GPH Society Limited (“GPH”) is a registered society incorporated under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1908. It is also a registered charitable entity in terms of the New Zealand Charities Commission.
The history of GPH began in May 1900 (see GPH History), and today it continues this long heritage of Christian service in its role as a Service Provider to the Christian Brethren Church of New Zealand, and to the wider Christian communities in Australia and New Zealand.
What are the objectives of GPH?
The objects for which GPH is established are:
- To disseminate evangelical Christian literature; and
- To support the proclamation of the Christian gospel and to foster and support instruction in the Christian faith.
How are the objectives carried out?
To carry out these objectives, GPH has undertaken a variety of roles, including the following activities:
Throughout its over 100-year history, GPH has operated several businesses, including printing, retailing, importing and wholesaling evangelical Christian literature, Bibles, gifts and Scripture-based products.
GPH currently operates two dedicated importing and wholesaling divisions, GPH Wholesale in New Zealand and Harvest Christian Products in Australia, offering nationwide distribution in both countries.
GPH supports many ministry activities in New Zealand, including publication and distribution of The Treasury magazine, Friendship calendars, Prison calendars, and Christian Education Publications (CEP) resources for Bible in Schools, Sunday schools and Children’s Church programmes.
GPH also provides support for the Strength and Unity Conferences held two yearly in New Zealand for leaders in the Christian Brethren Church.
“God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.” 1 Corinthians 1:9.
God is faithful and that has been the experience and testimony of GPH through the years.