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Welcome to the community of Matamata Bible Church. Matamata Bible Church is an evangelical group of Bible believers We are community and youth focused with a genuine concern for world missions through financial or practical support including the following:    Mobile Missions Maintenance       Christian Camping New Zealand             and many missionary organisations
Matamata Bible Church 2017
About us - who we are
Vision
Mission
Build mature obedient Christians To support each other and teach the Bible in such a way that our church community grows under the conviction and power of the Holy Spirit. Create a loving community To live in such a way that all races, gender and social groups find acceptance and love. Share the message of Christ To communicate effectively the truth about Jesus Christ and the new life He offers to all who will believe firstly in Matamata and New Zealand and the world.
A number of teams are involved in ministries in the church and are supported by both an Elders Team and a Ministry Development Team.
Lead Teams
Elders Bryce Anderton Ross Bay Kevin Kent Dean McDonnell David McMillan Rob Pearson John Simpson Ross Wellington
Ministry Development Steve Borkin Ruth Harkness Caroline Baker Simpson Andrew Lind Wade Linnell Ross Wellington
Staff
A number of people are involved in a variety of the tasks that need to be fulfilled at Matamata Bible Church however the following people may be readily contacted along with members of the Elders and Ministry Development teams who are also listed on this web page.
Rebekah Wellington Rebekah is our Office Secretary.  If you contact the office Rebekah may be the person you will speak with.  Rebekah also takes care of many of the administration tasks that arise in the church
Dave & Ann McMillan Ann and I met and married in 2003 a couple of years after her husband and my wife had died. Since 2005 it has been our privilege to serve together at MBC. I have come from a background of Telecommunications with Civil Aviation, TV Radio Business, Secondary Teaching and Computer Network Management. Ann has a background in Pastoral Ministry. Our now combined families include 8 children and 29 grandchildren! We are excited about our church family also. It is a real joy to be able to serve in a church which is genuinely seeking to be a loving community and who are also committed to show the relevance of Jesus Christ to those around us.
matamata
bible
church
Matamata Bible Church 2017
About us - who we are
Vision
Mission
Build mature obedient Christians To support each other and teach the Bible in such a way that our church community grows under the conviction and power of the Holy Spirit. Create a loving community To live in such a way that all races, gender and social groups find acceptance and love. Share the message of Christ To communicate effectively the truth about Jesus Christ and the new life He offers to all who will believe firstly in Matamata and New Zealand and the world.
Living as People on a Mission.    Matthew 28:19-20 We are sent people. We will go outside the church into our community. So we will continually ask ourselves: How can I care for the needs of others among the people I come in contact with? We commit ourselves to sharing our faith by coming alongside people where they are at and showing that Jesus loves them by loving support, both in practical care and in what we say. Loving Community.  John 13:34-35 A loving community is a place where everyone is accepted as they are. It is a place where we look for opportunities to serve others and not the other way round. It is a place where everyone is safe from any form of abuse. It is a place where everyone is welcome. Multi-Generational, God-Centred Worship Service.  Psalm 96:8-9 We are committed to providing, as far as possible, opportunity for all age groups to experience meaningful worship services. Our focus for worship is the majesty and beauty of our God and Saviour. Effective Small Groups.   Matthew 25:31-46 We are committed to working together in small groups to both support each other and to become an effective force in meeting the needs of the community around us so that the love of Jesus Christ is demonstrated in practical ways. Truth that Changes Lives.    2 Timothy 3:16-17 We believe that the Spirit of God uses the Word of God to transform lives not merely fill us with information. We value the plain-spoken, culturally appropriate explanation of God's word so that we are equipped for living. Prayerful Dependence.   James 4:13-16 We recognise that apart from God we can do nothing. We have been called to move out of our comfort zone to further God's mission and we recognise that we are dependent on Him for both specific direction and enablement to do this. So we are committed to prayer seeking God's perspective in all we do so that He is at the centre, and is the focus, of all we do. Strong Families.   Ephesians 5:21-6:4 We are committed to building strong family relationships. This means supporting men to become better husbands and fathers, women to be better wives and mothers, and children to respect their parents and brothers and sisters. The importance of children will be reflected by an emphasis on youth ministry, with people of all ages contributing to this. Humble Servanthood.   Mark 10:42-45 We are committed to serving each other - to seeing a need and meeting it. Leadership of others will be underneath supporting and not over above controlling. Shared Ministry.   1 Peter 4:10 We believe God has gifted each and every believer to be able to contribute to a ministry to others in the church. We will encourage and embrace the contribution of every member.
Core Values
A number of teams are involved in ministries in the church and are supported by both an Elders Team and a Ministry Development Team.
Lead Teams
Elders Bryce Anderton Ross Bay Kevin Kent Dean McDonnell David McMillan Rob Pearson John Simpson Ross Wellington
Ministry Development Steve Borkin Ruth Harkness Caroline Baker Simpson Andrew Lind Wade Linnell Ross Wellington
Staff
A number of people are involved in a variety of the tasks that need to be fulfilled at Matamata Bible Church however the following people may be readily contacted along with members of the Elders and Ministry Development teams who are also listed on this web page.
Rebekah Wellington Rebekah is our Office Secretary.  If you contact the office Rebekah may be the person you will speak with.  Rebekah also takes care of many of the administration tasks that arise in the church
Dave & Ann McMillan We have a combined family including 8 children and 29 grandchildren! We are excited about our church family also. It is a real joy to be able to serve in a church which is genuinely seeking to be a loving community and who are also committed to show the relevance of Jesus Christ to those around us.
Welcome to the community of Matamata Bible Church Matamata Bible Church is an evangelical group of Bible believers We are community and youth focused with a genuine concern for world missions through financial or practical support including the following: Mobile Missions Maintenance Christian Camping New Zealand and many missionary organisations