We’ve been part of the Blockhouse Bay community since 1974. We were originally called First Alliance Church because we were the first church established in New Zealand by The Christian and Missionary Alliance. In 1998 we changed our name to Blockhouse Bay Community Church (BBCC) to more accurately reflect our location and commitment to our community but we are still very much an Alliance church, totally committed and connected with the Alliance Family.
The Alliance is a worldwide Christian movement working in almost 90 countries, with thousands of Pastors and Missionaries and millions of members. It traces it’s history back to 1887 and the Canadian Presbyterian minister, Dr Albert B Simpson, who was known for his commitment to the deeper Christian life, and global missions. Simpson’s leadership influenced the forming of two Christian ministries which later merged to become the Christian & Missionary Alliance. One of our more widely known members is Dr A.W. Tozer, noted preacher, writer, and theologian of the 20th Century.
While the Alliance has grown to become a highly respected international denomination, it remains more of a movement at heart – still committed to helping people grow deeper in Christ, and taking the gospel to all people, everywhere. Blockhouse Bay Community Church shares this commitment and loves working with people, ministries and churches who share our passion.
Our Calling describes the mission, vision, and focus of our church.
We’re called to be a tangible expression of Jesus to the world, empowered by the Spirit to proclaim the Gospel, reconcile lost people back to God, and transform them into fully devoted followers of Christ.
Our Culture is summarised by the phrase Real People, Real Life as we aspire to be a culture characterised by genuine, truthful, and transparent relationships with God, ourselves, and others; and experience the fullness of life God promises through faith in Jesus Christ. In the beauty and diversity of a multicultural church and society, we’ll encourage a clearly Christian culture consistent with a church living under the leadership of Jesus Christ. We believe this culture will inspire, challenge, encourage, and transform people to become all they can be in Christ. In developing this culture we’ll focus on four key areas which: