Throughout Aotearoa New Zealand there are more than 250 Baptist faith communities (local churches), as well as a few overseas that include New Zealanders.

In the 2018 New Zealand Census 39,030 people ticked ‘Baptist’ as their religious affiliation – that’s where we get the idea of our ‘Team of 40,000’. 

In the map below you can look for a Baptist church or faith community near you, and contact them directly. You will be able to find out what Sunday services and other events they have, and how they serve people in their local communities, such as programmes and groups for children, teenage youth groups, older people, op shops, etc.

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February 21, 2024 | Beulah Wood Channel: 2144749

Julie Belding

The story of the first female editor of the New Zealand Baptist.

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February 20, 2024 | Rod Robson Channel: 2144749

Assembly Council Meeting February 2024

Focusing on getting the right people in the right places to make strategic decisions for gospel renewal.

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February 19, 2024 | Charles Hewlett Channel: 2144749

Charles Mail: Painting a picture of gospel renewal

A chat with Old Testament Lecturer, Michael Rhodes | Assembly Council and ‘30 around 30’ retreats | Gospel renewal on marae | Adoring Jesus |…

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February 16, 2024 | Alan Jamieson Channel: 2144749

New Zealand Baptists and global mission

Renew Together 24 | God’s hospitality to us, radical inclusion, and demanding call on us all to be involved through our hospitality and generosity.

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February 15, 2024 | Jonathan Robinson Channel: 2144749

The hope of glory: Understanding, imagining and proclaiming eternal life

What is it that Christians hope for in the life to come? Cutting away cultural clutter and grounding our future hope on what's promised in…

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February 14, 2024 | Julian Doorey Channel: 2144749

Who says Baptists can’t work together?

Julian challenges Baptist churches to move beyond their boundaries and become part of national Baptist church strategies.

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February 13, 2024 | Charis Fotheringham Channel: 2144749

Sustainability is not a green genre

What is sustainability, who is it about, and why is it connected to our call as Christians to bring gospel renewal?

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February 12, 2024 | Charles Hewlett Channel: 2144749

Charles Mail: What gospel renewal looks like

How we might pivot our strategic priorities more towards gospel renewal | Arotahi Renew Together 24 | A phenomenal day at Waitangi | There is…

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February 8, 2024 | Catharina Siraa and Ethan Miller Channel: 2144749

Help keep our children safe

Baptist churches need to be safe communities for all of us. That’s why we’re providing free Child Protection Policy training for anyone who works with…

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February 8, 2024 | Charles Hewlett Channel: 2144749

Baptist pivot to mission

The Baptist movement is a missionary one. Four mission leaders share what bringing gospel renewal to our local neighbourhoods looks like.

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February 5, 2024 | Charles Hewlett Channel: 2144749

Charles Mail: A privilege to serve you

Charles shares his decision after reviewing his finishing date as Baptist National Leader | Baptisms | Luke Kaa-Morgan’s experience at the recent national Hui-aa-Motu |…

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February 2, 2024 | Dan Mazengarb Channel: 2144749

Reaching the finish line

The annual update from Christian Savings for 2023.

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February 1, 2024 | Christine Stride Channel: 2144749

The God who sees me

Have you ever noticed how sometimes God’s word is directed at you so accurately that you unconsciously deflect it?

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January 31, 2024 | Heather Ameye-Bevers Channel: 2144749

What’s the point of Baptist Women’s Board?

The annual update from Baptist Women New Zealand for 2023.

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January 30, 2024 | Susan Osborne Channel: 2144749

From the President: The new thing

In her new column, Susan Osborne tells us about her start to 2024 as Baptist President and the theme emerging for her this year.

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January 26, 2024 | John Tucker Channel: 2144749

Five ways we are forming leaders and resourcing people in your church

The annual update from John Tucker, Principal of Carey Baptist College, for 2023.

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January 25, 2024 | Graeme Young Channel: 2144749

The five ‘Ps’ of pastoral ministry

Retired pastor Graeme Young shares his top priorities in pastoring.

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January 24, 2024 | Reti Ah-Voa Channel: 2144749

A whānau

The annual update from the Northern Baptist Association.

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January 23, 2024 | Peter Foster Channel: 2144749

Mission happening among us

The annual update from Waikato and Bay of Plenty & Eastland Baptist Associations.

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January 21, 2024 | Jo Hood Channel: 2144749

Getting to know…Jo Hood

Jo is the Visionary of mainly Ministries, an organisation that remains curious as they resource and support faith communities to connect with whānau in their…