Other Ministries

The Bible records this about Jesus in:

(John 1 v14) “And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”
Likewise, Community Ministries are visible outworking of the church’s call to charitable works outlined in scripture.

Children’s Play Group

Meets Monday and Tuesday 9.30 – 11.30. Formatted as an unstructured pre-school play environment, mothers and children can interact socially while utilising the equipment and resources provided.

Mainly Music

Each Thursday 10 am ($3/child or $4 a family), this program provides pre-school teaching with a musical theme.  Introduced to Ranui in 2005, there has been rapid growth in numbers attending – 40 in December!

Craft group

Tuesday 9.30am –12pm at Ranui Baptist Church café  (free and open to the community) We are a welcoming and friendly group enjoying many different types of crafts.  Come and learn something new or bring a project of your own to work on.  We run regular tutorials where we try a new art/craft project to donate to others.  For more info ph. Michelle 837-8679.

 

Op Shop

Affordable clothing is sold from the Ranui Community Op Shop situated by the Ranui shops along Swanson Road.  Donated stock is sourced from a community bin placed outside the shop. The shop is staffed by volunteers and its proceeds provide Ranui Baptist Community Care with income that is distributed back to the local community by way of grants.

Food Bank

Donated food is distributed to families and individuals in Ranui and close suburbs.  Contact is through the Church office and recipients are encouraged to seek budgeting advice after the second parcel. Food is sourced from several valued suppliers in the community as well as through weekly donations from church members. Donations of money are used to top-up nutritional and quality content of parcels.

Parenting Courses

Topics include:

  • How to communicate with your children
  • How to raise a moral child
  • The 5 principles of correction

Contact e-mail: Russell Watts

Budgeting

Trained advisers provide free personalised information and programs as a satellite branch of Western Districts Budgeting Services.

Charity

Ranui Baptist Community Care

Ranui Baptist Community Care seeks to provide leadership, direction and resources that enable the Church to minister to its local community by seeking to meet social, emotional, physical, spiritual and educational needs of the people in its local community.

The Trust provides a cluster of community services and programmes operating in or near the Ranui Baptist Community Centre, utilising between 20 – 35 volunteers every week:

 Families/whanau  

Second Chance Op Shop Food bank

Free Budgeting Services                                

Special Needs grants process

Helping Hands Fund

Free Counselling Services

Community Service Workers

Youth Development             

BoyZone (8-12 yrs)

Cornerstone Youth (Teens)

Seniors

Evergreens – Social club for senior citizens

 Families – Early Intervention

Playgroup for mums and their pre-schoolers

Mainly Music program for pre-schoolers

Community Toy Library

Baby Baskets

Parenting Seminars

Parenting Library

Budgeting Seminars

Community Development

Community Chaplain –Pastoral Care

Community Pastoral Response Team

Community Services Activator

We recognise that it is not enough to help just individuals as effective action means offering assistance to the whole family/whanau and we achieve this through the Pastoral Care Team who may be contacted via the Community Chaplain.

Evergreen Friendship Club (over 50’s)

Meets every Friday 10am to 1:15pm. $3 for lunch.  Bottomless tea and coffee. Great range of social and fun activities.  Trip away once a month.

Contact Glenice Jensen: (09) 833-6288

Counselling

There are a number of people in the Church trained in counselling skills and Holy Spirit ministry.

Community

Community Services Activator – Graeme Stewart

Community Chaplain – Graham Davis