"...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 asked us to pray for her each day while she is in Otago receiving specialist medical treatment.

Here's an update with good news about the outcome.

Jodi wishes to thank everyone who has been praying for her during her stay in Dunedin. She has now had her staples removed and was told that she is recovering faster and with less complications than any of the other participants, and with absolutely no craving for alcohol. That, she knows, has been because of the prayers of Godís people.
Jodi and her Dad will be returning home from Dunedin during the week prior to Easter and would appreciate prayers for safe travel. She is unable to drive for the first 3 months and so her Dad will need to drive the whole way home. Jodi says, thank you all so much. It has been such a comfort knowing she has been upheld in prayer throughout this whole procedure.

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

Below is a post-op photo of Jodi and her medical team – Professor de Ridder and doctors Sookling and Joyce.

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

Tuesday 21 Mar
9:45am – Shalom Ladies' Group at 12 Sycamore Court.

Wednesday 22 Mar
9:30am – Study Group at 13a Washer Place, Te Puke.

7:30pm – Men's Wild at Heart group at 340 Welcome Bay Road

Thursday 23 March
7:15pm – Women's Captivating Course at 340 Welcome Bay Road.

Friday 24 March
9:00am – Prayer Group at 340 Welcome Bay Road. All are invited to share this time of prayer for the church and the community.

Sunday 26 March
9:30am – Family Service at Faith Bible College, with children's programme.

11:00am – Service at Carmel Country Estate.
No children's programme.

Saturday 1 April
6:30pm – Fundraising Roast Dinner at Welcome Bay Community Centre. Tickets ($20) from church office.

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.