Our Ministries


Kids ministries

We have a variety of kids and youth programmes available for all ages.  
Knox Kids

Knox Kids is our children's programme that runs at the same time as our Sunday service. It is divided into two parts; Knox Minis for 4-6yr olds, and Knox Kids for 7-12yr olds. Both programs are jam-packed full of action, fun, and friendship. Each term, we explore a theme that interlinks with the Christian message and each child joins a group with some of our awesome leaders. Knox Kids also involves leadership training for intermediates and teens, school holiday camps, sleepovers, and loads of adventures. Come join us every Sunday during the school term from 10.30 am-11:30 am.

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Rainbow Playgroup

Rainbow Playgroup is where babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, along with their parents/caregivers come together for lots of play, music, craft and friendship. We share morning tea together and its a great time for both children and their carers. It is run every Thursday from 9:45am-11:45am during the school term. There is also a Rainbow Playgroup on Sunday mornings during our Sunday Service.

For more information contact Lisa Parsons at the church office 754 4356 or lisa@waitara.org.nz



DBX Girls

DBX Girls is a place where girls aged 7 to 12 years old get together to do crafts, dancing, cooking, games, and outdoor activity while having lots of fun! It is a great place to meet friends, learn stories of the Bible, and be around a great bunch of people. It meets every Tuesday after school from 3:30 pm-5:15pm during the school term and costs $2 per session.

For more information, please contact the church office at 754 4356.

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Holiday Clubs

Woohoo, the holidays are fast approaching, why not send your kids to our holiday club the second week. Get in quick as there are only limited spaces. More information can be found below. 

For more information talk to Lisa Parsons

Ph: 754 4356

Email: lisa@waitara.org.nz

DBX Boys

DBX Boys is an action-packed programme that is filled with games, challenges, and outdoor missions. It is a great place to meet new friends, learn more about God, and have a great time. DBX Boys meets every Tuesday from 6pm-7:30pm during the school term and costs $2 per session. 

For more information, contact the church office

at 754 4356.


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EPIC Youth

EPIC Youth groups are filled with crazy games, lots of competition, extreme activities and learning about who God is.  A great night with super leaders, fantastic food, and a fun atmosphere.  It runs Wednesday nights 6:30pm - 8:30pm during the school term.


For more information, please contact the church office at 754 4356

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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
Wednesday 7.30pm

Contact Graham Armstrong
Address: 1391 Devon Road, Waitara
Phone: 764 6005
Email: g.j.armstrong@slingshot.co.nz

Beta Bible Study

Post alpha bible study group
Tuesday 11-2pm

Contact Dorothy Dewar
Address: 75 Bayly Street, Waitara
Phone: 754 4422


A micro-church group catering for women of all ages including those with small children. Coffee, cupcakes, prayer, Bible study and friendship.
Weekly Wednesday 10-11.45am

Contact: Chris Beale
Address: Church Rainbow Room
Phone: 7544912 

Date with Jen

Senior Mixed: friendship, coffee, date scones, and a good story.
Bi-Monthly Wednesday 10.30 am

Contact: Jennie McCullough
Address: Church Cafe
Phone: 757 3648
Email: majah@xtra.co.nz



Dance like David did, Praise the Lord, have fun and exercise, all at the same time! Anyone, any age, any ability, $5

Wednesdays @ 9.10 am, during term time 

Contact: Janice Giddy
Address: Knox Gym
Phone: 752 3795

Ladies Lunch

Women: food, fun, say what you think conversations.
4th Friday of the Month

Contact: Coral West
Address: Cafe decided by consensus
Phone: 754 7745
Email: logansdoll@gmail.com


The lighthouse is a prayer and bible exploration group for anyone who wants some fellowship, friendship, discussion, and food.
Tuesdays 7.30pm

Contact: Karen Dickson or Carol Shenton
Address: 554 Mokau Road
Phone: (Karen) 752 3486 or (Carol) 754 8590

More than Life

Young Adults: vigorous discussion on any topic.
Fortnightly, Mondays at 7.30 pm

Contact: Rosemary and Nathan
Address: 52 Blake Street, Waitara
Phone: 0276321561


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

Petrol Heads

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: Leah Beattie
Address: 2/86 Grey Street, Waitara
Phone: 754 6133

Tabitha Crafts

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.
Tuesday Mornings

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


Worship Team

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


Mixed: friendship, food, discussion, Bible exploration.
Mondays at 7.30 pm

Contact: David and Christine Cambie
Address: Ohanga Road, Onaero
Phone: 754 3882
Email: dccambie@xtra.co.nz


Prayer @ 6.30am
6.30-7.15am Thursdays at Knox Church

The Altar
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


Pop Up Prayer for Peru

Wednesdays 12.30-1pm @ Knox


Prayer for Rangatahi

6-6.30pm Wednesday nights


Days of Prayer
See "Days of Prayer" under events




Contact the church office 7544356


Office Hours - Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Phone - (06) 754 4356
Facebook - Knox Church Waitara
Address - 17 Grey St, Waitara
Postal -  P.O. Box 216, Waitara, 4346
Email - teresa@waitara.org.nz

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