About Aglow

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"

Aglow People

Jeanette Ward

Jeanette Ward

National President
In the office: Monday to Thursday 9:00am – 4:30pm

Glenda Farr

Glenda Farr

Aglow Mobile Advocate

Yvonne Bartlett

Yvonne Bartlett

National Prayer Co-Ordinator
Based in Auckland

Jewel Crabtree

Jewel Crabtree

National Treasurer
Based in Napier

Barbara Woodcock

Barbara Woodcock

Affiliation and Membership
Based in Wellington

National Board

National Board

From the left: Yvonne Bartlett, Jewel Crabtree, Jeanette Ward, Glenda Farr and Barbara Woodcock.

National Field Reps

National Field Representatives

Top Row: Lyn Dodds and
Marianne O'Connell
Bottom Row: Liz Matthews, Laraine Bennett, Kay Payne and Annie Cox.

Vision and Mission

Our vision statement is both bold and broad. It is a statement that encompasses everything we do and leaves expansion for our future. Vision is not about direction. It is about the height we wish to achieve.

Vision Statement

To carry the truth of the Kingdom that:

  • Restores people to a radiant place of relationship with God and one another
  • Breaks the tyranny of oppression
  • Brings freedom and empowerment

Our mission statement is descriptive of what we do and addresses the question of why we exist. These are the things God has called us to do as an organization.

Mission Statement

Aglow International is a Kingdom Movement committed to seeing God’s will done on earth as it is in Heaven. We do this through:

  • Mobilizing millions into a company of warriors, champions, and global leaders of significance
  • Establishing powerful Kingdom Communities founded on the fullness of Christ in every nation of the world
  • Empowering people to develop resources that enable them to take advantage of all that God is releasing from Heaven
  • Forming apostolic teams that demonstrate the power of Heaven in the darkest places of earth
  • Cultivating a worldwide presence that creates an atmosphere of celebration, impartation, and restoration

What We Believe

  • We believe in the one and only triune God. We acknowledge there is one true God consisting of three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, crucified, died, was buried, and resurrected. He ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father, and is true God and true man
  • We believe the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and is our rule of faith and practice
  • We believe that all are born sinners, the Holy Spirit convicts of sin; the Lord Jesus Christ paid the price for sin by shedding His precious blood on the cross as the atonement for sin; those who refuse to accept His sacrifice for their sin are eternally lost; and those who repent of their sin and personally accept the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior receive the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting and are indwelt by the Holy Spirit
  • We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance, that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are valid and operative today, and that the fruit of the Holy Spirit should be increasingly evident in a Christian’s life
  • We believe that the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ provides healing for our spirit, soul, and body
  • We believe that we should obey Jesus’ command to preach the gospel to all the world
  • We believe that the members of the Body of Christ are the Church, and that they should regularly fellowship with one another in a local church setting
  • We believe in and look for the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ