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Building Development Update

Find out how our building development is progressing

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Funding Acknowledgements

We give thanks for funding received from the following funders: Auckland Council For the 2017 Light Party, Glen Eden Baptist received $1500 contribution from Auckland Council as decided by the Waitakere Ranges Local Board. For Trax Youth Leadership Training Glen Eden Baptist Church received $1500 in 2016 and this was used in 2017. For the […]

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Building Development Update

Latest Updates

  • Building has begun!
  • To date we have received a total of $861,856 towards the project (this includes proceeds of sale of Glendale Road Property, individual giving, philanthropic funding and one-off collections taken at Church. Thank You!)
  • Now that building has started, the only access to the rear is through the door off the conference room/prayer room on the corner of the building.  This then leads through the Zone and into the main foyer.  This involves navigating a few stairs.  Otherwise, access is through the front entrance, via the path running from the carpark, past the deck and food bank, and through the fence gate. PLEASE NOTE change in layout of the carpark to accommodate the work.  Extra care and caution will be required.  Limited parking is available on Ambler Ave and Glengarry Road.
  • Further details of progress reports can be read here.

A brief history…

  • As part of the 2012 Strategic Plan the members of GEBC agreed to a partnership with VisionWest Community Trust to develop a holistic and long term plan to meet our campus wide future ministry needs.
  • In February 2012 a campus development taskforce engaged Strachan Group Architects (SGA) to prepare a concept plan.
  • In November 2012 SGA presented the ‘town square concept plan’ to the church congregation which was agreed to in principle in December 2012.
  • In 2013 the plans for the development of the main church building were refined in preparation for resource consent application
  • In September 2014 we were granted Resource Consent from the Council.
  • At the 2015 AGM the church members agreed to progress with stage 1 of the church building development plans
  • In June 2016 GEBC obtained Building Consent
  • Stryde Projects was engaged as our construction company
  • External Funding was a lot lower than anticipated so fundraising continues.
  • Building began on  May 2017







Proposed new cafe at the GEBC Campus.


The Two Stages of the Building Development Plan

Stage One:

  • Existing Café: Enlarge the café and remove walls to allow direct access from the foyer.
  • Kitchen: Construct a new commercial kitchen. Convert existing kitchen into a staff room and kitchenette.
  • Toilets: Expand existing toilet block to comply with current NZBC.
  • Car park entry: Improve access ramp from car park. Add porte cochere (canopy) to enable undercover drop offs. Add paving to improve safety and use ability of the area.
  • The Zone: Construct new storage area to the south west corner. Install a sliding wall partition so that the Zone can be divided and used as two separate spaces.
  • Replace leaking roof over offices

Stage Two:

  • Main entry from Glendale Road: New entry pathway and canopy structure, new entry foyer and waiting area through the existing reception office, reconfigure car parking.
  • Roadside Entry: Add some canopy/landmark structures.
  • Offices: Reconfigure the current office space.
  • Roofing: Replace the existing auditorium roof. Open up roofing over foyer to allow more light.

Stage Two is currently on hold due to funding limitations and timelines.  We hope to pursue this in the future.


  • The total cost of stage one is estimated to be $1,127,000
  • There are a number of ways you can partner with GEBC to achieve this vision:
    • Pledge a one off amount to the project.
    • Pledge a regular amount (weekly, monthly, annually) for the next one, two or three years.
    • Payment may be made directly into the GEBC bank account No. 12 3051 0275892 00. Under reference details please type ‘BLDGFUND’  followed by your ‘giving number’ if you have one e.g. BLDGFUND 199
    • For EFTPOS or cash please use an offering envelope and under ‘reason for other’ write ‘Building Fund’
    • If you are not currently attending GEBC and would like to make a donation please contact the church office.