"...contend for the faith that was once for all
delivered to the saints."
(Jude 1:3b)

Our Purpose


To know Jesus

To share His love

To lead others to Him

Where are we?

Sunday Services

We have two venues.

9:30am at Faith Bible College

These services are held in the auditorium of Faith Bible College which is situated at 749 Welcome Bay Road, about 5km from the Welcome Bay shopping centre in the Papamoa direction.

The service has a full Children's Programme taking place at the same time. This is followed by morning tea or coffee at about 10:45am.

11:00am - 12 noon
at Carmel
Country Estate

Services are held in the main meeting room of Carmel Country Estate, on the corner of Poike Road and Hollister Lane in the suburb of Ohauiti, Tauranga.

It is a more traditional worship service.

This service does not cater for Children's Ministry.

Church Office

340 Welcome Bay Road
9:30am - 12:30pm, Wednesday & Friday
Phone: 07 544 0682
email: office@wbcc.org.nz

Prayer Request from Jodi Norrish

The daughter of Heather Norrish who videos our sermons, Jodi has asked us to pray for her each day while she is in Otago receiving specialist medical treatment.

Below is an excerpt from her request, plus a link to the complete letter.

I have been battling alcohol addiction for the past 18 years and despite trying every treatment available to “beat” it, I have continued to struggle. Over the last 18 years, however dark the days have been, I have never lost faith in Jesus to free me from the grip of this cruel disease.

A couple of months ago, my Mum, while crying out to God on my behalf, was assured by the Lord that He had not forgotten me and that He was going to bring my struggle to a conclusion.

Only a week or so later, a friend saw a TV3 programme on “Story” about a neurosurgeon at Otago University who is carrying out a trial study with chronic alcoholics where he implants a device in the brain, in the area which is responsible for cravings.
Read more...

Jodi is a talented musician and song writer.
Check out her music on YouTube.


Valerie Archer

At Kapuna, Valerie and other family members run a hospital, an elementary school, a Nurse training school, a Discipleship training school and a trading post. They also supervise village health centres in the region.

Kapuna website
Kapuna and Kikori Photo Album
Kapuna Hospital Facebook page
Godfrey and Glen Sim in Papua New GuineaGodfrey and Glen Sim

Godfrey is MAF's liaison officer and counsellor to the rural churches.
Glen is an administrator with special responsibility for Mt Hagen Hospitality and for International Communications.

Read their December 2016 Newsletter.

Lapalama Youth Conference

MAF Distributes Bibles in PNG

MAF pilots are transporting large numbers of the Bible throughout Papua New Guinea. Currently there is a great demand for Bibles in PNG Pidgin (Tok Pisin) which is the most widely used language in the country.
► Read "Bible Carriers - Part One"
► Read "Bible Carriers - Part Two"

MAF Papua New Guinea website.


Coming events

Wednesday 8 Feb
10:00am – Study Group at 13a Washer Place, Te Puke.

Friday 10 Feb
9:00am – Prayer Group at 340 Welcome Bay Road. All are invited to share this time of prayer for the church and the community.

Saturday 11 Feb
Men's Breakfast at 340 Welcome Bay Road ($5)

Sunday 12 Feb
9:30am – Family Service at Faith Bible College with children's programme commencing for the year.


Welcome Bay Church
On The Move

After several years of meeting in and functioning from various venues, we are finally in the proces of moving back into the centre of Welcome Bay. Looking for a suitable site has been a long faith journey, but all the work and fund raising has come to fruition.

A three acre property at 340 Welcome Bay Road (on the sweeping corner opposite Welcome Bay Primary School) has been purchased.

We have moved our Office there, and once Resource Consent requirements are completed, worship services and community ministries will commence there.
We look forward to serving God and celebrating our community from our new location soon.