Welcome to Papanui Baptist.

Kia ora!

This term we're excited about a few things coming up! First we have Grow Nights beginning . . .

Option 1 - God’s Story, Our Place: Biblical Theology

Biblical Theology explores the unity, diversity and central themes of God’s written word, the Bible. This five week course aims to assist students to make sense of the relationship between the Bible, theology and all of life.

Facilitator and location: Laidlaw College, Condell Ave, Papanui. Contact Laidlaw at 03 354 4270 for more info.

Day: Monday evenings 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dates: 13, 20, 27 March and 3, 10 April.

Cost: $50.

Option 2 - Reading Together: “The Irresistible Revolution.”

In this book, Shane Claiborne describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action, and love, inviting us into a movement of the Spirit that begins inside each of us and extends into a broken world. Shane’s message will comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable . . . but will also invite us into an irresistible revolution. His is a vision for ordinary radicals ready to change the world with little acts of love. Books will be made available for $20 at the second Grow Night.

Facilitator and location: Elliot Rice at Papanui Baptist Church.

Day: Tuesday evenings 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dates: 28th of Feb - 4th of April

Option 3 - Missio Dei and a Sent People

Missio Dei is Latin for "the mission of God" or the "sending of God." The Christian faith is the Story of a God who is on a mission to reconcile and redeem a world that He created and declared "good", but which, though still filled with much beauty and goodness, is also now marred by brokenness, suffering, and sin. That mission began millennia ago, climaxed in the sending of His Son Jesus Christ, and continues now in and through the church. We're the product of God's mission, a broken and imperfect people who for some unfathomable reason have been showered with grace. In turn, we're instruments of God's mission, a renewed people who are sent into the world to give our lives in the humble service of others. This group is focused on what your call/passion/skills are and how we make decisions out of our calling for the sake of others.

Facilitator and location: Sarah Rice at Papanui Baptist Church

Day: Tuesday evenings 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dates: 28th of Feb - 4th of April

Other Events

We're hugely excited to be hosting Shane Claiborne (see above) at Papanui Baptist on March 17th, in assoc. with World Vision. The event will run from 7-9pm. A limited number of tickets are available for $10 here: . All profits go to World Vision. More information on our Facebook page!

We're also looking forward to a Neighbours Day Aotearoa event on March 26th, 12:30-2:30pm, in partnership with Northcity Church, Northgate Trust, and Papanui Baptist Freedom Trust. We'll be hosting the event on our back yard at church! Look forward to an afternoon of food, music, bouncy castles and much more!

Ngā mihi nui,

Sarah and Elliot Rice (Co-Pastors)



Worship Service


  • Creche and Children's Programmes
  • Morning Tea
  • Communion on first Sunday of the month

Cambodian Service


First Sunday of month includes a fellowship meal together.

Thursday Worship


A short service held fortnightly with morning tea to follow.

Community Activities

Click here to learn more about the work we are doing in our community through Freedom Trust.

Upcoming Events

  • Prayer meeting Prayer room
    Starts: 7:00 am
    Ends: 27/04/2017 - 8:00 am

  • Card and Board Games
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: 27/04/2017 - 4:00 pm

  • Men's Breakfast
    Starts: 7:00 am
    Ends: 28/04/2017 - 8:00 am