Nau mai haere mai
Welcome to Rotorua Baptist Church
A place where hope is found and lives are transformed. A place to grow and thrive.
Church is not a building - it is the people. We are a group of people of all ages, life and faith stages, ethnicities and backgrounds. We are committed to our community and beyond. We desire to be a group of people who enjoy being together and are continually growing - learning from each other and growing closer to Jesus as we do life together. We are a mixed group of imperfect people loving a perfect God.
We hope that we have created a space that is safe, caring, welcoming and loving for all. A space to explore the big questions in life, to find hope and live transformed lives. A space to not only grow but to thrive.
We are glad you stopped by - this website is only a snapshot of who we are and what is important to us. If you have any questions or would like to chat, please contact us via phone, email or catch up with us after a Sunday service.
We would love to connect with you. There is space for YOU in our whare karakia (Church).
"Everyone will know you are my followers, by your love for one another". John 13:35
We are the big cream building located at 100 Malfroy Rd, Victoria, Rotorua. ( we are excited to have a building renovation in the near future).
You are most welcome to pop into the office Mon-Thurs 9 am -2:30 pm) during the week. It is located upstairs, through the side door.
Due to COVID-19 traffic light framework - RED our Sunday services both require a VACCINATION PASSPORT. The services are at 9 am (traditional service) and 10:45 am (family service, includes kids church and creche). This will be reviewed during the week as our desire is to care for ALL, and so will be looking at how we can best care for the unvaccinated faith community as well. Thank you for your grace and patience as we navigate these new waters.
We also have other gatherings during the week - the details are under the community tab. Please note: some of our usual events/gatherings are not meeting due to the current restrictions. Contact office or ministry leader if you have any queries.
VACCINATION PASSPORT ONLY.
Due to the COVID-19 traffic light framework we are holding two services that require VACCINATIOAN PASSPORTS: 9 am (traditional service) and 10:45 am (family service, includes kids church and creche).
Please check out our tab to catch up on any sermons or online services.
KIDS CHURCH: during 10:45 am Sunday morning family service.
IMPACT: intermediate youth programme during 10:45 am Sunday morning family service.
MEET N EAT: Usually Monday 11 am.
Due to TRAFFICE LIGHT FRAMEWORK the Community lunch is on hold .BUT we have take away meals for $7 available to purchase between 11am - 12 noon on Mondays .
Please phone Lyn, Diny or office to order. Or come to the Church on Monday between 11 am-12 noon to pick up. Delivery can be arranged if needed.
TE HAHI: Community ministry in partnership with NZ Police.
LEARN TE REO: Wednesday 12 pm. FREE course. Starting again in 2022. Contact office for details.
LIFE GROUPS: check out the tab on our "together" page.
PRAYER/SUPPORT: Do you need support or prayer? - please contact Pastors, office and/or check out the tab on our "together" page.
TIMATANGA HOU: Intermediate afterschool club. Wednesday 2:45-5pm during school term, in the Church hall. FREE. Contact Pastor Grace or contact office.
ALPHA: please register at office for the next course in 2022. FREE - friendship, meal, video and conversation.
RBC YOUTH - with Youth Pastor, Grace, on Friday night, 7-9pm at Church, sharing a fun meal and hanging out. If you would like to be part of the youth group please connect with her.