ABOUT WAINUI BEACH CHURCH

 

Wainui Beach Church Gisborne

Who we are

We are a community of people who want to, and do see, God working in our lives and the lives of those around us. We are figuring out how to be a multi-generational, multi-cutlural church in Aotearoa, New Zealand.  We meet at the school hall in the beach side community of Wainui. 

 

What we believe

In Spring of 2013 we came up with the following words as things that are important to us. What would you add to the mix?

 Wordcloud

 

The following message from September 2017 is a great summary of who we are the things that are important to us.

Click here to go to the video mentioned at the end.

 

History

Out of a desire to see a Christian witness maintained at Wainui Beach, Gisborne, a church was planted in early 1996. Due to increasing numbers the church relocated to Wainui Beach School Hall in the year 2000 where we presently meet.  Independent for 9 years, WBC joined the LinkNZ Network of Churches in 2005.  Senior Leaders Carl and Sharlene Pilkinton were appointed in January 2012. They moved here from Porirua with their three children.  WBC has steadily grown.  With the growth has come the anticipation of new wine and new wine skins.  

Following a short time of being independant once more and with much gratitude for the former seasons of the church, we have moved forward to come under the korowai [covering] of Vineyard Aotearoa.  Vineyard is a national and international network of churches.  http://www.vineyard.org.nz/

Wainui Beach Church was formally grafted into Vineyard Aotearoa on 19 May 2019. 

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During Covid-19 Lockdown

The Wainui Beach Church community now gather in the following ways:

 

  • Sunday Church 9am and 10.30am at Wainui Beach School
  • Growth Groups week days [Level 2 gathering in homes]

    Please touch base with us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join.

The links to the various events are shared on our closed group facebook page. Please touch base with us via if you are visiting this site for the first time and want to join in. It's not quite kanohi ki te kanohi and not the way we've done manaakitanga before but it's working well so far.

Numbers 6:24-26
24 Mā Ihowā koe e manaaki, māna koe e tiaki:
25 Mā Ihowā e mea kia tīaho tōna mata ki a koe, māna anō hoki koe e atawhai:
26 Mā Ihowā tōna kanohi e whakaara ki a koe, māna anō e tuku te rāngimarie ki a koe.

 

 

Wainui Beach Vineyard is a part of the Vineyard Aotearoa movement.