Come & See Us
We are people who, like you, have needs, desires, hopes, dreams, hurts and sorrows. We experience fears and joys, frustrations and delights. And we are growing in discovering the impact of the truth that Jesus Christ, the Son of God who also became man and lived among people, is alive. He reveals God to us as Father, and together with the Father is at work in our lives by his Spirit, communicating the Father's love, grace and forgiveness to us, into the nitty gritty of our everyday lives. This is an ongoing journey of amazing discovery all the days of our lives. It is available to all, to any who ask him.
...at any of our locations where people, the 'church', meets. Click Find a Church for locations across New Zealand. Make yourself known to us, and that you have heard about us via this website. Ask your questions.
What do you do to join us...
Take some time among us, to get to know us. Ask your questions about Jesus, the Bible, the Lutheran Church, other spiritual matters, concerns or needs. Talk with the pastor and leaders, and we will try to help you where we can. Go to Frequently Asked Questions and About Lutherans for more information about us.
Who to contact:
The pastor or a leader at the church you want to enquire at. Click Find a Church for locations and contact numbers across New Zealand.
Finding out more about becoming a Christian...
Begin by talking with a Christian you already know or contact one of our pastors. Ask them questions. Get a modern translation of the Bible and read Mark's Gospel and the letter to the Ephesians. Ask God to lead you to discover His truth as you read. It is His Word - He can reveal its meaning and life to you. He says, "Ask, and you will receive."
To be a Christian means being part of a community of faith - a church. There are no 'lone-ranger' Christians - it is all about being part of the community which is the body of Christ in the world.
- Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and yet also truly human, who suffered and died on the cross for us.
- Repent to God the Father, confessing our sin to Him, receiving His forgiveness and peace.
- Receive the Holy Spirit, who brings us to faith, gives us gifts for service and keeps us secure in God's grace.
Christians are therefore baptised in the name of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
As St Peter says,
"Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off - for all whom the Lord our God will call." (Acts 2:38-39)
Talk with a pastor about baptism. Click About Lutherans: Baptism for more. Continue to talk with your Christian friend(s), and with the pastor, and ask them about God's working in their lives, about prayer, about the Holy Spirit's work in your life, etc.
Continue to explore your questions and journey of faith, asking the Lord to lead you. This is the beginning of an adventure of discovering relationship with the living God, made available to us through Jesus Christ, worked in us by the power of His Spirit.
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