Northcross is a Bible-believing and teaching church located on the North Shore of Auckland. We exist as a community to exalt God, by being equipped to engage the world with the good news. We’re multicultural and multigenerational, and we’d love to meet you.
Northcross is the result of a merger in 2008 between Northcross Community Church and a large proportion of East Coast Bays Bible Baptist Church. While the church is not limited or constrained by its history, nevertheless, that history helps give shape to our understanding of who we are, and the motivation for the merger remains a significant part of our ethos.
Both original churches came from traditions that stressed local church independence within a wider family of churches. That remains true of Northcross, but the coming together was driven by a deep commitment to Christian unity (Gal 3:28). We came together to give witness to the Christian world, and to the society around us, that Christians are one in Christ. Christian unity was the focus of Jesus’ prayer (John 17:20-23) “that the world may know that you have sent the Son.” It provides opportunity for all members to exercise their gifts.
The growing together of God’s people from different generations, cultures and church backgrounds, is a mark of the maturity to which we aspire (Eph 4:11-16).
What’s the bottom line? More than ever, we are committed to fostering a family that exalts God by equipping believers to engage the world with the good news.
We exist as a church first and foremost to exalt God. We think glorifying God is the most important and most fundamental requirement of all human beings (1 Cor 10:31), so every time our people gather, this is our focus and our vision.
We also exist as a church to equip fellow believers. In the Great Commission, Jesus instructs his followers to ‘make disciples’ (Matt 28:16-20). While the primary responsibility and direction of this lies with the leadership of Northcross, we believe it is also a shared responsibility amongst all Christians.
Finally, we exist as a church to engage with, and in the community around us. We believe that God has implanted his new community in the world to act as ‘salt and light’… to stand out and be set apart from people because of the hope that comes from knowing Jesus. Whether it’s through evangelism, caring, sharing, generosity, honesty, integrity or contentment, we’re committed to engaging our community as a church, and individually as we go about our daily life interacting with other people.
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at Northcross Church. We’re saving a seat for you. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the Northcross family.
Beyond that, if you’re ready to plan your first visit, click here. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church, click here. Or if you’d simply like to get in touch with someone on our team directly, you can do that here.
"Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."