About WEC NZ Aotearoa New Zealand
WEC is a multi-ethnic, multi-national and inter-denominational movement. We are bound together by shared convictions, a desire to live a godly lifestyle and an unwavering commitment to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. Our oneness in Him makes it possible for us to work together. It compels us to accept each other irrespective of gender, ethnicity, nationality or church affiliation. It constrains us to care for the wellness of our entire missionary family, and calls for international co-operation with local and national churches, and with other Christian agencies.
We exist in order to:
- share the gospel with the remaining unevangelised peoples with utmost urgency
- demonstrate the compassion of Christ to a needy world
- plant churches and lead them to spiritual maturity
- inspire, mobilise and train for cross-cultural mission
WEC International certainly lives up to its name! Workers from over 50 nationalities are currently working in around 80 countries around the world, and involved in many different tasks. There are now about 2,000 people actively serving long-term with WEC around the world, and almost a third of them are from non-Western countries.
We have around 20 centres scattered throughout the world which screen, send, and help support workers. Naturally, we also need workers in these centres, as well as in ministries such as media which are located in these centres.
In the last 100 years WEC has planted hundreds of churches in Africa and South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For example, the number of churches begun by WEC workers in the Congo alone number more than 1,400, whilst in Colombia, South America, over 60,000 people attend more than 250 churches started by WEC. In keeping with our philosophy of planting indigenous churches all the fellowships that develop out of WEC ministries are locally led as soon as possible. There is no such thing as a WEC denomination.