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,  Pieter Jacobs

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

This website is for all our members to find inspiration and share our own experiences and resources with each other.  We also welcome contributions from those interested in becoming part of our journey of faith in this wonderful country of us and beyond.

 This way it will ensure that we keep up to date with current affairs and hear the voices of our Lay Preachers and what is important to yourselves. Focusing on support where it is needed will help us grow to bring glory to Jesus Christ our Saviour. 

May this website become our online activity centre and showcase each and everyone’s passion to follow, serve and lead in worship in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Pieter Jacobs