Due to COVID-19 the Howick Baptist Church facilities are closed until further notice. We will continue to follow the directions of the Government in the interests of the health of our community. A weekly time of worship adapted to the present conditions will be streamed here at 9:30 am each Sunday. Please visit the Covid 19 page here on this website for further information and any updates.
Activities at HBC
Mid-week groups are great opportunities to fellowship, pray, and learn from God's Word with other Christians.
We have groups for all ages, and groups specially for New Immigrants, Men, Women, Young Adults, and Youth, as well as a Chinese Language group. Ask at church on Sunday or contact the church office for details.
Children & Youth
Midway through the morning service (during the school term) children aged 3 to 13 are dismissed for Junior Church. If you prefer, your children are also welcome to stay in the main auditorium during this time.
On Sunday mornings, a warm, safe environment is made available in our lower lounge area for babies, toddlers, and their parents. Alternatively, there is a cry room available upstairs (overlooking the auditorium).
Friday nights, 7-9 pm for Year 9 – 13 students (anyone between the ages of 13 and 18) ...
... providing a context for healthy, enjoyable social interaction for youth of the church and their friends, and a place where the truth of the Bible is communicated in a simple and clear way. It is designed to be a first point of entry for newcomers to the church/faith, as well as an end of the week, spiritually directed social opportunity for the youth in the church.
Boys Brigade & ICONZ
ICONZ (5-12yrs): Tuesdays 6.30-8.00pm
Coordinator: Geoffrey Downing 021-0616284
Company Section (12+yrs): Tuesdays 6.30-8.45pm
Coordinator: Bruce Sporle 534 5142
Have a look at the official Boys Brigade NZ website for further information:
Community care & fellowship
Creativity & Craft
For women of all ages, meets Friday mornings 9.15 – 11.15am during School Term in the Church Lounge. Come along and learn how to make beautiful cards, as well as enjoy a weekly bible Devotion and prayer support from Yvonne.
Coordinator: Lynette Dersley
To find out more about food parcels, please ring Church office.
This ministry runs on Friday mornings 9.15 – 11.15am, teaching English to new immigrants.
Coordinator: Lilian Dalton, 535 8935.
Chinese Evangelistic Bible Study
This is a great way for those who have English as a second language to gather around the Word of God and hear the Word in their own language.
Friday evening 7.30pm
Coordinator: Lilian Dalton, 535 8935.
Voice of the Martyrs' Writers Group
HBC’s VOM Writers’ Group meets the last Wednesday of the month (9:30 – 11:30 HBC Prayer Room) to pray for the persecuted church and write letters to Christian prisoners who are suffering persecution because of their love for Jesus. Letters can make a difference!
Mail sent to Christian prisoners, and to those who are being persecuted is important because it:
indicates to authorities that we are aware of that Christian’s situation
testifies of the love and unity found among followers of Jesus Christ throughout the world
is evidence to our persecuted family that they are not forgotten
can result in better treatment for a prisoner and even contribute to their release
Contact: Judy Painter (09) 534 4487
“Remember those who are in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” (Hebrews 13:3)
Howick Baptist Church supports the following individuals who seek to proclaim the gospel as church planters and missionaries:
Darnelle Richardson – serving in Loja, Ecuador with SIM
Valeriy and Lena Krivohizhko – serving in Ukraine with Slavic Gospel Association
Vladimir Yarmoluk – serving in Belarus with Slavic Gospel Association
Zurab Khutsishvili – serving in Georgia with Slavic Gospel Association
*** – serving in Asia with OMF
Enoch & Abby Chan – serving in Christchurch with Tandam
The Missions Team meets monthly in order to:
Encourage people to enter missionary service
Improve communications with our missionaries
Educate the church family on global missions
Encourage financial and personal support of missionaries
For more details and if you’d like to be a part, contact Ian Lange-Smith.