Our History

Word of Life has been established in New Zealand since 1984, starting with bible clubs and expanding to run a camp property & bible college in Nelson. Over time, Word of Life has streamlined to focus intentionally on supporting the local church in their work to evangelise and disciple youth. Over 30 years on, we are now a nationwide ministry based in Hamilton, with staff in Auckland and Christchurch. Every aspect of Word of Life's ministry, whether evangelism, discipleship or leadership training is firmly founded on Biblical Principles and teaching. This dedication and commitment to God's Word defines and determines the direction of Word of Life, past, present and future.

Word of Life International

Since 1940, God has used Word of Life to bring people from all over the world to Himself. When Jack Wyrtzen and Harry Bollback began the ministry of Word of Life in New York, they were committed to engaging their culture with the Gospel. Today, Word of Life remains committed to the purpose of reaching our generation with the Gospel, creating opportunities for youth to experience their faith, and share the message of salvation with those who have never heard. Word of Life is now in over 75 countries, each reaching their culture with the Gospel and encouraging others to do the same.