Fred and Ivy Needham – a members perspective


As members of the metamorphic church planting movement we have also been supporting Metamorphic for about 15 years by way of financial investment. During that time, we have been invited to help teach pastors of existing churches planted by Metamorphic which has been a valuable experience and opportunity. It is not easy for such pastors to get sound teaching or advice when they are located in a small town in a non-Christian nation.

In that role we have visited many countries in SE Asia and Africa and seen the work these churches, planted by Metamorphic, are doing. We have the highest admiration for this remarkable and unique church planting ministry. The churches are from many different denominations and a feature of Metamorphic is that they work with any church or denomination that has a passion for evangelism and planting churches in unreached areas. This is something that attracted us to Metamorphic right from the beginning.

Metamorphic are meticulous in their record keeping and governance and that is why we continue to partner with them now and well into the future. It continues to be our privilege to be a part of this vital community and not only sow resources but get involved on a practical level also.

As a pastor of a local church it is refreshing to be a part of something bigger than ourselves and to receive the reciprocal benefit of having Lindsay and the team regularly visit us here in Auckland and minister in power to our people here.

I would highly recommend to anyone reading this to get engaged and become a apart of the church planting movement – metamorphic. It really is transformation in action


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“Ask of me, and I will give you the nations for your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession”

Psalms 2:8

“He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor”

Proverbs 22:9

“But a generous man devises generous things, and by generosity he shall stand”

Isaiah 32:8

“A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things”

Mathew 12:35

“Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand “

Leviticus 26:8

“I will build My church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it “

Mathew 16:18

Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”

Romans 12:2

“Life is like an echo, whatever a man sows that he will also reap”

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“Everything is created twice, first the ideation, then the reality”

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  1. Donations to approved Global Development Group Projects in partnership with Metamorphic over $2 are tax deductible.
  2. No non-development activities are undertaken using tax deductible funds.
  3. Our projects are typically designed in such a way that the activities can be implemented incrementally, regardless if a fundraising target is met or exceeded. However, if excess funds are still received, they may be applied to other approved project activities. [example: if the project was to raise funds for 3 wells, but only raises enough for 2 wells, then only 2 wells will be completed.]
  4. Reasonable effort will be taken to use the donated funds according to the donor’s preference. However, the project manager will make decisions in regard to implementation that are in the best interests of the project outcomes based on the stage of the project. (example: if a different water solution will help more people that option will be chosen at the time)
  5. Please Note: All of the reports that the donor/donors will receive will reflect the above and accurately account for the results.

Fred and Ivy Needham – a members perspective