Our DNA

Every church has it’s own unique flavour, below are just some of things of value to us that make us uniquely GEBC.

Kingdom Facing
We believe that the Kingdom of God was the central theme of Jesus’ ministry, and that we are called to partner with Christ to see His Kingdom come in greater expression in all areas of life and ministry.
(Matthew 6:33)

Intentionally Missional
We recognize that the biblical narrative displays God’s heart for mission. So, we seek that all people come to faith and grow in Christ; young, old and people from all cultures and backgrounds.
(Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47; John 17:23)
We acknowledge and support the special relationship that was created by the Treaty of Waitangi, between Tangata Whenua and the Crown.

Intergenerationally Loving
It is our belief that a relational loving community includes people of all ages so we are intentional in loving others and making all feel welcome at GEBC. We believe all people are made in God’s image and are of equal value; with Christ pursuing their wholeness, spiritually, physically, emotionally, intellectually & relationally.
(Deuteronomy 6:4–9)

Actively Charismatic
We pursue the presence, encounter and ministry of the Holy Spirit in corporate worship and in all areas of life. Believing the Spirit speaks through the word we uphold the Bible as the inspired Word of God and as the final authority in all aspects of life and faith.
(Acts 1:8)