One of the ways Jesus described His mission was ‘bringing life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10).
In summarising the life of Jesus, John the Apostle writes that ‘Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name’ (John 20:30-31).
This is our ‘why’. We want people to have the full and forever life that comes through a relationship with Jesus.
The Māori translation of our name, ‘Te Ope Whakaora’, captures that purpose, being translated as ‘the Army that brings life’. Bringing Life is the overall purpose of our new Mission Plan.