Our Church

We want to be an open and welcoming community integrating new people into the heart of our church, but most of all we would like to grow by bringing our friends and neighbours to Christ with ‘life on life’ relationship.

Pastoral Care

Our Pastoral Care Networks are strong, multi-layered, and at times informal and organic.

Ministry and Elders

Provide spiritual direction and leadership for the congregation as a whole. Available for formal visits with parishioners from time to time.

Pastoral Care Co-ordinator

Keeps communication open between our different Pastoral Care Networks. Liases with others when formal visiting is required.

Prayer Shepherds

Each member of St Peters is assigned a Prayer Shepherd who make contact with their ‘flock’ quarterly to gather any prayer needs.

Prayer Chain

Provides confidential prayer support for all members of St Peters.

Rest Home Visitors

Committed to visiting our church members who are now living in full-time care.

Small Groups 

Where genuine and mutual support is offered to one another. For many, the first port of call for Pastoral Care.

Prayer Ministry

At St Peters we believe that everyone needs to experience compassion.

We all need a bit of help at times.  For this reason, we offer prayer ministry as one of our core activities. Rev. Enosa Auva’a and our team of Elders are more than happy to pray with you at any time.  If you have an ongoing need we have a team of discrete pray-ers who will keep your need in prayer for a longer time.

We treat every person as a unique child of God and so we are happy to journey with you for a time and to recommend some other resources such as a spiritual director or a counsellor.

There are a number of ways you can access our St Peters prayer ministry:

  • By calling and asking us to pray for you over the phone.
  • You can text or email us a prayer need.
  • We are happy to meet you at the church.
  • At a hospital.
  • In your own home (we can come to you).

Got questions?  Or facing a difficult circumstance?  We are also happy to talk things through with you, perhaps to bring a biblical perspective, or to help you ask where God might be in your circumstances.

Enosa enjoys having a coffee or a tea with people and just chatting if the above all sounds a bit confusing.

Small Groups

“I love going to my Small Group, just hanging out with the guys and talking about life.  It’s really good to have a bunch of guys I can pray with also.”

Getting involved with St Peters is not just about Sunday church services, we have a stack of Small Groups to suit most people, and we are often starting new ones.  These Small Groups allow you to get to know a bunch of people a bit better, to ask questions, to be cared for and to pray together.

All our Small Groups do some sort of study, but they also have fun and care for each other.

We have a range of groups available:

  • Daytime groups with older ladies
  • Groups for younger women
  • Mixed groups
  • Evening and morning groups for blokes

What do Small Groups look like?

Comprising of 6-12 people, groups meet in homes and offices throughout the city. Each group has a leader from our congregation and receives supervision support from our pastoral staff.

How often do they meet?

Groups generally meet 2 – 4 times a month for worship, bible study, friendship and prayer. Some groups also participate in regular service projects or social events.

What can I gain from being involved in a Small Group?

Our groups provide a sanctuary from the pressures and anxieties of life in the city and can help you make new friends. Small Groups are places where we can be revitalized and strengthened as we seek to reflect the love of Jesus Christ. As God made us for community, we need others to help us apply the gospel to our lives. Our hope is that everyone who attends St Peters will be involved in a Small Group.

Our Youth

At St Peters in the City discipleship and faith are important to us. We are intentional about joining our children on the journey of faith in order for them to grow and flourish in Christ.

We offer the following programmes:

Kids in Christ (KIC) for children from pre-school to Year 6 and is held during the 10.00am Sunday Service throughout the school term.

St Peters Boys Brigade which is part of a nationwide movement for boys  aged 6 to 18. We’re a club for boys, we do boys stuff and boy do we have fun!

ICONZ4girlz meets at St Peters on Tuesday nights from 6pm to 7.30pm and we cater for girls 5 to 17 years old. We have a variety of fun activities designed to educate, inspire and develop.

Junior Bible Class (JBC) designed for people in Years 7-8 JBC runs during St Peters second service every Sunday of the school term and is a time given to building an understanding of the important foundational elements of the Christian faith.

St Peters Youth where we have a great team of committed youth leaders and enjoy a varied program including bible study, speakers, a worship band or two, games and discussion in groups.

Get Connected

At St Peters in the City, Tauranga, we seek to be a people so inspired by our relationship with God that we are compelled to share it joyfully with others.

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis