"...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

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
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 January 2016 Newsletter.


Disastrous Drought Still Affects PNG Highlands

The long drought is now over and gardens are beginning to grow again. But it will be some months before the kaukau (kumara) are ready for harvest. Meantime it is essential to continue distributing emergency food supplies. ► Read more.

Godfrey Sim discusses Food Aid flight schedules with Commander Matlock.

Truckloads of rice arrive at an MAF cargo shed.

MAF Papua New Guinea website.


Coming events

Monday 2 May
7:00pm – Ladies' Study Group at 35 Waipuna Grove.

Tuesday 3 May
9:30am – Shalom Ladies' Group at 12 Sycamore Court.

Wednesday 4 May
7:30pm – Men's "Wild at Heart" Group at 340 Welcome Bay Road

Friday 6 May
11:00am – Morning Payer at 340 Welcome Bay Road.

Friday 6 May and Saturday 7 May
"One Heart" women's conference. Click here for details.

Sunday 8 May
10:00am – Family Service at Faith Bible College with children's programme.

11:00am – Morning Worship at Carmel Country Estate.– traditional service, followed by a light lunch


Welcome Bay Church
On The Move

After six years of meeting in and functioning from various venues, such as Selwyn Ridge Primary School, Faith Bible College and ‘Base 130’ in Ohauiti Road, Welcome Bay Community Church are finally 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 recently been purchased.

We have already moved our Office there, and once Resource Consent requirements are completed, worship services and community ministries will commence.
November 2015 marked the 30th anniversary of Welcome Bay Community Church.
We look forward to serving God and celebrating our community from our new location soon.