The Scripture Union NZ ethos can be summarised in the following words and value statements:
Biblical: Our work is based on Biblical principles and prayer. We are committed to helping people open the Bible for themselves in life changing ways.
Relational: We follow God’s example in developing caring relationships between our staff, volunteers and the people we work with, as the starting place for sharing faith.
Collaborative: We work to build effective partnerships to equip and enable volunteers and people across the denominations to follow God’s calling.
Relevant: We aim to impact children and young people within New Zealand's diverse cultures with the gospel in ways that are transformative and respectful.
Quality: Reflecting Christ is always our goal. We strive for the highest standards and effectiveness in our evangelism, equipping, publicity, and administration. Our team is encouraged to continue their personal development and nurture a sense of adventure to enable all round growth.