Dargaville Baptist Community Church was established in the early 1960’s by a small group of local Christians. Ever since then people from the local community have been meeting together regularly on Sundays and in small groups during the week. We desire to join God in His mission and aim to show the love of Jesus Christ to our family, friends, and those whom we serve in our work places and in the wider community.

We endeavor to serve as Jesus did, meeting people where they are at in their faith journey and helping one another to grow in the knowledge of God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We desire to see God moving in our midst, transforming lives through the work of the Holy Spirit. With God’s help we hope to continue to serve the community in various ways looking for opportunities to bring the love of Jesus to more people, including children and families, with the hope that there will be growth in healthy positive relationships in every part of this district.

We welcome you to join us in exploring the Christian faith together!

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Our core values serve us in all decision making as we pursue God’s vision for our community. Together, these shared values identify who we are, rally us toward all that we desire to accomplish, and unite us in fellowship.

We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God. It bears unique witness to the Gospel: the good news of the coming of Jesus Christ and his work on the cross which brings reconciliation between people and God. He is the living Word, the Life who is the light of all mankind. The Bible is the complete revelation of God’s will for salvation for all humanity.

'Christ also brought you the truth, which is the good news about how you can be saved. You put your faith in Christ and were given the promised Holy Spirit to show that you belong to God.' -Ephesians 1:13
We believe in the Holy Spirit who reveals the truth about Christ. The Spirit indwells and empowers the church to touch people's lives in life-changing ways. He is the transforming power in our lives and He is the one who enables us to fulfil the mission of God.

' “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.' - John 14: 15-17
We believe prayer is the foundational aspect of a church and we seek to pray according to God’s will.  Prayer is part of everyday Christian life and is a continual conversation with God.

'Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.' - Ephesians 6:18
We believe in equipping and inspiring everyone to grow in Christ. We seek to encourage and care for one another as each member of the Body of Christ participates in nurturing and training holistically to do the work of the ministry.

'Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.' - Matthew 28:19-20
We believe the mandate Jesus gave us to be his witnesses both locally and globally with the message of the gospel of his kingdom. It is our desire to establish strategic mission partnerships to invest our resources to help others to fulfill their calling for reaching the lost.

'For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.” ' - Acts 13:47
We believe in deeper and meaningful relationships that will enable every person to participate fully in the life of the church. Every person is responsible but also accountable to each other, where young, old, single, and married feel connected and supported through rich, loving, godly relationships.

'Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.' - Ephesians 4:29

We believe family is God’s design from the beginning of creation and the foundation of a church. We support spiritual nurturing of children and their families and accordingly place a high priority in building strong marriages and strong families.

'Each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.'  'Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”, which is the first commandment with a promise.' - Ephesians 5:33 & 6:1-2

"It is an awesome privilege to lead a faith community such as Dargaville Baptist, whose foundations are deeply rooted in the Lord Jesus Christ. The ministries of our church do not have the ability to change anyone's life, but we know someone who does- It is our Lord Jesus Christ, and we would love to talk more about him with you.

Our desire is to be a God centered and caring community of individuals, who are excited to extend to you the same love that we have received from Jesus Christ. As a church family, we encourage deeper relationships and accountability with each other.
Our intent is to be a living expression of God’s love and reflect God’s purposes in our community. The Bible says in Colossians 1: 28We announce the message about Christ, and we use all our wisdom to warn and teach everyone, so that all of Christ’s followers will grow and become mature.” We who are, the lost and the found, the wise and simple, the leaders and the learners- together strive to become the people of God.

We want everyone will feel welcomed as we grow together to know Jesus and experience his closeness through our worship services. However, if you have not already come to know the saving grace of Lord Jesus, we pray that you will come to know him here in our faith community.

If you are looking for a church home that would provide biblical teachings, an atmosphere of worship, and an openness to the Holy Spirit, and friendship for you and your family, I warmly welcome you.

God bless you, 

Edmonds Namburi "

His Word Shines Light

In today culture, everywhere we hear warnings about ‘disinformation’ and ‘misinformation’. How are we to stay ‘clearheaded’ when we don’t know what we can believe? “But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armour of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.” 1 Thessalonians 5:8 

The Apostle Paul writes to the church in Thessalonica; this town was under the domination of Rome. ‘Peace and Security’ was touted as the outcome of Rome’s unflinching domination, under which no contrary views were permitted. Taking the view that Jesus was their ultimate Lord, led to great hardships for the believers there. Yet they persevered, even to death. Paul encouraged these followers of Jesus and said that, truth would grant protection from the misleading and coercive clamour around them. Sanity was their beacon amidst the delusions of the world. 

So how do we today protect our minds from being misled? This letter points us to keep clearheaded: We are to resist evil and dishonouring practices. We are to rejoice, be thankful, and pray. Furthermore, we are to realise that our Lord Jesus will return for us. Even if we feel our world is in a dark night, Jesus will return and bring His light. As we wait with certainty and hope, let us look regularly into His Word. For it is there that we find unchanging truth. We can keep our minds clear, despite the changing social mores and invasive lies around us, for His Word is timeless and shines light in all circumstances.

- Ps Edmonds

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The Biblical foundation upon which our church has built its mission focus is found in Matthew 28: 18-20 where Jesus gives us the command (v19); “go and make disciples of ALL nations...” But is that a command every disciple has to go to all nations? Yes, but not necessarily in person. There are those who are called by God to go in person but because they are part of one family, the whole family becomes involved. As a result of this, we created the entity called, Global Partnership Team and have formulated the following goals:
1. To encourage global thinking, and a global vision in the way we live our lives.
2. Selection of missionaries and oversees workers to support, and ensure ongoing encouragement, financial and prayer support.
3. To open up pathways for local congregation members to serve God overseas.

Working with Arotahi in South Asia: Antara Dharanabathi
and Peter & Leonora.
Working with Arotahi in East Asia: Peter &Dasha
  • 185 Victoria Street, Dargaville, Northland, New Zealand