Welcome to the web site of the New Zealand Lay Preachers Association.

The logo of the New Zealand Lay Preachers’ Association was designed by Helen Buxton and Hamish Pettengell in 1998.

It poses the question: What is God saying to us in Aotearoa New Zealand?

It features the cross, symbol of our faith, superimposed on the Bible, representing the breaking open of the Word of God.

These are surrounded by interlocking ferns, representing both unity through diversity, and the bi-cultural journey of our churches in Aotearoa.

The ferns form a circle, representing completion , wholeness, and the world context in which our mission is set.

The circle is not closed, representing our openness to the Spirit and to all who come to the task.

A note from our President,  Joy Kingsbury-Aitken

As president of the New Zealand Lay Preachers Association it is my privilege to welcome you to the NZLPA website.

The Association hopes that this website will provide information that is helpful and resources that are useful to members who lead worship, and to others who are interested in the ministry of lay preaching and lay worship leading.

We also hope that this website will showcase the wonderful creativity of NZLPA members, who are invited and encouraged to offer examples of their liturgical writings and artistry for consideration for publication. In this way the website will be continually refreshed and be the place where members, and possibly others, go for inspirational ideas when preparing worship.

Most of all the Association hopes that this website will support the work of the Church and bring honour to her Lord.

Joy Kingsbury-Aitken


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