Values and Vision


Transforming Lives

We believe God wants to transform the lives of whole households in West Hamilton, starting in the suburb of Nawton where we are based. He wants to work through ordinary believers like you and me. And He wants us to work in partnership with other local churches and organisations.

God has called us to reach out to "households" - not just individuals. We're doing that using a new model of church. We're setting up "missional communities" and training disciples to make more disciples, just like Jesus did. These communities are designed to multiply "organically" - without the costs that usually come with church growth.

God's transforming power for our community starts with the good news about Jesus Christ. Jesus died for our sins and rose again so we could have eternal life with him - starting now!

Westside Church is a bible-based church that believes healing is for today, and that God hands out spiritual gifts to his children.

We are members of Acts Churches New Zealand (formerly the Apostolic Church Movement of NZ) but we also have strong relationships with other churches in West Hamilton.

Our office is on the corner of Hyde Ave and Durham Street in Nawton, and we meet next door in the Western Community Centre each Sunday.

We believe God wants to build his kingdom in West Hamilton. Will you build with us?

We Believe God Has Nawton on His Heart

Our aim is to bring whole families into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. That’s the starting point to release families into God's abundant life. Our focus right now is on making disciples who make disciples.

Our Values

The following is who God intends us to be, even if some are still a "work in progress". Our fellowship:

  • loves and worships Jesus
  • has eternal or ‘kingdom’ vision
  • is founded on prayer and the truth of God’s word (written and revealed)
  • sees signs and wonders confirming our focus and direction
  • knows what it is to have ‘Christ in you’
  • knows how to love and is not too busy to care
  • is a family of all ages, built on real and connected relationships
  • has a desperate desire to see people saved and discipled
  • is equipped to move in God’s giftings (children too)
  • encourages and enables individuals to fulfil their destiny in Christ
  • recognises the call to go to the nations
  • knows how to celebrate!

Acts Churches

Westside Church is a member of Acts Churches New Zealand (formerly the Apostolic Church Movement). Westside Church also supports the Acts Churches New Zealand mission statement.