I was visiting Akaroa recently and saw this notice of their Covenant outside the Presbyterian Church:
Banks Peninsula Presbyterian Parish
We covenant to respect the diversity of belief among ourselves as together we grow in understanding of God and of our own lives.
Respect means that we will surround the other person with appreciation, seek to understand their point of view, and allow them to disagree.
This is the sort of Church we hope to be.
Feel welcome to join us!