Who is AFFIRM?

AFFIRM (Anglican For Faith Intercession Renewal and Mission) is a partnership of voluntary societies, groups, ministry units and individuals in the New Zealand Anglican Church that have signed the following covenant:

AFFIRM seeks to recall the church to biblical faith, the life of prayer, spiritual renewal and effective mission.

How to become an Associate Member of AFFIRM

Why become an Associate of AFFIRM?

Your Ministry Unit becomes part of a growing network of churches throughout the country that have joined together to support and encourage each other in their ministries. Membership leads to automatic access to all AFFIRM Conferences and day seminars aimed at strengthening the local church in its mission. The Voluntary Agencies that initiated AFFIRM offer their expertise and resources both written and staff in Evangelism, Mission Partnerships, Theological training and the best of New Zealand based world class Theological and Biblical studies. AFFIRM will assist parishes in finding staff members for parish and other ministries including assisting in the search for the Vicar of a parish. AFFIRM has within its reach people with considerable experience in leading growing healthy churches. In partnership with Presbyterian AFFIRM a steady flow of booklets are produced that will assist individuals and churches in developing their Faith and grappling with some of the issues that confront us as Christians in New Zealand.

Application Form for Ministry Unit Associate Membership.

An individual may also become an Associate of AFFIRM by completing the following form:

Application Form for Individual Membership.

"Credible Faith For A Secular Age" by Ron Hay

AFFIRM NZ was thrilled to have offered 3 opportunities to hear the Rev Ron Hay, Author of the book "Finding the Forgotten God - Credible Faith for a Secular Age".

These sessions were well received, initiating lively and creative conversation! Those who attended said how encouraging and helpful they had found this time, and large numbers of the book were sold - there are still some copies available...

Wouldn't You Love To Know? Towards a Christian View of Reality


Wouldn't You Love to Know? Towards a Christian View of Reality 

Grasping the Nettle: Glasgow, September 1 2016

Rt Revd Prof N T Wright, St Andrews

An excerpt from this very worth while blog reads:

"I have been asked to talk this evening about how we know things - more specifically, about our present confusions on what we know and how we know it, and particularly about 

Five Ways Christianity Is Increasingly Viewed as Extremist

Barna Group - Research Releases in Faith & Christianity • February 23, 2016

Society is undergoing a change of mind about the way religion and people of faith intersect with public life. That is, there are intensifying perceptions that faith is at the root of a vast number of societal ills.

Though it remains the nation’s most dominant religion, Christianity faces significant headwind in the court of public opinion. The decades-old trend that Christianity is irrelevant is increasingly giving way to the notion that Christianity is bad for society.

Position Vacant - Church of the Saviour, Blockhouse Bay

Music Director (Part-Time) wanted for Church of the Saviour Anglican Church in Blockhouse Bay.

The role is to develop Sunday Worship, help to train and support musicians and also to mentor and develop our youth band. We are open to job sharing.

For church details see www.cots.org.nz and for a job description and application details please contact sarah@cots.org.nz or Sarah on 021859475