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 Our

 Vision

Liberty is a church family who are committed to following Jesus wholeheartedly in all areas of life, so we become more like Him and reflect and represent Him in the world around us.

Ki Runga  Ki Roto  Ki Waho 

Look Up Look In Look Out

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Our

Culture

A family who desire to share the Good News and love of God by reflecting Jesus, and out of that influencing our community, nation and world for Him.

 

A family who are committed to growing in our relationship with Jesus as we live according to His word, and are empowered by His Spirit.

A family who are committed to growing in freedom and wholeness in our lives and relationships.

A family of the generations who are kingdom and family focused, life giving and spirit filled.

A family who encourage one another and who spur each other on.

A family who love God and love others.

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Our

Values

Worship  +  Presence  +  Word  +  Generations  +  Community  +  Serving  +  People  +  Mission  + Fun                                                                       +  Authenticity +  Love  + Honour + Freedom + Prayer + Generosity + Thankfulness & Praise

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Our

Beliefs

As a Church we are proud to be a part of New Life Churches New Zealand. New Life is a family of churches, working together to see the message of Jesus impact our nation and the nations of the earth. We are on a mission to advance the kingdom with passion and purpose. New Life is a growing pentecostal movement with over 10,000 people gathering around the nation every week.

We are not governed centrally, each local church is autonomous as under God. Our churches are in unity with a diversity of expression. Our Regional Leaders are nominated by the Pastors in each of the regions throughout the world. These leaders meet together several times a year for fellowship, prayer, and accountability and to discuss what God is doing amongst the churches.

New Life Churches believe in the fundamental truths taught in the Bible. There is an emphasis on the Lordship and Centrality of Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit and the authority of the scriptures as the Word of God. As part of the New Life Churches we believe in a wonderful, powerful God who loves us and wants us to walk as His Sons and Daughters daily for our lives. 

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Our

Pastors

Grant and Abby have been the Senior Pastors of Liberty Church since October 2012. Before and during the first few years of pastoring Grant worked as an Operations Manager in a family building company and Abby was a Primary School teacher.

Grant has been in the Eastern Bay of Plenty for most of his life, whereas Abby moved to the Bay from Palmerston North in 2001. They first meet at a Liberty Church Life Group and got married in 2004. Grant and Abby have 3 children, Joseph, Tylah and Millie.

They have a passion to share the love of God and the word of God, a desire to see people live their life in freedom and blessing. They have a huge heart for the community and seeing God's kingdom come through the church and into the community.

 

Grant and Abby both love: family, people, sports, the outdoors, hanging with friends, travelling and eating out.

The Lord — who is the Spirit — makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.

2 Corinthians 3:18b (NLT)

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Our

Elders

Rachael & John

Whelan

John and Rachael have been a part of the Liberty family for many years. John and Rachael have a passion for the supernatural and seeing the kingdom of God here on earth. They have a heart to see people walk in freedom and enjoy ministering through the 

gift of healing and prophesy. 

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Our

Leadership Team

RICH & ESTHER

NIELSEN

ROSS & KERRY-ANNE

ANDERSON

ANJ

GEORGE

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Our

Trustees

JONATHAN

SEGEDIN

Chairman 

JOHN

WHELAN

Trustee

GRANT

BATESON

Trustee

AARON

PATTERSON

Trustee

TOM

MCDOWALL

Trustee

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Our

Staff

RACHAEL 

WHELAN

Finances I Pastoral Care

BECS 

FERGUSON

Administration

LISA 

PATTERSON

Finances

ROSS

ANDERSON

Youth I Beach Life

About Liberty 

Liberty Church is a life-giving, kingdom focused, spirit-filled, family church. We are a part of the New Life Churches of New Zealand.

Contact Liberty 

65 Wairaka Road
Whakatane 3120

07 307 1055

office@libertychurch.co.nz

 

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