Aims and Objectives

ACCoNZ - Advent Christian Conference of New Zealand IncACCoNZ Mission Statement:

Convinced of the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Advent Christian Conference of New Zealand exists to Encourage, Equip and Empower Advent Christian churches in New Zealand and worldwide to be obedient to His Great Commandment and Great Commission

ACCoNZ Aims & Objectives as listed in our Constitution are:

(a) The proclamation, presentation and dissemination of the Christian faith as contained in the Bible, the Word of God, with due emphasis and importance being attached to the doctrines and teachings set forth in the Declaration of Principles appearing in the Schedule hereto.

(b) To assist financially or otherwise any Church or Congregation where, in the opinion of the Executive, due emphasis and importance to the doctrines and teachings set forth in the said Declaration of Principles is given.

(c) The planting or otherwise establishing of new Churches in any place decided upon by the annual meeting or the Executive where any such new Churches give due emphasis and importance to the doctrines and teachings set forth in the said Declaration of Principles.

(d) The promotion of all kinds of Christian Mission which are not inconsistent with (a) above, including but not limited to, the provision, management and control of Christian camps established for charitable religious purposes for the nurture and instruction of the young and others in the Christian faith and the provision, management and control of charitable facilities for the care of the aged or infirm in rest homes, hospitals and retirement villages.

(e) The production, publishing and distribution of written, taped, audio and visual means of communication and the holding of lectures, seminars, meetings and retreats to promote the objects of the Conference as authorised by the annual meeting or the Executive.

(f) The engagement or employment of Church planters, evangelists, preachers, lecturers, pastors, editors, publishers and other persons to promote the objects of the Conference authorized by the annual meeting or the Executive.

(g) The purchase, sale, exchange, leasing and mortgaging or otherwise acquiring or utilizing of any real and personal property as the annual meeting or the Executive shall decide.

(h) The administration and implementation of any trust in respect of property or moneys of any and every kind settled upon the Conference in pursuance of all or any of its objects and to accept transfers from any existing trustees or body subject to the trusts under which the same may now be held provided that such trusts shall be charitable in terms of the law of New Zealand, as the annual meeting or the Executive shall decide.

(i) To provide leadership, direction and resources which will enable the Conference or its member churches to minister to their local communities, cities and nation by seeking to meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of the people of their local communities; to establish such service centres, programmes and facilities as will enable the Conference or church to provide appropriate community social services; to alleviate the difficulties of those experiencing hardships of whatever kind including financial hardship and to bring relief through whatever means available; to initiate, establish and administer community and social services for people of all ages who for any reason are in need of care, counselling or assistance.