Although much like the United States, the culture of everyday living in New Zealand has challenges not found in the United States. Before launching out with our own church plant, we need to learn the culture and the people.
We have the unusual opportunity of working with a pastor who was born and raised in New Zealand, and reached by an American missionary. Learning ministry in New Zealand from a veteran pastor will bring an invaluable perspective in our mission work.
Our goal is to plant a church in a neighboring town, and eventually, see churches planted in larger cities lacking gospel-preaching churches. Our long-term focus would be the regions of Hawke's Bay and Gisborne.