Grow­ing church wants own home

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By RHI­AN­NON McCON­NELL

Porirua’s Kings Church is cel­e­brat­ing its 10-year an­niver­sary and a move.

How­ever, se­nior pas­tor Pete Henare said the church was look­ing for a more per­ma­nent home.

Mr Henare said the church had been based at Aotea Col­lege in the Te Manawa hall, but be­cause of re­fur­bish­ments it now had to move.

‘‘We’re so thank­ful to Aotea Col­lege for be­ing such gen­er­ous hosts and we un­der­stand to­tally that they need to make im­prove­ments to their hall, but for us this means load­ing up the fam­ily van and mov­ing on,’’ he said.

In the im­me­di­ate fu­ture, Kings Church will meet at Pataka Per­form­ing Arts Stu­dio.

‘‘The folks at Pataka have been re­ally help­ful and it’s great be­ing in such a key com­mu­nity venue. But if any­one has a spare au­di­to­rium – please pick up the phone,’’ Mr Henare said.

‘‘It would be nice to have a per­ma­nent place so we can con­tinue to grow.’’

The church needs an au­di­to­rium that seats about 200 people.

Mr Henare said be­ing based at a sec­ondary school was per­fect be­cause it pro­vided an au­di­to­rium and rooms for smaller events.

He said the church had not ruled out re­turn­ing to Aotea Col­lege in the fu­ture.

Mr Henare said that over the next 10 years the fo­cus would be on grow­ing the church.

‘‘We love be­ing here in Porirua. Over the last 10 years we’ve helped kids, young people, fam­i­lies, older people and pro­fes­sion­als to con­nect with God and with one an­other and we’re look­ing for­ward to do­ing even more in the next 10.’’

He said the church planned con­gre­ga­tions in Welling­ton, the Hutt Val­ley and Kapiti. It meets at Pataka, Sun­days at 10.30am.

Photo: RHI­AN­NON McCON­NELL

Holy rollers: Se­nior pas­tor Pete Henare says Kings Church has moved to Pataka.

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