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Local Mission

New Zealand Baptists are a missional people.  They believe all people are created by God to worship and honour Him.  One way Baptists do this is to live as Christ lived: sacrificially, compassionately, and with an attitude of service towards the wider community and world.

There are over 240 Baptist churches and fellowships throughout New Zealand.  Most are involved in a wide range of local mission activities designed to serve their communities, express God’s love, and transform individual lives and community life.

The nature of Baptist church structure means each of the individual churches is able to assess the needs of their specific community and respond accordingly.  This has resulted in a nationwide network of local mission initiatives that help and support people in need throughout New Zealand.

Here are a few of stories of how ordinary New Zealander's have become involved in other people's lives to bring change. 

Find out about

Te Haerenga

Te Haerenga of Motueka Baptist Church

A movement where whānau Māori are given the platform to be able to express themselves as who they were created to be. 
Read Their Story...


Cross Over Trust

Rowleyz Sharp 

Connecting the local community, and in the process, developing young leaders.
Read Their Story...

Neighbourhood Trust

St Albans and the Neighbourhood Trust

SuccessMakers has brought literacy and a new confidence for young women and migrants a like.
Read Their Story...


Meals for Mums

Long Bay and Meals for Mums

A meal for every new mum in the community shows the church cares.
Read Their Story...


A God shop for Christchurch

A place to donate into; a place to receive; a place to pass on to others.
Read Their Story...

Vision West Trust

Glen Eden and VisionWest Trust

From small beginnings VisionWest now oversees over 30 houses giving hope to needy families.
Read Their Story...




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