God called Sandra and I to St Albans Baptist Church, (SABC) in 1997, and we inherited a 69 year young church with a continuing vision which we have restated in these terms.
Our mission is to win and impact our community and city, and influence our nation and the world for God, by building a great church.
Building a great church means building great hearted people who care about life and the community we live in. We are committed to creating an environment in which people can love God, love one another, grow in maturity and use their God-given gifts. We at SABC are building a community of caring and supportive people who are successful in life because we have found purpose and destiny through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Together we want to build a contemporary church that serves our local community and can make Jesus famous in our day!
God trusts us with this awesome task. It is above and beyond us by ourselves, but is not beyond Him in us. He believes in us more than we do.
I hope you are encouraged as you explore SABC through this website, and if visiting Christchurch we would love to see you at one of our weekend services.
John and Sandra.