New Zealand

Te Kotahitanga Neehi Hapori Whakapono o Aotearoa

"Faith by itself, not accompanied by action is dead"  James 2:17

Spiritual first aid

Spiritual First Aid is the first disaster spiritual and emotional care intervention to have been built from the ground up using both biblical wisdom and evidence-informed psychological insights gained from years of scientific study. 

The manual from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute offers a step-by-step approach to learning and providing spiritual and emotional care for others.

The manual will equip you to use Spiritual First Aid’s easy-to-use BLESS Method, which takes the “guesswork” out of providing disaster, spiritual, and emotional care remotely and while staying at home.

Theology of care: connecting the past and the eternal.

‘Theology of care: connecting the past and the eternal,’  written by Revd Dr Graham O Brien of Bishopdale College and submitted for publication in the Churchman, was based upon a seminar he gave to NZFCNA at our conference in Nelson.  Many attendees found that teaching very helpful and the publishers have provided us with the link –

A copy of the article is available to MEMBERS only with the copyright permission of the publishers, The Church Society, that it is not copied or distributed further without their express permission.  The article is for personal use only.  We are really grateful for them for allowing us such access.