Reformed Church of Rangiora

A Christ Centered, Bible Believing Church in the Waimakariri

The Gospel

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:

  • Reading through and applying the Bible to our lives.
  • Daily prayer.
  • Worship and teaching at our weekly Sunday gatherings.
  • Small groups that meet midweek for mutual support, teaching and accountability.


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:

  • Once a month we sing at the Ballarat Care Home.
  • As a growing Church plant we are growing closer as a Church Family.
  • We are seeking out new relationships within our community so that we can tell others about Jesus: the way, the truth and the life.


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

Our Pastor

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.

Title Preached
Listen to MP3A King Like All the Nations
1 Samuel 8: 1-22
15 Sep 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Ebenezer
1 Samuel 7:1-17
4 Aug 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Comfort of Our Heavenly Father - LD 9
Matthew 6:25-34
28 Jul 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Anatomy of Repentance
1 Samuel 7:2-4
28 Jul 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3How do we worship?
1 Samuel 6:1-21
21 Jul 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3What Does Faith Do?
Hebrews 11:1-3; HC LD 7
30 Jun 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Don't Call it a Comeback
1 Samuel 5:1-12
30 Jun 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Nisi Dominus Frustra
Psalm 127
23 Jun 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3What if God was One of Us?
Hebrews 2:10-13; HC LD 6
16 Jun 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Thinking Outside the Box
1 Samuel 4
16 Jun 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3The Effect of God's Word
1 Samuel 3
16 Jun 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Its the Putting it Right that Counts
2 Corinthians 5:18-6:2; HC LD 5
9 Jun 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3What does Pentecost mean for us?
Acts 2:1-13
9 Jun 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Judgement is Coming
Matthew 25:31-40; HC LD 4
2 Jun 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Living in the Light of Christ's Ascension
Colossians 3:1-4
2 Jun 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Created Good but Corrupted
Genesis 1:26-31; HC LD 3
19 May 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3God's Stubborn Purposes
1 Samuel 2:12-36
19 May 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Are you Miserable?
Matthew 22:34-40; HC LD 2
12 May 2019 PM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3Who is Your God?
1 Samuel 2:1-10
12 May 2019 AM
Albert Couperus
Listen to MP3What is Your Only Comfort?
Isaiah 40:1-11; HC LD 1
5 May 2019 PM
Albert Couperus

Reformed Churches of New Zealand

Reformed Churches of New Zealand 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.

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