The New Life Waipara Church is affiliated with
New Life Churches International (NLCI)s
ADVANCING THE KINGDOM WITH PURPOSE & PASSION
TE RANGATŪ I TE KĪNGITANGA MĀ TE HOAKETANGA ME TE NGĀKAU HIHIKO
New Life Waipara Church commenced evening services at the start of 1984 and God has mightily blessed us in this time. Morning services commenced at the beginning of February 1985.
Pastor Rae Graham writes:
"Rangiora New Life, now Gateway, sent Ps John and Colleen Davison up to start evening services in Waipara in 1984 so their records show 1984.
John D asked my John to preach up here for him once a month that year and another couple who also came up once a month in 1984, and were to Pastor here from 1985, but they prayed about it for three months and felt at the last not to go ahead.
They rang John to tell him and said they were sure we would be asked and, sure enough, John D called in that night on his way to the Elders' meeting and asked my John. We had said to God that we would go anywhere so John said yes and the elders voted unanimously to send us.
Who could have imagined we would be so blessed to be here all that time and I am still loving it?
We are a family centered church with a heart for missions. Our desire has always been to see people won for Christ and brought to spiritual maturity in the context of the wider church family. The Lordship of Jesus Christ is preached without compromise and we continually witness the power of the Holy Spirit in our midst.
As a church we belong to a nationwide group of churches called New Life Churches International with sister churches in many nations; but we govern our own affairs and pursue the work God has specifically called us to do.
'.....and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose....' Isaiah 35:1 KJV
God richly bless you today and always