We are a diverse community united in the grace of the gospel. We are a family of God's own making. We have many flaws, but we are growing in this grace each day.
We desire to embrace and proclaim the historic, orthodox Christian faith in a way that is understandable and accessible to our fellow East Aucklanders.
There is room in this church for you! Please come along and meet us.
WHERE ARE WE?
Our church building is located at 228 Bucklands Beach Road, Bucklands Beach. This is where we hold our Sunday worship services and many of our other ministries throughout the week.
We also have Bible study groups that meet regularly all around the East Auckland area, including Beachlands, Howick, Pakuranga, and of course, Bucklands Beach.
SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
(Join us after for a coffee!)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pastor Ryan Sparks has been serving our congregation since he and his family moved here from the USA in 2015.
Pastor Ryan teaches the Word of God in a clear and relatable manner. He brings energy and passion to the mission of our church, desiring to see the grace of the gospel become evident in all that we do.
Pastor Ryan trained for the ministry at Covenant Theological Seminary (in St. Louis, Missouri). Prior to this he served for many years in church-based youth ministry.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
...is the Son of the Living God. He came in flesh to reveal the grace and truth of God. He died to pay the penalty for sins. He rose to life everlasting. He is coming again to make all things new.
...is the written word of God. It is the final authority for all we must believe, embrace, and obey.
...is the only means of salvation. It is freely given by God to all who draw near to him in faith.
...is needed to receive the gift of salvation. An enduring faith is the evidence that God has worked salvation into our hearts. This too is a gift from God accomplished by the work of the Holy Spirit.
CREEDS & CONFESSIONS
...are faithful summaries of the Bible’s core teachings. We reference these often to protect us from inventing our own interpretations of God’s Word. You can view the various creeds and confessions we uphold here.
We are part of a larger group of churches known collectively as the Reformed Churches of New Zealand (RCNZ).
Together, we hold a common set of beliefs and practices, and work together for mutual encouragement, accountability, and furthering the kingdom of God through the proclamation of the Gospel of Grace in New Zealand.