Story: Pacific churches in New Zealand

Church offering

Church offering

An offering is collected at the Pacific Islanders' Church in Māngere, Auckland, in 1981. Offerings provided funds for new buildings and a minister's salary or stipend. Whereas in New Zealand-based churches ministers' salaries were determined by the parent church, salaries in Pacific-based churches were decided by the size of the congregation. The larger the congregation the higher the salary, so some ministers became relatively wealthy.

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How to cite this page:

Cluny Macpherson, 'Pacific churches in New Zealand - Challenges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/26732/church-offering (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Cluny Macpherson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 10 Apr 2018