In May 2017 in preparation for a meeting of Church Leaders with the Prime Minister, key advisors put together a statement on housing to present at that meeting. The statement identified the key issues of this crisis and called on the Government to urgently take action. It has since been made public.
The following notes utilize excerpts from the Statement on Housing (in future identified as the SoH) and give background to some related biblical texts, as well as providing questions for discussion and reflection. Our hope is that they might be useful for preaching, small group, and individual reflection.
For ease of use, the material is grouped under three key questions:
- What is the housing crisis and why does God care?
- What is God’s vision for housing in NZ?
- What is God asking of us?