This week’s Welcome to Sorani Kurdish (western Iran)  is Bi xêr bî.



Praying Together

8.15am & 9.30am in the Prayer Room on Sundays
4.45pm in the Lounge on Sundays
Unite 6.30am in the Lounge – Mon-Fri


Children @ 10.30 Service
First Steps (0-3 years)  in the Church Lounge
JAM kids (3-5 years) in the Kindy downstairs
Powerzone (Years 1-6) in the Gold Room downstairs
Ablaze (Years 7-9) at Ratepayers‘ Hall next to the Whangaparaoa Library across the road.



2017 Significant Cultures


Unity & Connectedness
Transforming & Equipping
Belonging & Care
Vision & Direction





Christmas ladies night!

Bring the girls for coffee, cake and connection.

  • Christmas themed demos
  • Make gifts for families attending the Christmas services
    Share your Christmas tips and family traditions.

Monday night, 27th November, 7 – 9 pm in WBC Café
Sign up in the foyer or email





Our Congratulations to Peter Rubaduka & Holly Hare on their Wedding last Sunday, November 5th.


Our Sympathy to Sandy, Dirk, Lana & Durandt Potgieter on the passing away of Sandy’s Mom last Sunday (South African time). Sandy left for South Africa on November 8th and will be returning November 17th. Please pray for safe travels, peace and for Dirk, Lana and Durandt while Sandy is away.



World Class Christian video material…for FREE!!!!!


We have a GIFT for you! No strings attached and pure benefit. Sounds fantastic!
We, as a church (along with Windsor Park, Northgate, Franklin Baptist & Royal Oak Baptist) have signed up to a resource called RIGHTNOW media.
This is basically a Christian Netflix. Because you’re part of Whangaparaoa Baptist Church this is completely free for you to sign up and have an account with unlimited access to all this life giving content. To sign up, simply go to their web site and fill out the information and you’re done. Start watching and listening wherever you have an internet connection. It’s AMAZING! For questions, please contact Josh Sanford –



OUTLOOK 2018 – Sunday, November 19th

Outlook is now only two weeks away! Please make it a priority to be at one of our services on November 19th to hear the presentation for next year and if you are a member to vote on the following:


1. Nomination of Elder – Ann Lake
2. Connection & Care Co-Ordinator – Sandy Potgieter
3. Key Focuses 2018 – Family Well-being

Financial (Facilities & Finance)
Spiritual (Discipleship)
Relational (Care & Connection)
4. Budget



Nomination of Elder
Personal profile: Ann Lake

Gifts & Abilities: Prophetic, a teacher, strong conviction, prayer & healing ministry, discernment.

Experience in church responsibilities: Previous church Elder in Te Anau, led Sunday School, a home group and a woman’s bible study in Te Anau. I have been involved with WBC for the past 16 years

Other experience relevant to nominated position: Leader, Discipleship Training School Leader in Hawaii with YWAM during the 90’s, Company Director 9 years, Counsellor & Human Resources Manager.

Passion: My passion is for people and to see God’s restoring hand on people’s lives. I want to see people fulfill their potential, in both their personal lives and in their workplace.

Family: I have three wonderful children, Quintin Daniel and Whitney Quintin is married to Angela and they have three wee girls and live in the UK. Quintin and Angela work in the area of “Modern Slavery”. Daniel is married to Heather, and they have two wee girls, and currently live in Washington State while Daniel completes a Master in Leadership. Whitney is working with Youth with a Mission (YWAM), Queenstown. She is passionate about young woman learning about their identity in Christ.



In time for Christmas…



The Jesus Storybook Bible
46 Bible Stories where every story
points to Jesus! $20 each.



The Story Bible
48 Bible stories, the big picture of God’s enormous love for his children,
written by Max Lucado. $35 each.


Copies of both Bibles available now through reception.





Dan & Heather Lake are WBC missionaries serving with YWAM based in Montana,  For the past year and a bit Dan has been on Sabbatical studying for a Master’s degree in Leadership at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC, Canada. They have been living in Lynden, a small town in Washington, US, from  where Dan commutes across the border to university.  Dan sees this study as setting him up “for the next 50 years of ministry” (well almost!).


Heather is home with their two  girls, and is also active in children’s ministry and working with other Moms (note spelling).  Sadie has recently started pre-school, Elsie is into walking, talking and counting, and both are into growing fast.


Dan is right now feverishly trying to complete his assignments and major project/thesis by the deadline.  The good news for us is that they arrive back in NZ on 11th December, and we look forward to catching up with them in person in January or February.