At Orewa Baptist Church we are privileged to support amazing organisations and people making an impact both locally and globally.
in our community
Here at OBC we believe we are to be a light in our community. Here are some of the ways in which we fulfill that calling.
Orewa Baptist Community Toy Library offers a toy lending service to the community as well as creates the opportunity for mums/grandparents/families to be able to meet and interact with other mums/grandparents/families.
Toy Library is run entirely by volunteers.
The costs of maintaining the toys and administration items are met by term fees, fundraising and through donations and grants from various sources, among which Orewa Baptist is prominent.
Time: Thursdays during school terms
from 9.30am to 11.15am
Where: Orewa Baptist church lounge.
Age: Children 0-7 years
Cost: Become a member for $30 a term per family
OREWA ELEVATE TRUST
The Orewa Elevate Trust is an Aotearoa New Zealand charitable trust with a vision to see our community, our rangatahi, our mokopuno, our tūpuna, our hāpori whanau elevated through the values of manakitanga [support, respect & generosity] and hāpai [to journey alongside].
The mission is to journey with whanau, initiatives & community organizations for the holistic benefit of one another.
One such initiative is the Coast Stress Less Initiative, supporting NCEA Students with exam preparation and their families.
The aim is to support & champion the wellbeing of families in Orewa.
For more on the Coast Stress Less Initiative
around the world
Orewa Baptist Church’s commitment to mission is drawn from Jesus’ command:
“… Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” Mark 16:15 (NIV)
We are committed to building for the Kingdom as we send and support our missionaries locally and overseas. OBC supports the missionaries and organisations listed below.
TREVOR & JUDY CLARKE
Trevor & Judy Clarke, members of OBC, are the directors for Ethnos NZ. Ethnos helps local churches mobilize and equip missionaries to reach the 2,500 unreached people groups in the world.
Trevor & Judy travel all over NZ, bringing awareness of the great unfinished task. They are passionate about mobilizing the next generation to long term mission service. They are part of the staff team that annually gives young people a taste of what this is like over a six week interface programme in PNG.
PETER, TIINAMARI, EMILIA & OLIVIA
The Highams served with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Arnhem Land for 7 years. In 2018, they relocated to West Africa to continue their work of using digital technologies to communicate the Gospel and mobilising individuals and churches to be involved in missions. Recently, the Highams have moved back to NZ to help with eastwest college in preparing missionaries for the field.
The Highams feel privileged to co-partner with OBC in missions. For their newsletters or contact details, please contact the OBC missions committee.
Working in Belgium since 1989, John and Pauline England established The European Evangelical Mission (TEEM). They helped plant four churches which continue to minister in the Belgium/Germany/Luxembourg border area. From there they started several ministries in Romania. Today TEEM supports Romanian village ministries like ReGen, The Horizon of Hope training centre, youth camps, training seminars and struggling pastors. TEEM also bought a property in Rucar for establishing a church.
Arotahi is the missions arm of the Baptist Churches of New Zealand. Arotahi seeks to see every community in a relationship of mutual gospel renewal. That means faith communities in committed relationships with people and places that are different from themselves; that they might learn, receive, give, teach, and be transformed.
In business for freedom.
Joyya is a fair-trade business offering employment to women in Kolkata. They make quality jute bags and organic cotton t-shirts, but their business is freedom!