We bid you a very warm welcome to the
The Unity Apostles Church of New Zealand.
The two great works of the Spirit of God are;
the raising of Christ Jesus from the dead,
and the raising of the Church from the dead.
Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you,
he that raised up Christ from the dead
shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit, that dwelleth in you.
Divine Service: Every Sunday at 1800 p.m.
Saint James Church
82 Nixon Street, Hamilton East, New Zealand.
All welcome! Come as you are.
Contact details :-
There are active communities in Hamilton-Kirirkiriroa and Auckland, (North Island)
There are currently four officers active in the North Island of new Zealand
Evangelist van der Nest (Hamilton)-07 8525561
Priest Vorster (Hamilton)-07 8550220
Priest So (Auckland)-09 4191726 or 0211759462
Deacon Mostert (Te Kowhai)-0272410593
Brief Historical Background :-
The Unity Apostles Church of New Zealand-Te Whare Karakia o nga Apotoro Kotahitanga, is the New Zealand branch of the United Apostolic Church and the World-wide Unity of the Apostles. It has its roots in the Catholic Apostolic Church in the early 19th century. It is under the care of Apostle Cliff Flor from the Apostolic Church of Queensland (Northern District).
It was established in 2008 in Aotearoa-New Zealand when members from the Old Apostolic Church of Africa that immigrated to New Zealand from South Africa could not be accommodated by the Old Apostolic Church of New Zealand, due to doctrinal, theological and magisterial differences.
Consequently, in 2008, some of the Old Apostolic Church of Africa members originally from the Eastern Cape District in South Africa including Brother and Sister van der Nest contacted the Apostolic Church of Queensland, Northern District, for some assistance and was assisted first by Evangelist John McGrath from Bundaberg Community and then Evangelist John Weder from Nundah community in Brisbane.
Brother and Sister van der Nest visited Hattonvale and Caboolture communities in Queensland during the 125th celebration of the Apostolic Church in Queensland in 2008. The feeling was that as Apostle H.F. Niemeyer from the Apostolic Church of Queensland initially sent Apostle C.G. Klibbe to Africa in 1889, that there was a historical connection between the Churches which warranted a closer relationship.
Apostle Cliff Flor consented to receive the van der Nest family as part of the Apostleship of Northern Queensland which has been entrusted to his care. Several other OAC members from the OAC Hamilton community followed which led to the celebration of Divine Services at the homes of members in 2008-2009 in both Hamilton and Morrinsville. This was supported by a twice-yearly visits from Evangelist John Weder from Brisbane in Queensland.
In 2010, the Church was formally registered in Aotearoa-New Zealand under the name UNITY APOSTLES CHURCH OF NEW ZEALAND and has active community members in both Hamilton and Auckland and is currently working under the Apostleship of Apostle Cliff Flor from the Apostolic Church in Queensland (Northern District).
In March 2010 with the visit of Evangelist John Weder to Hamilton, Brothers Mostert and van der Nest was called and ordained to serve in the continuing office of Deacon. The Hamilton community had its first sealing service in July 2010 during the visit of the Apostle Flor to Aotearoa-New Zealand at which time Deacon van der Nest was called and ordained to the Evangelist ministry.
In 2012 Elder Wayne Bramer visited from Queensland and did confirmation for two candidates and the ordination of two extra officers, Br Vorster as Priest for Hamilton Community and Br Dobson as the Janitor for the community.
In December 2012, the number of workers increased with the arrival of Priest So and his family from the Philippines where they were active in the Philippines United Apostolic Church working with Bishop Soriano, also under the care of Apostle Flor from Queensland. They were formally welcomed into the community on the 9th December 2012 in Hamilton.
As a traditional Christian community we have regular contact with our sister Churches as part of the Worldwide Unity of Apostolic Churches. Through continued prayer, the Apostolic Church works together with all Christians to bring all to the Grace of Jesus Christ, to reconcile a people again to God, and to be led in Childlike faith by the Holy Ghost to be prepared as a bride at His return in power and glory which is near at hand.
THE TENETS AND FAITH OF THE
These Tenets and Faith are founded on the Apostle Creed and the word of
God given in the Holy Bible.
In confessing our beliefs in this manner, it must be understood that we
believe that there is only one God, the living and true God who is made up of
of The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, and these
three are one God, to All Eternity.
This is known as the doctrine of the Trinity God.
1.—We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth.
2.—We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God the Father our
Lord and Saviour, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the
Virgin Mary, suffered on the Cross by Crucifixion, died and buried,
descended into Hades, on the third day He arose, taught His Disciples for
40 days of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, ascended up and into
Heaven, and as the High Priest sitteth at the right hand of God the Father
Almighty, from thence He will come again to take the Members of the
Elect unto Himself, and on the last Judgment Day to judge the Quick and the Dead.
3.—We believe in the Holy Ghost, the Universal Holy Apostolic Church,
the Communion with the Saints, forgiveness and remission of sins, and
the Resurrection to life everlasting (eternal).
4.—We believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of His Church, which He rules
and sustains through The Holy Spirit and to which He sent and continues
to send His Apostles.
5.—We believe in the Apostle as teacher, helper, intercessor and the
ambassador of our Lord Jesus Christ.
6.—We believe in the Holy Scriptures, of the Old and New Testaments, with
all promises contained therein from beginning to end.
7.—We believe in Holy Baptism with water, whereby we belong to Jesus
8.—We believe in the Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, as it is by this
Sacrament, that the Father and Son, through the Holy Ghost, lives within us.
9.—We believe that through the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, our soul is
clothed in His righteousness and prepared for His Bride, and becomes a
vessel for the Holy Ghost, through which the Father in Heaven makes the
internal being alike unto His Son.
10.—We believe in the Sealing, through which we receive the anointing of
the Holy Spirit, by laying on of the hands of the Apostle to activate the
Gifts of the Holy Ghost within us.
11.—We believe that the Holy Ghost gives us all our teaching from
Heaven, according to the words and promises of our Lord Jesus Christ
through the Apostle Office sent into the world for this purpose.
12.—We believe that we live in the last day of God (a thousand years is as
one day before God) and that the day of the return of our Lord Jesus is
approaching, when He will take His Bride from those that slumber in
death and the living as the first resurrection.
13.—We believe in the uniting in Heaven with Christ and then on earth, the
cleansing time will occur.
14.—We believe in the reign of peace of a thousand years on Earth as the
seventh day of God, after which the last judgment will follow.
15.—We believe in God the Father as the Creator, in the Son of God as the
High Priest who intercedes for us, and in the Holy Ghost in the Body and
Blood of Jesus Christ, as the Teacher speaking to us, in the Holy
Services we provide
Divine services, baptisms, confirmation, weddings, Sunday school, Sealing, serving of Holy Communion (at home and hospital when sick to anyone), prayers and handling for the sick, funerals, religious reading material, a weekly Newsletter via email with various sections in Maori, English, Afrikaans and Tagalog with links to Apostle teachings in other languages, charitable help where possible, connection to the “Worldwide Unity of Apostolic Churches” and through prayer a closer relationship with Christ the Head of the Church. These are all free.
The Unity Apostles Church together with all the other Apostolic Churches united in the Worldwide Unity of Apostolic Churches,
The Apostolic Church of Queensland
The Apostolic Church (Apostle Unity)South Africa and England
Die Apostoliese Kerk (Apostel Eenheid) Suid Afrika en Engeland
Philippines United Apostolic Church
United Apostles Church-Kenya
United Apostolic Church-Canada
United Apostolic Church India
Apostolishe Gemeinshaft Deutchland
Gemeente van Apostolishe Christenen in Nederland
Union des Chrétiens Apostoliques France
Vereinigung Apostolisher Christen Schweiz
United Apostolic Church Pakistan
Myanmar United Apostolic Church,
and all other Apostolic Christian communities by devout and fervent prayer,
maintain the Apostle Ministry whose Apostles guide the Church by the power
of the Holy Ghost to fulfil Gods plan for the Christian Church.
We remain as always, your praying Brothers and Sisters in Christ
Mā te Atua e manaaki!
Use these Online Links :-
By going on our main webpage at http://www.apostolicchurchqld.org.au/default.htm one can view photos of brothers and sisters in other places in the world.
This is a must see section.
Visit our Church Magazine, “The Herald,” online and see how the Lord’s work is done everywhere in the world http://www.apostolicchurchqld.org.au/SubPages/MissionNews.htm
Our webpage is at http://www.apostolicchurchqld.org.au/SubPages/New%20Zealand.html.
Download Children’s Sunday school books every month at
Links to our sister Communities :
The weekly News Letter from NEW ZEALAND is now in PDF format and is available for viewing or download by clicking on link below.
Newscard 128...... click here
Newscard 127...... click here
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NEW ZEALAND PHOTO GALLERY
Ev. Theo and Pr. Peet travelled to Australia to attend the annual officers seminar at the Chaverim complex at Bundaberg.
They stopped in at Gympie community on the way to Bundaberg and enjoyed a cuppa and local hospitality.
Ev. Theo and some local Gympie members................................................................................Ev. John enjoying a cuppa. Ev. Theo in background.
Deacon Brian and wife Petra......................................................................................................................Gympie community church.
Inside Gympie church......................................................................................................From left.. Ev. Brice, Ev. John, Ev. Theo, Pr. Peet, Deacon Brian.
Chaverim complex at Cedars Road, Bundaberg.
Officers in atttendance discuss spiritual matters and watch presentations.
More officers in attendance..............................................................................................Local kangaroos looking for any green grass for a feed.
The local kangaroos come into complex for feed, note the dry barren hills in background...........................Chaverim complex at sundown.