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Who is Arotahi?

Arotahi carries the meaning of a focus in one direc­tion, looking towards one horizon simul­ta­ne­ously, con­cen­trat­ing on one thing together. Although there are many dif­fer­ent works and areas we are involved in, we have one common focus that unites us. 

Arotahi is the way we do things.

We believe that every person and every place has been uniquely carved out by the hands of God; crafted and moulded to be a part of God’s larger plan. Arotahi sees the details, focussing on the par­tic­u­lar­i­ties of people and places for a mis­sional journey that is wholis­tic and sustainable.

With a united focus on and in Christ, we will walk with you in your hand–carved mission.

Arotahi is the heart of what we do. Read more about the hands and feet of our mission, on Arotahi Mission.

The strapline recog­nises the dis­tinc­tive moment in which we find ourselves.

Fore­ground­ing the how of what we do, rather than the what; the char­ac­ter of our work, rather than its outcomes.

Hand-carved is patient and atten­tive; lov­ingly crafted and not slap­dash; in sync with and sym­pa­thetic to the mate­r­ial of its craft and to its intended form.

Hand-carved looks to cre­ation, every ridge and wrinkle, detail­ing the rich and spe­cific agency of the carver.

Paired with hand–carved, mission gains bound­less pos­si­bil­i­ties. Although the con­no­ta­tions of this word are cri­tiqued and con­tested, we stand by the orig­i­nal call of the Spirit into the trans­for­ma­tive, sus­tain­able mahi of global renewal.