Nations is a growing multi-cultural family with over 26 nationalities represented, intent on building disciples. We believe in helping people to get involved and connected. Getting involved should be life changing and fun. We therefore provide a variety of programmes each week with those goals in mind.
Enjoy having a brief look at what each of these programmes offers you.
This is the outreach department of Nations Christian Church and includes:
Nations Community Care:
A programme aimed at community outreach using the every day skills most of us already have. This programme links Christians possessing life skills with people needing help in those areas, giving them the opportunity to build relationships and share their stories of life.
A weekly outreach programme for those over 60. It meets every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and includes a targeted church service monthly.
This is the connecting and Pastoral Care department of Nations Christian Church and includes:
Each fortnight we run a variety of connect groups aimed at building relationships and growing disciples. These cater for men, women, mixed groups, interest groups and cultural groups.
A team of Pastoral Care workers led by Pastor James Shankar who look after the Pastoral care and visitation needs within Nations Church.
This is the training and equipping department of Nations Christian Church and includes:
Classes are run regularly to build Bible knowledge and grow disciples. Our studies are taught at a “local church” level (NZQA level 2 or 3). Once a year the topics match those offered at level 4 by Alphacrucis (our national A/G Bible College based in Auckland) to enable students to have in-class learning in Dunedin backed up by on-line learning from Auckland should they wish to study at a higher level. See the Alphacrucis website for more information on available courses.
Using the internationally acclaimed materials from Careforce/Lifekeys, we are able to offer courses on successful life skills for men, women, parents, those needing financial input, sexual health etc. Trained facilitators run each course.
This is the serving arm of Nations Christian Church and includes:
Trained teams who ensure our church hospitality is run at a high standard. These teams serve morning teas, lunches and assist with meals at conferences and special meetings from time to time.
Trained teams who welcome people on Sundays and provide assistance throughout the services.