Our morning service starts at 10am and is usually finished by 11.30am.

 

We encourage any visitors to come join us in our relaxed and friendly service. Our style is contemporary and includes a spoken message (sermon) from scripture. Our Sunday teaching usually is a series of sermons on a topic or following a biblical book that is spread over 4-8 Sundays. This teaching  is relevant to our everyday lives. See too the separate link on the home page to download or listen to our sermons on line or click the link here. You can also view videos of our sermons via our YouTube channel by clicking here.  We celebrate Communion on the 1st Sunday of each month.

 

Sanctuary Grace Church (Baptist Filipino Fellowship) We have a close relationship with this church and they hold their weekly services in a space in our back block of rooms at 10am each Sunday. Their Pastor Roger Alcantara can be contacted on (07) 3463865 or germariechel@yahoo.com

Spring Of Life (Chinese Mandarin Speaking Church) also use our premises for their services. These services are held each Sunday starting at 2.30pm. Their contact is Shan Jiang (07) 345 6086 or Edison Zhou 021 0706 660. Again we value our connection with the leadership and people of this church.

Where to find us

100 Malfroy Rd,
Victoria,
Rotorua
ph. (07) 348 5263


Upcoming Services


Sunday 3rd September 2017

Please come and join us at 10am this Sunday as celebrate “Dads”. New Zealand has a record of ‘father-hunger’ and many children are growing up fatherless. At age 15, only about 1 in 4 teenagers live with both their biological parents. Most teenagers in New Zealand have experienced multiple changes in household composition. About 1 in 4 children in New Zealand are growing up in single parent families and the majority of those single parents are female. Males are the parent in only about 12% of single parent families. I myself was raised by my widowed mother in a one parent family. Scripture has much to teach us about fathers: there we find men who lived with the pain of childlessness, fathers who were blending multiple parent families, and adoptive fathers. We see warrior fathers who sacrificed their children for their mission, and Dad’s who sacrificed everything for their daughters. There are rule-book Dads like Manoah, delinquent Dads like Eli, wounded fathers like David, and waiting Fathers like the prodigal’s Dad. There are fathers in the faith as spiritual Dads. Above all, we see God, the perfect father, who defines his identity toward us as our Abba Father who is in heaven. Jesus himself was co-parented by a man who was not his biological father. Just as Mary was specially chosen, so was Joseph chosen. He was probably much older than his young wife, and it seems likely that Joseph died before Jesus began his ministry. Certainly Joseph was around when Jesus was missing aged 12 but he doesn’t appear later in the Gospel record. Joseph was a man who heard from God, he was courageous and protective, he obeyed […]

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Sunday 20th August 2017

This Sunday we look at forgiveness, 10am kick-off. The Bible says, “Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” (Heb 9:22b) which alerts us to its cost in terms of sacrifice – but also its importance. In Matthew 18, Peter was prepared to go to 7 times (cf. Luke 17:4). But in response Jesus said not 49 times which would be seven times seven, which is what I used to think he said. If you read this again you will see Jesus said 77 times – which is even more. What did the Lord mean and what was he emphasizing? And why 77 times? How many times have we been forgiven by the Lord? Are we already forgiven everything we will ever do? Where is the place then for confession of sin? I think you will see that the whole area of forgiveness is worth thinking into quite a lot. There is a saying, “To err is human, but to forgive is divine’. That’s not a Biblical reference. It comes from an essay on criticism by Alexander Pope. But Jesus did forgive sins and demonstrated that He had the authority to do so. He forgave a sinful woman and forgave the sins of a paralysed man who was lowered through the roof. But ultimately Jesus went to the Cross as a sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins, grief and shame. Also, he forgave those who crucified him. We too are to forgive. “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ forgave you.” (Eph 4:32)

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