About Mangapapa Church in Gisborne, New Zealand

Mangapapa Church Focus for 2017:
‘To bring people to Jesus  Christ and wholeness through His love, Light and Life’
'Develop our Connections within the Church Body' 

People who walk in wholeness:

  • Prioritize recognising their abiding relationship with Jesus. (John 15:5 See Diagram below)
  • Know and apply God’s word in their life
  • Surrender their lives to Jesus, and choose to obey His leading by the Holy Spirit
  • Are connected with others who build into their lives and faith
  • Reach out to others, have an outward focus.

Mangapapa Church will bring people to wholeness through:

  • A culture of, “Come as you are, but don’t stay that way”
  • Discipleship Counselling, into an abiding relationship in Jesus Christ
  • Our relationships based in and working out of the 'Agape Love' of Father, Son & Holy Spirit. 

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John 15:5  "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing”.


I am a branch and I choose to abide in Christ the Vine, by faith and humility. 
I choose not to abide when I am in pride and unbelief in an area of my life, and so I close the door to His life flow.  Eventually I will find I cannot live that way, I confess that and I open the door again.