In 1967, four women, in Seattle Washington, sat praying around their kitchen table. They wanted to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and be empowered to influence more women for God's Kingdom. It didn’t take long! Their first public meeting attracted more than 100 women and very quickly the word spread to other States. By 1974 momentum had grown and Aglow went to Canada and then into New Zealand, beginning in Blenheim. Aglow quickly became an International Ministry known as a "network of caring women". Today, Aglow is in 172 Nations, gathering in more than 17 million people annually. Aglow truly is a multi denominational, global group of people, women and men, working together with local church and networking with other ministries to see God's Kingdom advance on the earth. We pray "Every Nation Touched, Every Heart Changed" by the transforming love and power of Jesus Christ.
In New Zealand our core strength is found in our monthly meetings and prayer groups, where local leadership teams work alongside invited speakers to share the Gospel, bringing sound teaching and practical application from the Word of God. We have 39 groups meeting around the Nation, from the top of the North to the bottom of the South. Our groups include women (and sometimes men) from every age group; we have teen groups, young mums groups, groups who minister to prisoners and other golden saints who are enjoying the journey of faith together. We are not a Church, but remain a Ministry bringing in people from all walks of life".
Why Aglow? to grow in our faith in Jesus Christ and through Him to make a difference! We value people, we encourage one another, and delight to see the women and men who come into our meetings discovering their true identity in Christ. Aglow is “a safe place” where members are equipped and strengthened in their faith journey, to then assist in bringing restoration to others. As we have been blessed, so we bless.
Isn’t it great to feel connected and a sense of belonging to an organisation that is making a difference? That is Aglow! It is a dynamic, Holy Spirit led group of people, from all walks of life and denominational backgrounds, and yet with one real desire.
It has often been said, “stretch and grow in Aglow”. By becoming members, we automatically become connected to a worldwide network, where up to date teaching, news, personal prayer ministry and various ministry opportunities are readily available.Aglow holds bi-annual National conferences, annual Leadership Summits, plus regular training days and retreats. As well as the monthly meetings and prayer groups that are so vital. Meetings are filled with praise, worship, teaching and encouragement.
There is the added opportunity to attend International Conferences where thousands of Aglow members from the 172 Nations represented in the Ministry come together in worship and to hear from world renowned speakers, prophets and apostles. One person has said “attending an International Conference is the closest thing to Heaven on earth. Seeing the thousands of people gathered, from so many different tribes and tongues. It is a foretaste of that great day when we will all gather before His Throne in worship”.
"We are not beggars.
It's important for us to stop praying like a widow, and start praying like a bride"
In the office: Monday to Thursday
9:00am – 4:30pm
National Prayer Co-Ordinator
Based in Auckland
Based in Napier
Affiliation and Membership
Based in Wellington
From the left: Yvonne Bartlett, Jewel Crabtree, Jeanette Ward, Glenda Farr and Barbara Woodcock.
Top Row: Lyn Dodds , Marianne O'Connell
Bottom Row: Liz Matthews, Laraine Bennett, Kay Payne, Annie Cox.