The Arise Board want to take this opportunity to apologise to you.
Firstly, we thank you sincerely for your willingness and courage in sharing your stories with us, as documented in the Pathfinding report.
Secondly, we acknowledge that this process has felt long and drawn out. We apologise that for many of you, there is a sense that you have been waiting for further response.
We want to apologise to each of you and your whānau for the hurt our church has caused you. Specifically:
Continuing the journey
We have begun the journey of re-building and creating a healthy culture, based on our love for Jesus our Messiah.
We will take actions to address the wrongs, support healing processes, restore relationships and as far as possible, bring closure to this painful season. We know that a “one size to fit all” approach will not work. We do not intend to prescribe what might work for you.
If there are any requests you have of us, we invite you to contact us at email@example.com.
We know that some people have been waiting to hear about follow up they requested when they made their submission into the Pathfinding review. With this in mind, please contact us if there is any action, we can take for you.
We commit to change – Tūturu whakamaua, kia tina, haumi e, hui e, tāike e!
Ngā manaakitanga, nā