"...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 340 Welcome Bay Road, Tauranga

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

Godfrey and Glen Sim in Papua New GuineaGodfrey and Glen Sim

Godfrey is Mission Aviation Fellowship'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 September 2017 Newsletter.

Glen Sim is Chair of the Board of the Highlands Christian Grammar School. Their urgent need is for for teachers and a Principal starting late January 2018. These are paid positions with accommodation included.
If you know someone who could fit the call, please pass it on. If you want more information please email Glen (glensim@mafint.org), or check out the school website at highlandsgrammar.com


Tuck Primary School

Max and Heather Tuck, members of our Carmel congregation, were pioneer misionaries and church planters at Sibilanga, Papua New Guinea. The local school has been named "Tuck Primary School" in recognition of their contribition to the people of Sibilanga.
Read this illustrated story about some of the events during their time in PNG, and the key part that MAF played.

MAF Papua New Guinea website.


Valerie Archer

Based at Kapuna, Valerie and other family members run two hospitals, one at Kapuna and the other at Kikori, 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

Coming events

All regular meetings and other weekday events have closed for the summer vacation and will resume in February 2018.

Sunday 21st January 2018
9:30am – Family Service at 340 W.B.Road, with children's programme.

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


Welcome Bay Church
On The Move

After several years of meeting in and functioning from various venues, we have finally moved back into the centre of Welcome Bay. Looking for a suitable site has been a long faith journey, and now it has come to fruition.

A three acre property at 340 Welcome Bay Road has been purchased. It's on the sweeping bend in the road almost opposite Welcome Bay Primary School.

Our church office and our Welcome Bay Sunday services are at the same address again.

TECT logo We acknowledge the provision of funding from the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust to assist with building renovations. Click here to visit their website.