What is a Gathering?
This is simply a time we come together for "church". We sing modern songs together, about God and to God, and we hear a fun, encouraging and challenging message from a great speaker to help us learn more about God and get closer to Him. The speaker will usually pray and often these prayers will be inspired by the Holy Spirit which connects directly with your life and circumstance (prophecy). Some Sunday's we take bread and juice together as Communion to remember Jesus death and resurrection, which anyone is welcome to participate in. There is no dress code, but we do ask you wear something :) "Smart Casual" is most common. You don't need to have a bible to come, but if you want to follow along with the references in a message, you can download one onto your device for free here.
If you have kids (0-13yrs) they can participate in our fun (and safe) kids ministries. We have a dedicated Nursery, a fully equipped Creche, and engaging options for pre-schoolers, primary school aged children and a separate option for those intermediates that don't want to be with "the little kids!" All kids leaders and staff are police vetted and checked in compliance with the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014 (VCA). You can find out more about each kids group here.
We have three campuses and a range of gathering times.
9am - Ruakura Campus
A little quieter than the 10:30am gathering, with acoustic worship, followed by coffee & cookies.
10:30 am - Ruakura Campus
High energy worship with a full band. Come a little earlier for coffee & cookies in the foyer.
6pm - Ruakura Campus
Our 'highest energy' gathering. Our youth and young adults especially enjoy attending this one, but it is for all ages and stages.
Snack & Chat - Stay afterwards and enjoy some kai! (Free, or koha appreciated).
10:30am North Campus
High energy worship with a full band. Stay afterwards for morning tea in the foyer.
10:30am Tuakau Campus
A small, growing church with a big heart. Acoustic worship with morning tea afterwards.
Find our locations here.