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

Our Five Passions

Passion for JESUS

Passion for OUTREACH


Passion for EACH OTHER

Passion for JUSTICE

Where are we?

We have two venues.

Sunday Services

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
9:00am - 12:30pm, Wednesday & Friday
Phone: 07 544 0682
email: office@wbcc.org.nz

Godfrey and Glen Sim in Papua New GuineaGodfrey and Glen Sim

Godfrey is General Manager of Mission Aviation Fellowship, Papua New Guinea.
Glen is an administrator with special responsibility for International Communications.

Read their July 2015 Newsletter.

MAF Mission Trip to Megau

Children's church under a large tree at Megau in Papua New Guinea. Read about this and other events of the mission trip and see more photos in the illustrated newsletter.
  ► Read and see it here.

Three Lives in the Balance

It was a quiet beginning to the Easter weekend, and the Bischoff family in Papua New Guinea would soon be heading off to a Good Friday service. Markus was just finishing installing a replacement for his broken fridge, when the radio suddenly shattered the peace. An urgent call had come from Balimo Hospital asking for an immediate medevac!
Read all about it

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 have another hospital at Kikori and supervise village medical aid posts in the region.

Kapuna website
Kapuna and Kikori Photo Album
Kapuna Hospital Facebook page

Coming events

Tuesday 25th August
9:30pm – Shalom Ladies Group at Mavis's.
7:15pm – Soul Caring (2) at 430 Kaitemako Road.

Wednesday 26th August
10:00am – Bible Study at Kathleen Howan's.

7:30pm – Management Team Meeting at 340 Welcome Bay Road

Friday 28th August
9:00am – Prayer for the church and community, at 68 Aster Lane.

Sunday 30th August
9:30am – Church Service at Faith Bible College, with children's programme.

11:00am – Church Service at Carmel Country Estate – traditional service, followed by a light lunch. There's no provision for children's ministry.

The A.G.M. for the Welcome Bay congregation will be held after the service. The A.G.M. for the Carmel congregation will be held at 10:45am, with the service following at 11:00am.

Rev Up

by Pastor Paul Grant

Moving Forward

It is five years since WBCC has functioned without a church home. Through God's faithfulness we have not only survived but we continue to reach out and disciple new people for Jesus. In January 2014, in conjunction with Carmel Country Estate we took oversight of a church service there and renamed it Carmel Community Church.

This move has been blessed by God and it's exciting to conduct worship, visit and meet lots of new people. My thanks to those from WBCC who have partnered in this endeavour and now call Carmel Community Church their place of worship, witness and service. This new endeavour has been a step forward for us.

Another way we are moving forward is embracing the "resource challenge" of funding a new place for ministry in Welcome Bay. Towards the end of 2013 we identified what seems a suitable site and after extensive discussions with SBS Bank, came to understand we needed to raise $300,000 as our equity to purchase this Welcome Bay Road property. SBS Bank has contributed a mortgage of $350,000, knowing this property provides a significant rental stream to substantially fund the mortgage.

It has been very gratifying to see WBCC collectively, courageously and sacrificially step up to meet this challenge. And now (July 2015) we have the equity the SBS Bank requires. Resource Consent is required on any property intended for church use and this has now been received. So there is a lot of work before us. However we have momentum and together we are trusting God for this place new where Welcome Bay Community Church can minister.

These are exciting times and we are moving forward. New people are coming to Christ in both our congregations. Let us therefore rejoice in the Lord, continue to pray fervently and work hard together.

This year is WBCC's 30th Anniversary. This is the year for us to move back into Welcome Bay itself.

"Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:21-23

Paul and Heather