The Local Shared Ministry Handbook has been developed by the Leadership Sub-committee of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand during 2019 and 2020 and was adopted by the 2022 Special Assembly. It is offered to the wider Church for implementation.
Local Shared Ministry is covered by Book of Order regulations 9.23 – 9.32. These are included at the end of this handbook as Appendix 1. However, although the Handbook was adopted in 2022, the relevant Book of Order regulations will not be fully amended to align with the Handbook until the 2023 General Assembly.