What is Nations Church all about?
Our vision is simple: “Changing our world. Growing people to be GOING people”.
We exist to make disciples who in turn make disciples.
1. An ongoing life-changing relationship with Christ
2. Ongoing life-changing relationships inside the church
3. Ongoing life-changing relationships outside the church
Our mission is based on Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:18-20 “make disciples of all nations”.
Making disciples means we are to:
Win people to Christ
Connect those we reach into a loving caring church family
Equip people to serve God with all their heart
Serve release and empower people to serve God in the community and beyond
Here at Nations you will find five things really matter to us:
God and His Word.
That means we value His presence, His power, His principles and His passion. As a result we must be people of faith.
Nations Church as family.
Because we are family we believe people should be treated with honour, respect, love, acceptance and forgiveness.
We do the best we can with what we have and with ALL our heart.
We believe it is important that we become giving people in all aspects of life.
We value using our talents creatively for the glory of God.
Pastor: Peter Tate
An experienced pastor of over 30 years. Peter has served for 6 years as an Executive member of the Assemblies of God in New Zealand and has also served as a Board member and lecturer for Alphacrucis NZ (the National AG Bible College). Prior to entering the ministry Peter worked as a primary school teacher for 11 years.
Pastor: Annette Tate
Annette is a Speech Language Therapist who has taught English as a Second Language in primary schools prior to moving to Dunedin. She is now the Spiritual Care Coordinator at the Otago Community Hospice, in Dunedin.
Elder: James Shankar
James is an ordained Assembly of God Minister and along with his wife Evelyn is in charge of Pastoral Care.
Elder: Donna Hoera
Donna is an ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God in NZ. She works as a nurse at the Dunedin Hospital. As well as her Eldership role she serves in a number of key leadership roles in the local church programme.
Elder: Rahul Prasad
Rahul is a local G.P. and is in charge of Nations Community Care, as well as overseeing our Missions department. Rahul’s wife, Shweta, co-owns a boutique Pharmacy in Green Island.
Elder: Eric Gamperle
Eric and his wife Rachel are both ordained ministers with the Assemblies of God in NZ. Eric is a highly experienced H.R. Manager who is now working as an H.R. Consultant.
Office: Hannah Dunn
Pastors: Andrew & Heidi Davidson
Both Andrew and Heidi were ordained with the Assemblies of God in NZ in 2015. Andrew is a self-employed builder (H.A.D Build & Design), and he was the major contractor on the extensive building renovation at Nations. Both Andrew and Heidi have had a heart for church planting for many years.