We have several Kingdom based initiatives in our community of Welcome Bay. These typically partner with existing organisations, to combine our strengths and to give opportunities to our people to go into our community with the love of Jesus.
If you would like to be involved in one of these initiatives, please contact the coordinator through the contact buttons below.
WelBaby is a community service supporting and blessing families with newborns.
We are working in conjunction with national organisation Loved4Life and Bay of Plenty Plunket to identify and (with informed consent) provide care packs for families in the greatest need in our suburb.
Each pack contains:
o A hand-made quilt for the baby’s cot (made by members of the church and community)
o A supply of new-born size nappies, baby wipes, baby care products (bath gel, creams etc)
o A ‘stretch and grow’ outfit for the baby
o A DVD of parenting tips from national organisation The Parenting Place
o A small gift for the mum and dad
As in many parts of New Zealand, Welcome Bay has high rates of family violence. In order to facilitate change, we need to raise awareness of the problem and enable people to get help when they need it. We believe that Violence is not OK but it is OK to ask for help.
We have teamed up with local businesses to carry this message into our community.
The 3-session CAP Money course helps you identify how you spend your money and prioritise the things that are important to you. You’ll learn to live well within your means, manage or prevent debt, and save for your future, all by using a simple, cash-based system that really works.
Whether you're facing a reduced income, self-employed, well-off or after some help with your finances, this course is for you!
Find our more here.
The purpose of ICONZ4Girlz is to provide a skills and values based Christian programme for churches to deliver to girls, to empower them to succeed in tomorrow’s world.
In Welcome Bay, the group meets during school terms on Wednesdays from 4.15pm until 5.45pm in the Welcome Bay Community Centre. There is no cost to joining the group as expenses are covered by Welcome Bay Baptist Church.
It is a balanced programme, both skills and values based, which seeks to engage and develop girls physically, socially and spiritually with a range of fun filled creative weekly activities. Girls earn badges to recognise their involvement and achievements
ICONZ Edge for boys
This programme runs at Welcome Bay School during class time for boys at the School. Our Trust sponsors this 'club' at the School where they engage in woodworking and other skills.
Parents should discuss the possibility of their boy being involved with the School principal.
We serve our local primary school by providing volunteers in the areas of reading support, grandparenting (one on one mentoring) and with the breakfast club.
We partner with the NZ Police AWHI scheme (Another Way of Helping Individuals). This scheme promotes connecting an offender with a community group like us to give another way through a tough period of their lives.
Good Neighbour assigns some of their Welcome Bay community tasks to us - may be tidying up a section, helping someone move house.