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.


Sunday@Nations features our morning and evening services with inspiring worship led by our wonderful music team, regular Nations Kids programmes in the morning only, and great preaching and teaching from the Bible.

Our growing worship team meets weekly on a Thursday night to prepare worship for the Sunday meetings, learn new songs, prepare items, set up the AV and train new team members. A youth band is a new addition to this team and gives our youth an opportunity to grow their musical talents together, provide music for youth services etc.
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Ignite Youth
Youth are well catered for in our weekly Ignite Youth programme including studies aimed at spiritual growth and social activities.
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Nations Kids is the children’s department of Nations Church. Nations Kids runs programmes for our children between the ages of 2-12. Well equipped rooms are also provided for parents, babies and toddlers up to the age of 2. They include a “sound feed” to the main auditorium to ensure parents can still enjoy the messages etc.
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Led by Annette Tate and her wonderful team, Nations Women provides activities for women aimed at building strong relationships within the church and connecting with women outside of the church. A yearly women’s conference is held near the beginning of each year.

Nations Men provides a series of social and spiritual activities for men of all ages. A new addition in 2015 is a yearly Men’s conference held near the end of the year.

This is the outreach department of Nations Christian Church and includes:

Nations Community Care
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.
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Golden Age:
A weekly outreach programme for those over 60. It meets every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and includes a targeted church service monthly.

M & Ms:
A weekly playgroup meeting on Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
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This is the connecting and Pastoral Care department of Nations Christian Church and includes:

Connect Groups:
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.

Pastoral Care Team:
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:

Nationsequip Bible College:
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.
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This is the serving arm of Nations Christian Church and includes:

Hospitality Team:
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.

Ushers and Greeters:
Trained teams who welcome people on Sundays and provide assistance throughout the services.