New Zealand’s founding document, The Treaty of Waitangi, brought together two ethnicities and made them one people. It also made provision for those of other ethnicities to become part of the people of New Zealand.

At South West Baptist we delight in meeting people of other cultures and ethnicities and seeing them woven into the life of the church.

Culture Explore Series – A series of nights that is run annually and explores what it means to be a follower of Christ in other communities

ESOL Resources – Bible based ESOL resources that are available for purchase

Ricecube – A multi-ethnic community that meets to study English and the Bible

South West English Classes – We offer English classes from a beginner level and above

South West Underground – A group that supports persecuted Christians through practical means and prayer

Te Kura Reo – A Maori language class that runs each week

Te Rongopai – A continuation of the story of the first Christmas in New Zealand