Our vision for KBC is to know Christ and make Him known.
This two-fold emphasis on discipleship and evangelism is clearly seen in the life and ministry of Jesus our Lord.
Jesus called twelve men to faith and He discipled them. He helped them to grow into committed and sacrificial followers who would later lay down their lives for the Gospel. Jesus also empowered them to evangelize; to proclaim the Good News with courageous words, backed up by loving actions and Christ-like character.
Our Statement of Faith
We are a Jesus-centred, Bible-believing, Spirit-led church that aim to glorify God in all we do.
We believe Jesus has died to pay the penalty for our sin, offering us forgiveness through faith and repentance, saving us from eternal death and giving us eternal life. His resurrection proves He is who He said He was: God’s eternal Son and the Saviour of the world. We believe He will come again to judge the world and put all things right.
We believe every person is made in the image of God so deserves love and respect regardless of what they believe. We also believe we all have an important role to play using our gifts and abilities to minister to one another and serve the community. Further, we are all called to make disciples and share the good news of Jesus in this world with words, backed up by loving actions and signs and wonders.
We believe it’s important as ‘Kiwi Christians’ to both honour and seek to uphold the principles the Treaty of Waitangi and affirm that all cultures are equal and valuable in the eyes of God.
In all other theological matters, we would hold to Christian Orthodoxy, as is generally espoused in the Apostles’ Creed.
All stories have a beginning
Our story of course starts with the Holy Spirit, moving amongst people of Kumeū to create a new church. And so on March 3, 1946 a group of Christians from six denominations formally opened “Kumeū Open Baptist Church”.
Now simply known as Kumeū Baptist Church, we have been meeting for over 70 years, though it’s changed shape and met in several locations.
In 2000, church leadership had the foresight to purchase a significant section of land at Old Railway Road.
Thirteen years later with still no building on the land the church started again to discern how God might want this land to serve his Kingdom purposes in the district.
This led to a land blessing the following year, and a vision to build whakawhanaungatanga (become family) with both the wider community and a biblical, bi-cultural, bi-lingual, school, Kumeū Christian School.
Ever since, we’ve been working towards moving onto Old Railway Road into a building that will facilitate ongoing worship and ministry, that will be a home for the kura, and will be a widely used community centre.
This led to the sale of our church facility at 21 Access Road. Now we gather for worship at the Kumeū Community Centre, until the first stage of the new facility on Old Railway road is complete.
Join us on our adventure with God!
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.