Christ; and the Prayer Book, which expresses our faith through our prayer and worship.
Church life is expressed locally in our ministry units which are united within a region called a diocese, which is led by the Bishop. The Diocese of Auckland extends from the Far North to the Hauraki Plains and the Coromandel.
The Healthy Church Model captures our vision for our life and work together, both as a diocese and at the local church level. It provides a framework that helps congregations celebrate their strengths, identify areas for improvement and create space for creative new initiatives.
Further resources from the Disability Ministry Educators are out now. Please display these posters around your buildings, to raise awareness and encourage discussion as to how your church may become more accessible and inclusive of all people.
Global Accessibility Awareness is about making technology accessible and a good opportunity to consider how to make the technology we use in church accessible. Download the poster here.
MS Awareness Day was on May 30. This poster helps to raise awareness of the challenges people with MS encounter and what helps to make church accessible and inclusive.
In the season of Trinity, it is good to consider how the relationship between the persons of the Trinity can be a model for our relationships. The Enabling Good Lives philosophy emphasizes the importance of building relationships so disabled people and others are able to have a sense of belonging in churches. The poster is available here.
These posters, plus other disability ministry resources, are available on the Social Justice Unit website.
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