About The Church in New Zealand
The Worldwide Church of God (WCG) is an evangelical denomination with its world headquarters in Glendora, California, USA, where it is known as Grace Communion International (GCI). In the USA, GCI is a participating member of the National Evangelical Association (NEA). In New Zealand we are members of the NZ Christian Network, which is part of the World Evangelical Alliance. The church has been active in this country since the late 1950s, arriving here from Australia and establishing its first congregations in the 1960s.
Although WCG is one of the smaller denominational groups in the country, its members nevertheless strive to be caring neighbours and helpful members of the community. Many are involved in the work of community and special needs groups. The church does, however, support congregation-wide outreach work in some centres.
Using the links (on the panel to the left or underlined here in the text) you are invited to check out a brief history of the church here in New Zealand or review the church's core beliefs.