Connect Church is a new church in Christchurch started in 2012, birthed from a vision to see many families find hope and life in Jesus Christ. While there are many good churches in this city we have responded to God’s call to begin a church here in southern Christchurch with our own distinctive and mandate.


We are Holy Spirit-led people and this is a Holy Spirit-led church. Our mandate is to make disciples of Jesus Christ; leading people to faith and helping them grow. We want to equip believers to serve the Lord with all their hearts and abilities and for each of us to live for God passionately. We believe that we should be involved in our communities, being salt and light and bringing blessing wherever we go. We also know that this message of faith, hope, and love is to be shared with the lost here in Christchurch and in the nations.


The Bible | God’s transforming Word at work in our lives
Dependency on the Holy Spirit | Empowered for life
Growth | Having the character of Christ formed in us
People | Everyone matters
Team | Serving one another in love
Community | Doing life together
Generosity | Excelling in the grace of giving


The Assemblies of God in New Zealand was formed in 1927 and currently consists of more than 230 churches with over 25,000 attendees. We are a growing, multi-cultural Pentecostal movement of like-minded, autonomous churches. Our services are contemporary, relevant and vibrant. We want to make a positive impact in our communities.

Visit the AGNZ website to know more about what we as an Assemblies of God in NZ church believe:

Connect Church exists to bring Glory to God and make disciples of Jesus Christ