Papamoa Baptist Church - Gateway to Grace



To Release Grace, Hope and Freedom.

Excerpt from our story:

‘Many of the people who have come and gone over the years have been bearers of varying degrees of emotional, physical or religious trauma. Many of whom have come or been caught, have been tagged: touched, cleansed, liberated, equipped, encouraged, refreshed, healed, baptized, made whol-er. They then have relished in their new freedom and found the courage to move forward, move away or simply start afresh.’


Making the most of every opportunity to touch any person of any age with the grace of God.

Motives: (Core Values)

1. Exclusively Inclusive:

Outsiders first – Insiders second

2. Irresponsibly Responsible:

Responsibly communicating God’s ‘Irresponsible’ grace

3. Predictably Unpredictable:

Facilitating life spontaneously, abundantly and joyously

4. Naturally Supernatural:

Uniquely empowered to fulfil God’s purposes

5. Comfortably Uncomfortable:

It’s all about connecting and relationship



Map: (A simple strategy to fulfil our mandate, mission and values)

Circulate… among friends, family and community

Cultivate… a relationship with God with others

reCreate… everyone I meet will benefit from me being in relationship with Jesus

Celebrate… God’s transforming Grace every chance we get



Metaphors: (Concepts that help us understand our Mandate and Mission)

iMagine: (our future as a better place)

A people known for our freedom, exuberance and participation: where we are so ecstatic over our relationship with the Living God that our exuberance bubbles out of us like springs of life giving water, where children dance, not because we tell them to but because they want to and they see the joy in us…

A people of artistry and creativity where all talent is welcomed, enhanced, and developed to its greatest potential, where the best songs have yet to be written…

A people with whom the presence of God is so real that others will be queuing up wanting to know how they can have what we have, where people are healed through worship because of the presence of God…

A generous people of unlimited resources where instead of us applying to community organizations for grants, people will be applying to us for grants – we will be the giving organization…

A people who are so well known in the community as a people who care, a people who have a light on and a people with an Open Door, that perhaps community and government organizations may come to consider us as a first port of call when they need a place of refuge for someone…

A people in whom there is no judgment or condemnation of others because each person knows that we are simply a sinner saved by that same Grace: Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved…

A people in whom guilt and fear is replaced by encouragement, in whose lives failure is seen an opportunity for growth, obstacles are interpreted as opportunities and we ‘build each other up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature…’ Ephesians 4:13

Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.

Community Connection


We have a range of dynamic ministries dedicated to serving the community and the mission of the church.

Bright Beginnings Child Care Centre

We are a childcare ministry that nurtures, encourages and stimulates learning within young children, and supports families by providing care and education that demonstrates Christ’s love and values.

Hours: 7:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday
Phone: Katie (Centre Manager)                                                           Or Christel (Administrator) on (07) 542 1810(07) 542 1810

Kidz Club and Precious Lambs

Pre-school Ages 1-5
Kids Club Ages 6-12

Hours: Sunday mornings 10:00 am
For more information phone Di on (07) 533 3956(07) 542 0729 or email

Mainly Music

Thursdays at 10am.

Songs, Music, Dance and Rhythm for your preschoolers.

Come along and make new friends.

$4 per family. Morning tea provided.

For more information phone Marijan on (07) 542 2147(07) 542 2147

School of Supernatural Ministry

Culture change, community transformation, positive eschatology, His will be done on earth as it is done in heaven

April 2015: New sessions starting using the curriculum of the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, California

2 x 30 weeks 2015-2016 including DVD lectures, practical applications and assignments

Cost: TBA

Training ourselves to be Naturally Supernatural.

To register your interest, and be placed for regular updates phone Steve 07 542-072

Or email:

Youth Groups

For more information phone Christel on 02 7463474307 or 542 1810

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”

Ruth Reichl

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papamoa baptist church school of supernatural

2015 dates TBA

We are likely starting a two year school of supernatural ministry in April 2015. This will consist of 2 X 30 week sessions over 2015 and 2016

We will be using curriculum from Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry

Pay as you study fees to be announced: Includes notes and practical application

Previous students: no charge

All enquiries welcome:

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

Gateway to Grace – School of Supernatural Ministry

Papamoa Baptist Church
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Phone: 07 542 0729


Bible Studies


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Papamoa Baptist Church is pleased make available, for free, the following bible studies via download.

A note about the Studies from the author, the late Mr E. C. Hughes… “These discs now contain Three Hundred and fifty Bible Studies and sermons made up of 13,392 references of Scripture, 1,054,024 words and 1,715 pages. (Equivalent of four books of three hundred and forty pages each book) They are useful for added resources, Pastors, cell group leaders, Bible colleges, to mission fields.

They can be translated by the nationals who speak English as well as their own language. Hospitals and prison padres, retirement villas and anyone with a computer. Disc one contains a four year curriculum with year one containing the fundamentals necessary for new converts.

I have compiled these discs over a period of thirty years, there is no copyright and they are free to whoever wants them. These discs have been approved by Pastors David and Linda Dishroon, Tauranga Worship Centre, P. O. Box. 3041 Greerton Tauranga New Zealand. I give grateful thanks to Bob Kemp, of the above church, for the years of patient coaching of me on my computer. These discs will suit any denomination, I have a Baptist and Assembly of God background.”

The bible studies are too numerous to index here (there are over 350 studies!) So we encourage you to down load the file and check them out.

Download Instructions

Windows users right click on the links below and then select “Save Target As”. Saving the file to your desktop enables easier location of the files later. The files are zipped to make the their transfer faster. If your computer has Winzip or a compatible compression program (built into Windows XP) then simply placing the file into a new folder and double clicking on the file will unzip it. The files are in Microsoft Word format.

If you do not have a MS Word compatible program click here to download the free Microsoft Word Viewer program.

Download Bible Study Disk 1

Download Bible Study Disk 2

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