APA leaders meet regularly as servant-leaders; our concerns are to:
- Pray for greater Auckland Christian Brethren and Associated Churches.
- Initiate discussion and, either in partnership or independently, to arrange, encourage and implement training events, such as breakfast seminars, local full-time workers’ forums, leadership initiatives, etc.
- Communicate to all member churches through the Greater Auckland region regarding events involving or of potential interest to our churches.
- Offer pastoral consultation and assistance to churches that are facing challenges. This is offered sensitively, recognising the diversity of culture, race, church size, geographical location and ‘church styles’ across our family of churches.
- Offer consultation, ideas, and networking opportunities to churches which would welcome this. Included are such areas as starting a new building or renovation project, establishing a community trust, dealing with a doctrinal issue in the church, handling conflicts, resources for children’s, youth, family, and community ministries, etc.
- Provide a contact and reference point for denominational and interdenominational agencies and so facilitate information and relational opportunities among our wider church family.
- Undertake appropriate partnerships with other organisations. Examples include, in 2009, APA’s assistance with arranging support following the Australian Bush Fires and the Samoa/Tonga Tsunami - by working alongside GCIM, Treasury, and other partners.
- Support and encourage existing networks, organisations and events, eg - Pastor Link, H.M RAGE, Pathways College, Christian Camping, etc.