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Welcome to Rotorua Baptist Church
100 Malfroy Road
A NEW WAY OF LIVING.
Your place to gather, 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 enjoy being together and are continually growing - sharing our talents, learning from each other and growing closer to Jesus as we do life together and reach out to others.
Our goal is to be an all age, family-orientated Church that is safe, caring, welcoming and loving for all. A space to be you, a space to explore the big questions in life, to find hope and live transformed lives. A space where we value the word of God and worship together. A space to experience the power of prayer. A space to connect, belong and thrive.
A space to experience a new way of living.
YOU ARE WELCOME
If you are a couple, single, widowed, divorced, mature in age or young at heart, this is the place for you. We have many ministries and life groups to suit.
If you are a family, with restless babies, excited toddlers or energetic teenagers this is the place for you - we have a fun kids programme for all ages (including Youth) and creche with caring helpers, toys and activities.
If you are mature in faith or brand new to faith or not even sure where you are on your faith journey, this is the place for you. We love to explore the big questions in life together.
If you are a tradie, a business professional, a cleaner, a nurse, an artist, a forestry worker, a student, retired, self-employed or unemployed, and everything in-between, this is the place for you. We love doing life together.
If you are inked, pierced, both or neither, we welcome you. If you like wearing high-heels or prefer gumboots, active wear or shirt and tie or just your favourite old t-shirt and jeans, we welcome you.
If you are nailing life or struggling, hurting or happy, able to give support or needing extra support, this is the place for you. We care for each other and love to help each other grow and thrive.
Come as you are.
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.
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 - it is warm and cosy inside and 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 Sunday morning service is at 10 am (all-age service, includes pre-schoolers, kids and intermediate aged programmes) and our night service is usually at 7pm - but is in recess until next year. We offer espresso coffee at both services.
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.
ALL-AGE CHURCH SERVICE - 10 am. This includes a fun kids church programme, an intermediate aged programme and creche.
Communion service is the first Sunday of the month.
PRAYER FOR THE SERVICE - 9:30 am in creche/lounge. all welcome.
NIGHT CHURCH - 7pm, (In recess) 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: during the Sunday morning family service.
IMPACT: intermediate youth programme - during morning service.
MINGLE & MUNCH: Community morning tea. Monday 10am-12noon. $2 koha. All welcome, Friendship, games, home-baking, tea/coffee.
TAKE-AWAY MEALS: 11:30-12 noon, available for purchase in Church foyer. $7
ALPHA COURSE: If you would like to register for the next course, please call the office 07 348 5263 or Murray 021 290 0376
Life groups ; contact office
LEARN TE REO: Wednesday 1 pm starting 26 April.. Gold coin koha. All welcome. Contact office for details.
TIMATANGA HOU: In recess. afterschool club for intermediate age. FREE, come for snacks and fun and friendship. In the Youth hall.
ALPHA MARRIAGE: The marriage course will be on again next year. A great way to focus on and strengthen your marriage/relationship. Contact the office.
PRAYER BREAKFAST: 7 am Thursday morning in boardroom. All welcome. Tea, coffee and toast provided.
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 Church office for details firstname.lastname@example.org
RBC YOUTH - on Friday night, 7-9pm at Church. Fun, food and friendship. If you would like to be part of the youth group please come along or ph Angus 021 263 6427 for details.
TE HAHI: Community ministry in partnership with NZ Police.
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.