Micro-Church is Knox's small group network. As the name suggests, each group is a church. This is in keeping with Jesus' definition of church as "where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them" (Mt 18:20).
Each Micro-Church group is given the freedom to function as an autonomous community within the larger church community.
God primarily is a relational God, "God is love" (1 John 4:8). As beings made in the image of God, people are primarily relational beings. As a consequence, we all have a deep-seated need for the social interaction and a need to belong to a community. The intent of Micro-Church is to create a forum where meaningful social interaction can take place. In reality, this means people connecting with each other takes precedence over get a job done; hospitality trumps function. Eating together, Fun, Friendship, Enjoying others company, meaningful conversation, feeling at ease, a low threat environment, no pressure, discovery, atmosphere, and spontaneity, are all concepts that convey what we mean by Micro-Church.
Band of Brothers
Men: Friendship, Food, Discussion and Bible Exploration
Contact Graham Armstrong
Address: 1391 Devon Road, Waitara
Phone: 764 6005
Beta Bible Study
Post alpha bible study group
Contact Dorothy Dewar
Address: 75 Bayly Street, Waitara
Phone: 754 4422
The lighthouse is a prayer and bible exploration group for anyone who wants some fellowship, friendship, discussion, and food.
Contact: Karen Dickson or Carol Shenton
Address: 554 Mokau Road
Phone: (Karen) 752 3486 or (Carol) 754 8590
Doing Life Together
Vigorous discussion on any topic.
7:30 Monday’s at the Pearce’s
Contact: Adam and Taryn
Mumzone is a night out for Mums and female friends which involves great food and an activity or celebration. It happens once a term and it is a great social event.
For more information, please contact:
the church office 7544356
Old Time Hymns
Mixed: Hymn singing, Friendship
First Sunday of Month 2pm
Contact: Queenie Silby
Address: Church Cafe
Phone: 754 7132
Mixed: Fun, friendship and the pursuit of anything to do with petrol vapour.
By arrangement, usually Saturday
Contact: Andrew Larsen
Address: Contact Andrew
Phone: 754 4942
Men and Women 55+: Telling a story, book review, a speaker or activity followed by afternoon tea.
Second Tuesday of the Month, 1.30pm
Contact: Lynette Hodge
Address: Church Cafe
Phone: 754 6443
Stretch and Grow
Women: Bible study, Discussion, and friendship.
Mondays at 2.30 pm
Contact: Margaret Murray
Super "O"wesome Group
Embrace your inner bible nerd, share some kai, and have a good old fashioned "chin wag".
Contact: Rebekah and Trevor
As a group, we want to provide help to our community and to the Women’s Refuge in particular. Even if you can’t sew or knit, we could still use your help.
Contact: Janice Giddy
Address: Knox Cafe
Phone: 752 3795
Waitara Community Singers
Play an instrument and love a good sing-a-long? Give me a call.
“The joy of entertaining ourselves and the public”
Contact: Margaret Wiggins
Music for Church, Youth, and Concerts, skill development, friendship and fun.
Practice Thursday 7.30 pm
Contact: Daniel Chapman
Address: Church Auditorium
Phone: for information contact Church Office 754 4356
Prayer @ 6.30am
6.30-7.15am Thursdays at Knox Church
8.30-9.30am on Sundays before the morning service in the green room. The altar conveys the sense of sacrifice, waiting on God, baring yourself before God, and seeking God. A place where you will be contemplative, and open to the Holy Spirit's leading. A place where revelation flows and intercession is made. All are welcome.
The Boiler Room
9.30-9.45am before Sunday service. A different type of prayer, more shock prayer, mainly concerning the morning service to follow
Emergency Prayer Chain
Contact Judy Armstrong 754 6005
Monday Morning Prayer
6-7 am at the Parker's. We pack a punch in the heavenlies for those who are sick or need Jesus.
Prayer for Rangatahi
6-6.30pm Wednesday nights
Days of Prayer
Occurs each year in the lead up to Easter.
Contact the church office 7544356