Nau mai haere mai
Welcome to Rotorua Baptist Church
Your place to connect, grow and thrive. A place where hope is found and lives are transformed.
One thing we know about Church, it is not a building - it is the people. And people are precious. 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 and reach out to others.
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 connect and 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. (don't judge us by our building - 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.
Our Summer services are at 9:30 am (family service, includes relaxed kids programme and creche) and our night service is usually at 7pm - but in recess over the Summer break. We offer awesome espresso coffee at both services. Come early if you want a coffee fix :)
Please see below or the other tabs for our mid week gatherings, homegroups and the likes. Do not hesitate to ring the office if you have any questions.
If you are intermediate or secondary school age - you are so welcome to join in on the fun with Pastor Grace during the School terms.
If you are a family with pre-schoolers, this is the place for you - we have a creche with a lovely team and awesome toys, activities and fun.
SUNDAY FAMILY SERVICE - 9:30 am (Summer hours). This include relzxed kids chruch programme and creche. Communion service is the first Sunday of the month.
NIGHT CHURCH - 7pm, (In recess in January) Prayer, worship, unpacking scripture together and topical discussion, Q and A.
Espresso coffee (really good too) and snacks at both services.
Please check out our tab to catch up on any sermons or online services.
KIDS CHURCH/creche: Holiday programme during 9:30 am Sunday morning family service.
IMPACT: intermediate youth programme - during morning service. On Summer break.
MEET N EAT: Community lunch. Monday 11 am. $8. All welcome, including children. ON SUMMER BREAK BUT Take away meals are available to purchase. Delivery can be arranged if needed. Please phone Lyn 022 140 4790 or office to order.
THE LIVING ROOM - Thursday morning 10 am. - a joyful interactive morning for parents/caregivers and pre-schoolers. The morning involves music and movement, sensory and free play, fun and friendship, lengthy morning tea with espresso coffee and home-baked treats, a time to enjoy your children and also the company of other adults. A relaxed, safe and enjoyable space where you and your children can grow, learn and connect. ALL WELCOME. $2koha. Please contact Wendy for details 021 263 6423 ON BREAK UNTIL 19 JANUARY.
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. ON BREAK UNTIL SCHOOL GOES BACK
TIMATANGA HOU: Intermediate afterschool club. Wednesday 2:45-5pm during school term, in the Church hall. FREE. Contact Pastor Grace or contact office. ON SUMMER BREAK
TE HAHI: Community ministry in partnership with NZ Police.
LEARN TE REO: Wednesday 1 pm. Gold coin koha. All welcome. Contact office for details.
ALPHA: If you would like to register for our next course (in 2023) please call the office or Murray 021 290 0376. FREE - friendship, meal, video and conversation about the big questions in life.
PRAYER/SUPPORT: Do you need support or prayer? - please contact Pastors, office and/or check out the tab on our "together" page.
LIFE GROUPS: check out the tab on our "together" page.