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We love serving in ministry. We seek to train, equip and release our people to serve God as mature disciples.

Our ministries are developed to grow your faith!

children's ministries

Two groups meet on a Sunday morning during our 10:30am service.
They go out during the service and have morning tea before starting their different activities.

During school holiday time, activity packs are available for children.

Contact Children’s Church Team Leader Heather Turner to find out more:


For our littlest church member’s aged 3 to 5 years

the zone

For children aged 6 to year 8 at school
Kimberley Hewat heads up the Youth Ministry with a dynamic team of volunteers. The group engages with high school aged students from church and non-church backgrounds. The youth ministry disciples teens facing real issues and encourages them to grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Kimberley also mentors Praxis students, overseeing their practical placements and guiding their progress.
WHY Youth Group meets Friday nights during term time at Railside Place. They run compelling programmes around spiritual themes with a cultural touch-point. 

Recent Themes

Yeah Nah Yeah –
Looking at people in the Bible who said
‘yeah or nah’ to God.
10,000 Reasons Why – John 10:10 –
Jesus came to give us life, life in all its fullness.
Jesus and the Floating Yeti –
Social Media – how we use it –
YOU are God’s social media
Raising the Bar –
Each chocolate bar has a slogan – using those slogans to live our lives for Jesus.  eg. Snickers ‘ you’re not you when you’re hungry’ – Hunger for God.
Worth the Risk – Easter Camp 2017
Survivor Minion Style –
Camp  Road trip to Hawkes Bay
L’Chaim – To Life – Camp Pirongia
Waihi Camp –
Ocean Blue with a Flamingo or 2 –
There’s a lot to learn from a flamingo!

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young adults

Be all that you can be!

THRIVE, our Young Adults, meet on Sundays at 1:00pm at the church.
They enjoy good times developing friendships and sharing fellowship over lunch.
They also study God’s word to be equipped and empowered to be all they can be!

Matthew 4:9

Gary Evans heads up our ministry to men. They usually meet weekly to enjoy each other’s company and are often joined by men from Holy Trinity Forest Lake Church for discipleship courses and great discussions. Throughout the year there are games nights and movie nights and weekend bush treks. The Men’s Dinners are well attended with special guest speakers. The annual men’s camp in November sees them explore the wonders of New Zealand. The men help out with an annual Shoebox Appeal, providing Christmas gifts for men who have just come out of prison. This continues to be an incredible blessing for the recipients.
Our Women’s Ministry sees regular get-togethers and POP-UP events throughout the year.
Regular events are:
  • First Monday of month, 10:30am, Morning Tea at The Verandah Cafe at the Lake
  • Coffee at Palmers’ Garden Centre (after Sunday 8.30am service -this just happens 🙂 )
  • Women’s Friday morning Home Group
POP-UP events include:
  • Thankful Heart Worship Background 800Women’s Breakfasts with guest speakers
  • Women’s Lunches
  • Women’s Day Out
  • Movie Nights
  • Art’n’Crafts Afternoons

The Women’s Ministry is headed up by Kimberley Hewat and Sue Evans

Homegroups are also a primary vehicle for pastoral care, members caring for one another.

All church members are encouraged to belong to a Homegroup.

Different groups enjoy fun times sharing life together, meeting usually weekly for bible studies, fellowship and food, prayer and worship.

To enquire about joining a homegroup contact Gary Evans

Our WHCC music ministry is made up of a great team of committed volunteers, with our goal being to facilitate and express worship to God that is Christ-centred, biblical, and vibrant. 

With our Anglican heritage, we endeavour that our services will express the richness and diversity of that tradition, whilst still being contemporary and vibrant in how we bring this to our community.  This means preserving the best of the old songs whilst sourcing and introducing the best of the new (with theological and musical quality being very important factors).

We seek to be creative and develop excellence in our singing, musicality and in skills for technical support in sound and visuals.

We have a team approach, and we want to encourage and train adults and young people in musicianship and worship leadership.

There are different roles within the team as worship leaders, singers, musicians, sound techs and PowerPoint operators.  We look for a good blend of Character, Competence and Chemistry in team members, and for prospective members, an audition is required for most roles. 

Music Group Leader