Equipping People for Life Through Faith in Jesus Christ.
At Equippers we believe in equipping and empowering the whole church to be on mission for God. Whether you have been called to education, healthcare, media, business or family, to an office, a field, a building site or a church, we want to champion you to extend the Kingdom in your world.
Our Heart Beats
We’ve wrapped our key values around the letters HEART. They are what drive us and keep us beating.
We seek to honour God and each other.
Excellence for us is not about perfection but doing everything to the best of our ability.
We believe in moving forward, making progress and learning from mistakes.
We are intentional about extending hospitality and friendship to others.
We seek to serve together, grow together and live life together with a common vision.
Our Senior Pastors
Sam & Kathy Monk
Sam and Kathy Monk have been leading Equippers Church since the year 2000. Sam is the visionary leader of Equippers, and the national leader of ACTS Churches NZ. They personify vision, strength and grace, and have consistently led Equippers for many years, after taking on leadership of the church in their mid-twenties.
Bruce & Helen Monk
Bruce and Helen Monk have faithfully served in ministry for over 40 years. Bruce leads the International Equippers Network, ministering all around the world, and Helen leads the children's ministry of Equippers Church Auckland, after also ministering globally. Together they have built an incredible legacy, and continue to do so today.
We believe there is one true living God, who eternally exists in three persons in unity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures.
We believe in the original perfection of creation; the inherent corruptness of humanity through the Fall; the necessity of repentance and regeneration by grace and through faith in Christ alone, and the eternal separation from God of the finally unrepentant.
We believe in the virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, triumphant resurrection, ascension and continuing intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ, His second coming and eternal Kingdom reign.
We believe in the justification and sanctification of believers through the finished work of Christ, their security as they remain in Him, and their future resurrection in an incorruptible body.
We believe in the sacraments of baptism by immersion and of the Lord’s Supper.
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit for believers with supernatural signs, empowering the Church for its mission in the world.
We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit for the building up of the Church and ministry to the world.
We believe in Christ’s leadership of the Church through the ascension ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, for the unity, maturity and growth of the Church.
We believe in the privilege and responsibility of wise stewardship of all that God has given, including the practice of tithing to the local church.
We believe that marriage is ordained by God in Scripture for the exclusive union between one man and one woman, for their mutual help and comfort.