We are a family-focused, Pentecostal church in Hamilton City.
We were established in 1958 as Open Door Full Gospel Centre, which began as a Sunday school operating under pastors Lou Davy & Milton Greenslade. Over this time we became linked with the New Life Movement in NZ and changed our name to Hamilton New Life Church. We have moved to multiple properties and buildings over 60 years until purchasing the land and building our own church building in 2008. Now there is exciting potential for further development on our property and we are seeking God's wisdom and guidance to the next step in our journey.
It has always been our desire to reach out with practical love and hope to our community and the city around us. We have a heart to see all people in a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ and inspired and equipped to transform the community around them.
Members are encouraged to become involved, to discover their part in belonging and serving. We welcome you to discover more about us by contacting us or joining us on Sunday mornings.
BRUCE & JENNY ROSSER
Bruce & Jenny have been lead pastors of Hamilton New Life for over 25 years. They have three adult children and four grandchildren whom they love to visit when they (rarely!) go on holiday.
It is their heart to see people in a growing relationship with Jesus and to find their place of belonging and connection in the church.
OUR VISION & MISSION
TO INSPIRE EVERYONE TO BE PASSIONATE ABOUT JESUS AND TO EQUIP THEM TO TRANSFORM
Our vision statement is our desired state of the future and describes who we want to become.
Our vision leads the direction we go and the lens in which our ministries are guided by.
Most importantly it stretches our FAITH and causes us to rely on God to see it achieved.
REVEALING GOD, IN ALL OF LIFE
Our mission statement is how we will outwork our vision statement on a daily basis as we engage in all of life.
We will see every person empowered and equipped to impact their world
We will demonstrate the love and power of God in all of life
We will reveal God beyond the four walls of our church; everyone one, everywhere, every day
Summary of our what we believe:
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God
We believe in the Godhead
We believe all people are sinners and require a saviour
We believe Jesus came, died and rose again to save us
We believe Jesus will return for His Church
We believe in salvation by grace through faith
We believe in water baptism
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the spirit-filled life
We believe in divine healing
We believe in communion
We believe the devil is real
We believe in Heaven and Hell
We believe the Church is God's vehicle on Earth
We believe government is put there by God
We believe in the laying on of hands
We believe in biblical marriage
While values such as love, grace and family are part of our core beliefs and foundation, the 5 values below specifically align with our vision and mission. When these values are being embraced and practiced then we know our vision and mission are progressing.
Freedom to Act
IN ALL OF LIFE
Mission & Purpose
KINGDOM OF GOD
Touching the Supernatural