Grace Presbyterian Church
of New Zealand
GPCNZ is a denomination that started in 2002 out of a desire to remain faithful to traditional biblical Christianity. We place a large emphasis on living out the reality of grace in our relationships to each other and the world that God has placed us in. This means that we hold on to our Biblical convictions without allowing them to close the door on relationships with others. As one person has described us, our belief system is the skeleton which helps define what we believe, but the grace of God is our skin and flesh. When you meet us, Lord willing, the first thing you will experience is God’s grace, but when you spend time with us and begin to poke around you will discover that we have deeply held convictions underneath. (You can find these beliefs in our “about us” page here.)
The thing that drives us as a group of churches is a desire to see God glorified by people being satisfied in Christ. We do this through a variety of different ways and this belief is held together by two simple beliefs. 1) God is great and worthy of all glory and praise, and 2) men and women are made in God’s image for God’s glory and their own joy. We believe that men and women will wander restlessly until they find their rest in God, so we seek to enable people to find their rest in Him.
Although we live at a time when there are many different views around humanity and sexuality, we hold to a conservative Biblical worldview which emphasises the worth of humanity because it is created in God’s image, and the beauty of human sexuality that honours God. You can learn more about our views on humanity and sexuality here.
If you are interested in knowing more about what it means to glorify God by enjoying him forever we encourage you to get in touch with one of our churches or pastors here.