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Regional Network

Baptist principles and practices have always valued an even spread of leadership and resources. To help achieve this, and to enable all churches to feel connected to the wider Baptist work, some aspects relating to the task of resourcing Baptist churches throughout New Zealand have been entrusted to the regions through a Regional Network.

The network connects churches with other churches in their vicinity and utilises the experience and expertise of both pastoral and lay people to inspire and train others, and bring about the fulfilment of the visions of individual Baptist churches.

From 2013, each region will appoint a Regional Mission Leader who will be responsible for building a team to support their local churches. This team will include:

  • BYM consultant

  • Children and Families coach

  • Pastoral placement coordinator

  • Cluster coaching

  • Baptist Māori ministries

  • Community ministries

  • Conflict management

  • Pastoral care of church pastors

  • Prayer coordinator.

To facilitate the encouragement and resourcing of churches, the Regional Mission Leaders meet regularly with the National Leader and other Regional Mission Leaders. 


Connecting, supporting, coaching and resourcing each other to partner with God’s purpose for his church.
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Waikato region is made up of 21 Baptist churches from the Coromandel down to Otorohanga in the south.
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Bay of Plenty Eastland

The region is made up of 19 churches but some of these meet with the Waikato region as this suit them geographically.
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A new Regional Mission leader has been appointed for the Hawkes Bay area.
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A team of eight meets monthly to give oversight to Wellington's 32 Baptist churches.
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Top of the South

This region’s Baptist churches are supported by a Cluster Team and three Regional Advisors.
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Canterbury Westland

A commitment to unity and mission is at the centre of this Regional Network.
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 Otago Southland

Otago Southland Association operates as a resourcing team for the Otago and Southland region which is made up of approximately 15 Baptist churches.
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Postal Address
National Resource Centre, PO Box 12 149,
Penrose, Auckland 1642

Physical Address
473 Great South Road, Penrose, Auckland


Phone: (09) 526 0333



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