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 Word From the President:

Tena Koutou, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka and Greetings to you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Matthew 4:18-19 –
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.  “Come, follow Me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”

As Lay Preachers we are following in the footsteps of Peter and Andrew, and millions of men and women, over many generations, who have chosen to take up the challenge of becoming “fishers of men.”   

It is a privilege to be able to serve as the current President of the NZLPA. Our Executive Committee hope to continue the great work done by our predecessors. If you are not already a member, we encourage you to join us, so we can journey together, encourage and assist each other as we spread the good news that is Jesus Christ!

God bless