We have the incredible privilege of being the visible body of Christ in the world today and we believe that 'the local church is the hope for the world'. There is a diverse range of ministries at St Paul's that seek to express God's love and care for this world. Our goal is to foster our 'priesthood' of all believers, where we all get opportunities to serve and bless those in need.
We are grateful for the generosity of our St Paul's Community in supporting these Mission ventures. If you would like to be involved with your time or resources, please get in touch.
The St Paul’s community has supported Feed My Lambs over the last five years through nappy, formula and Pak’nSave voucher drives and through our annual Christmas Shoebox appeal.
This winter we'd love you to get involved again and support this amazing programme that helps mums who are struggling with life’s circumstances for whatever reason to find acceptance, friendship, hope, practical help, and the chance to learn parenting and housekeeping skills.
Refugee families settling in Auckland often arrive with few, if any, possessions. Through the work of Red Cross NZ they are provided with a home to live in and some basic furniture, but often little else.
St Paul’s Love Your New Neighbour (SPLYNN) has been helping provide refugees who arrive in Auckland with these essential household items - towels, bedding, toasters, kettles, and rice cookers - all new, all great quality - to help them feel welcomed and supported in their new home.
The Auckland City Mission is in the middle of the most exciting undertaking in its 100 year history.
Mission HomeGround is unlike anything seen before in New Zealand - a purpose built headquarters set for completion in 2020, offering 40 apartments for our homeless clients and another 40 for those on the social housing register.
But more than that, HomeGround will be the Mission and its people’s turangawaewae - a place to share food, a place for health services, advice, emergency support as well as activities and amenities for both our clients and the wider community.
For over 40 years Dianne Bayley has been with Children’s Bible Ministries in the Philippines. With over 42 staff, Dianne aims to see children grounded in biblical values, transformed, and discipled for Christ.
Dianne runs a children’s home offering 24/7 care to neglected and/or physically disabled children. She also runs a day school for local children from pre-school through to high school. There is also a training school which sends teams to equip churches on effective children’s ministry.
Comfort International partners with local Christian organisations to help support those most in need, with the aim of bringing them from a position of requiring care and relief to a point of wholeness and sustainability.
Some of the projects in Rwanda, DRC, Burundi & Uganda include rape survivor surgery and counselling, ex-child soldier ministry and education, and sponsorship programmes for street children and vulnerable mothers and babies
Comfort International NZ recently raised funds for an ambulance for the Centre Hospitalier Rusayo in the Congo. If you would like to know more, come along to their information afternoon on Sunday 21 July - contact Fiona for more details.
St Paul's Prison Ministries are involved in monthly Sunday visits to Men's and Women's prisons in Auckland and during the week, and offer faith based rehabilitation and relationship programmes.
Our volunteer prison work is focused on enabling men and women to think deeply about their personal life journey, their values and aspirations, and support a desire to change their lifestyle for a successful personal and family life. This often supports a sense of new purposes, strategies for improving themselves, their personal and family relationships, and reduces the risk of reoffending.
If you feel a tug on your heart in this area, contact Mark.
The St Paul's Social Housing group meets regularly to explore creative ways to practically meet the increasing need for affordable housing in our city.
The group has moved into the later stages of planning towards the implementation of a project to respond practically to this need, and are planning to join with a wider initiative within the Diocese of Auckland to provide resources and relationships to move this project forward.
The next step is to secure some land, refine the tenure models and secure financing. If you'd like to get involved, please contact Bruce.