Equipping People for Life Through Faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe in equipping and empowering the whole church to be on mission for God. Ministry should be in the hands of every believer, not just for a chosen few. Whether you have been called to education, healthcare, media, arts & entertainment, sport, business, government or family, we want to champion you to extend the Kingdom of God in your world.
Our Heart Beats
When people come together, united around a common cause with agreed values, they can become an unstoppable force on the earth. The Bible speaks in Proverbs 4, out of our heart flow the issues of life. To help us have a healthy culture, we have wrapped our values around the word HEART, giving you the heartbeats of Equippers.
We seek to honour God, God's Word and each other.
We excel by having a spirit of excellence. We excel in giving God the best of our time, talent and treasure.
Greatness comes from serving others and being more like Jesus. We advance the Kingdom of God when we use our gifts by serving God, our city and one another.
We are intentional about reaching out to those who are close to us, but far away from God.
We love doing life together. We're not just people who are in the same room together, but we're together together, sharing a common vision to love God and to love others.
Our Senior Pastors
Sam & Kathy Monk
Sam and Kathy Monk have been leading Equippers Church since the year 2000. Sam is the visionary leader of Equippers, and the national leader of ACTS Churches NZ. They personify vision, strength and grace, and have consistently led Equippers for many years, after taking on leadership of the church in their mid-twenties.
Bruce & Helen Monk
Bruce and Helen Monk have faithfully served in ministry for over 40 years. Bruce leads the International Equippers Network, ministering all around the world, and Helen leads the children's ministry of Equippers Church Auckland, after also ministering globally. Together they have built an incredible legacy, and continue to do so today.
We believe there is one true living God, who eternally exists in three persons in unity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures.
We believe in the original perfection of creation; the inherent corruptness of humanity through the Fall; the necessity of repentance and regeneration by grace and through faith in Christ alone, and the eternal separation from God of the finally unrepentant.
We believe in the virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, triumphant resurrection, ascension and continuing intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ, His second coming and eternal Kingdom reign.
We believe in the justification and sanctification of believers through the finished work of Christ, their security as they remain in Him, and their future resurrection in an incorruptible body. We believe in the sacraments of baptism by immersion and of the Lord’s Supper.
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit for believers with supernatural signs, empowering the Church for its mission in the world. We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit for the building up of the Church and ministry to the world.
We believe in Christ’s leadership of the Church through the ascension ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, for the unity, maturity and growth of the Church.
We believe in the privilege and responsibility of wise stewardship of all that God has given, including the practice of tithing to the local church.
We believe that marriage is ordained by God in Scripture for the exclusive union between one man and one woman, for their mutual help and comfort.