The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not.
And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it–or the righteousness of another.
The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people.
He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.
We are ordinary people who struggle and live, just like you.
We are still learning what it means to be like Jesus, and we find it hard to do.
We make mistakes. We have moral struggles. But we are determined to change.
We want to admit our sins and struggles, and we want to do something about them, with God’s help.
Some of the ways that we aim to grow are:
As we mature and grow in our faith and in our image of Christ Jesus, we desire to serve others. This is the active part of being a disciple of Jesus.
Each one of us have gifts that we can share in God’s kingdom.
As disciples we seek to develop our gifts and share them with others within our Church Family and also in the community that we live in.
Areas that we serve as a Church Family are:
We hold Church services on Sunday mornings and afternoons. Anyone is welcome to attend!
Our pastor leads our services which usually include, singing, prayer, reading the Bible and a sermon.
After the morning service there’s opportunity to get to know each other better over a cuppa.
A créche is available in the morning service, and we have a Sunday School children’s programme before and during the morning service.
We often have shared lunches, and you are definitely invited to these.
We’d love for you to come and join us!
Our service times and locations are:
10:30 a.m Lamb and Hayward Wai-Mana Chapel, 92 Kippenberger Ave, Rangiora
4:30 p.m. John Knox Presbyterian Church, on the corner of King and High Streets
Albert Couperus is happily married to Hanneke. Together they have four daughters. Rangiora Reformed Church is Albert’s first post as a Minister. Prior to entering pastoral ministry he worked for 16 years as a Physiotherapist. In his spare time Albert enjoys family time and multisport. He also coaches for one of his daughter’s hockey teams, and is a Trustee on the Rangiora New Life School Trust Board. He is a proud Highlanders rugby supporter, but would support the Crusaders for the sake of the Gospel!
He is passionate to see people equipped to be disciples for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ so that they can bring the Gospel to others. If you would love to make contact with him to discuss our Church please email: albert
Preaching from the Bible is the central element of worship. Through the preaching of Scripture, God speaks to us today by His Holy Spirit. We preach exegetically from the Bible during both of our services.
|Listen to MP3||A King Like All the Nations|
1 Samuel 8: 1-22
|15 Sep 2019 AM|
|Listen to MP3||Ebenezer|
1 Samuel 7:1-17
|4 Aug 2019 AM|
|Listen to MP3||The Comfort of Our Heavenly Father - LD 9|
|28 Jul 2019 PM|
|Listen to MP3||The Anatomy of Repentance|
1 Samuel 7:2-4
|28 Jul 2019 AM|
|Listen to MP3||How do we worship?|
1 Samuel 6:1-21
|21 Jul 2019 AM|
|Listen to MP3||What Does Faith Do?|
Hebrews 11:1-3; HC LD 7
|30 Jun 2019 PM|
|Listen to MP3||Don't Call it a Comeback|
1 Samuel 5:1-12
|30 Jun 2019 AM|
|Listen to MP3||Nisi Dominus Frustra|
|23 Jun 2019 AM|
|Listen to MP3||What if God was One of Us?|
Hebrews 2:10-13; HC LD 6
|16 Jun 2019 PM|
|Listen to MP3||Thinking Outside the Box|
1 Samuel 4
|16 Jun 2019 AM|
|Listen to MP3||The Effect of God's Word|
1 Samuel 3
|16 Jun 2019 AM|
|Listen to MP3||Its the Putting it Right that Counts|
2 Corinthians 5:18-6:2; HC LD 5
|9 Jun 2019 PM|
|Listen to MP3||What does Pentecost mean for us?|
|9 Jun 2019 AM|
|Listen to MP3||Judgement is Coming|
Matthew 25:31-40; HC LD 4
|2 Jun 2019 PM|
|Listen to MP3||Living in the Light of Christ's Ascension|
|2 Jun 2019 AM|
|Listen to MP3||Created Good but Corrupted|
Genesis 1:26-31; HC LD 3
|19 May 2019 PM|
|Listen to MP3||God's Stubborn Purposes|
1 Samuel 2:12-36
|19 May 2019 AM|
|Listen to MP3||Are you Miserable?|
Matthew 22:34-40; HC LD 2
|12 May 2019 PM|
|Listen to MP3||Who is Your God?|
1 Samuel 2:1-10
|12 May 2019 AM|
|Listen to MP3||What is Your Only Comfort?|
Isaiah 40:1-11; HC LD 1
|5 May 2019 PM|
We are part of a larger group of churches known collectively as the Reformed Churches of New Zealand. Together, we hold a common set of beliefs and practices, and work together for mutual encouragement, accountability, and furthering the kingdom of God through the proclamation of the Gospel of Grace in New Zealand.
We would like to hear from you. If you desire to know more, are interested in joining, or are visiting Rangiora, please send us an email via the contact form below and someone will be in contact with you.