What is the Lamb of God Community?
We are multi-locational, multi-cultural and inter-generational disciples on a mission. We believe that Jesus came so that we may have life, and life in its fullness (John 10:10) and in order to experience that fullness of life, we commit ourselves to one another in daily life of prayer, service, fellowship and caring for one another.
We are neither a commune nor a church. We live like other people do, in our own homes or rental properties. We encourage our members to be active in their church and fully participate in our praise and worship gatherings, fellowships and other events.
to help people come to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and to receive the fullness of the power of the Holy Spirit.
to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a de-Christianised environment
to help people live the foundation teachings of the New Testament as normative for their lives.
to help foster renewal among the Christian churches through the re-establishment of properly ordered relationships and values.
We are a Community of Disciples on a Mission
We believe that God has called us for a common mission. God calls us to be one body, one people, who love and serve one another. To be His community is part of our mission. We believe in serving the church and assisting the church whenever we are called to serve. We believe in responding to God’s call to “make disciples of all nations” and so we reach out to other men and women in our work places, neighbourhood and schools. We also make ourselves available to where God will call us into mission now and in the future.
We are a Multi-Locational Community
The Lamb of God Community is established throughout Aoteroa and has grown to about 500 men, women and children. We have established branches in Auckland, Wellington, Hawke’s Bay, Christchurch, Ashburton, Nelson, Blenheim and the Southern branch covering Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Balclutha and Invercargill.
We are a Multi-Cultural Community
All are welcome to the Lamb of God meetings. Many people from different cultures from around the world have come to join us and experience the richness of our diversity even as we are one united Christian Community. Kiwis, Europeans, Indians, Filipinos, Samoans, Zimbabweans, Malaysians, Chinese and others comprise our rich cultural mix. We believe we are called to be one people, with one way of life and a common inheritance.
We are an Inter-Generational Community
We highly value family life, our children and our youth.
We believe that our children are our future and we desire to pass on to them an “inheritance that does not decay , spoil or fade away.” We desire to guide them and teach them to be disciples of Jesus even in their youth.
The Lamb of God Community has a National Youth Programme called Kairos New Zealand (KNZ). KNZ aims to support the youth from the age of 10 onwards to teen years and when they become adult single men and women. It is important for the youth to have friendships and mutual support so that their faith can grow and be nurtured. We want our young people to reach out to other youth here in New Zealand, where so many of them are searching for joy and fulfilment in their lives through drugs, sex and alcohol.
Kairos New Zealand is established in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.
A Way of Life
We believe that Jesus has established a way of life as a pattern for His disciples to follow. The way we talk, the way we work in our secular jobs, the way we relate to our families and neighbours can be a witness to other men and women who are seeking hope and answers in their lives. We are called to be the “Fifth Gospel,” the living Light of the world and Salt of the earth, so that others may also see Jesus living in us. In order for us to grow in that way of life, we have teachings and fellowships to support that way of life. Members of the community also have their house groups where they can care and support one another in very practical ways.
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. As I have loved you, you should also love one another. By this all shall know that you are My disciples, if you have love toward one another.”