We have formal links with numerous global Christian organizations. The word often used to describe these is "ecumenical", taken from the Greek word oikoumene, which means "the whole household" or "the whole inhabited world".
The Council for World Mission (CWM) is a worldwide community of 31 Christian denominations working as equals with a common commitment to the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Established in 1977, it grew out of the London Mission Society, the Commonwealth (Colonial) Missionary Society and the (English) Presbyterian Board of Missions.
Each partner Church develops its own local mission programme, whilst supporting the work of others through the sharing of experience, people and other resources.
The Council for World Mission's Pacific region has established a website highlighting something of the work, activities and events of CWM Pacific. The Global Mission office is seeking to work in partnership with CWM in this area.
TIM is a flagship programme of the Council for World Mission. The programme’s aim is “to equip young people for a lifetime of service to Christ and his church. TIM was initiated in 1981 in response to ca challenge to CWM to create opportunity for involving young people in mission learning and mission engagement. In the past 28 years approximately 280 young people aged between 20-30 years old, drawn from CWM member churches and the wider ecumenical community have participated in the programme.
For further information view the TIM webpage.
CWS is our official emergency aid, justice and development agency of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Christian World Service (CWS) is the development, justice and aid agency of the New Zealand Churches. We work to end poverty and injustice throughout the world by supporting communities working for better lives and livelihoods, humanitarian relief in times of disaster and campaigning against the causes of global poverty. We respond to people’s needs regardless of race or religion. CWS is registered with the New Zealand Charities Commission (#CC22288). We are a member of ACT Alliance, a global coalition of 100 churches and church-related organisations working together in humanitarian assistance and development.
The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is a broad ecumenical network for international cooperation in advocacy on Global Trade and HIV/AIDS.
We are a member of the World Council of Churches, which is the largest fellowship of churches in the world.
We have made an investment in Okiocredit, a WCC programme which funds micro-enterprise initiatives around the globe.
EAPPI is a mission initiative of the World Council of Churches that seeks to accompany churches in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Ecumenical Accompaniers (EA's) work as peacemakers to achieve a just peace in the Middle East.
The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) brings together 80 million Reformed Christians worldwide - united in a commitment to making a difference on the big issues of our day - climate change, human rights, economic justice and helping our neighbours of all faiths.
Its 230 member churches in 108 countries are Congregational, Presbyterian, Reformed and United churches with roots in the 16th-century Reformation led by John Calvin, John Knox and others. WCRC has its secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.
Believing that the purpose of God for the church in Asia is life together in a common obedience of witness to the mission of God in the world, CCA exists as an organ and a forum of continuing cooperation among the churches and national Christian bodies in Asia within the framework of the wider ecumenical movement.
CCA is committed to the equal participation of women, men, youth, clergy and laity in church and society.
PMF provides prayer and pastoral support for New Zealand Presbyterians serving with mission and aid agencies throughout the world.
Servants is an international network of Christian communities living and working in the slums of Asia and the West, participating with the poor to bring hope and justice through Jesus Christ.
Servants was founded in NZ in the early 1980s, and now has established or exploratory teams in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Canada, and the UK, as well as sending offices in Australia, New Zealand, North America, the Philippines, Switzerland, and the UK.
Over the years, many Presbyterians from around NZ have been involved with Servants, whether as members of Servants teams in Asia, as interns or support workers, as workers in the NZ 'sending office', or as active supporters in NZ.
For further information or contact details, please visit: www.servantsasia.org