Message from Pastor Matthew


Last Tuesday we had our first Ministry Team Leaders prayer meeting for the year. As well as praying, I shared a message on encouraging church growth and why we need to work on our vision and strategy for that. A healthy church should be a place where people know they are called of God and that every believer has an important part in the body of Christ.
We all have different gifts and talents, but how can they be put to best use for God’s kingdom? The aim of every believer should be to stand before Jesus on the Great Day and here these wonderful words, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:21,23).
What are the gifts and talents you need to be using for God? I encourage you to pray over the following Scriptures, because they speak of various gifting’s which God has given to His people. What direction does God want you to go in?

‘We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully’ (Romans 12:6-8).

‘Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen’
(1 Peter 4:10-11).

‘All who are skilled among you are to come and make everything the Lord has commanded:’ (Exodus 35:10).
‘So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,’ (Ephesians 4:11).

It has been well said that “Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” God bless you as you grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Pastor Matthew

Church Flowers

This gorgeous flower arrangement was created by Penelope Dawson, one of our amazingly talented ‘Flower’ team. Thank you Glenda, Tamar, Paulette, Christine, Penelope, Lily and Jane for creating such beautiful arrangements for the church each week.

Church Services

Sunday Services:

All ages 10.00am and 6:00pm (starting February)

If you are new to the church and would like a visit from one of the pastoral team, please fill in your details on the information card in the foyer and give it to a Host or Church leader. Ranui Baptist Church is a place 'where people matter' - a place where you are valued. Feel free to come and look, ask questions and be yourself. We would enjoy your company over a coffee or cup of tea after the service.

Mission Statement

To be a church family of servants, meeting in multiple services; where everyone of every generation and culture is involved in ministry.
To be a place where people are led to Christ and discipled through genuine, faith building friendships.
To be a church where new believers are quickly set free, healed and released into their God given ministries.
To be a church that is known for His power and His practical love, a church that knows the urgency of the hour.
We believe that there will be baptisms every week.