Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Papanui Adventist Church The Place to Connect


Our Vision

Why are we here? This is perhaps the single most asked question in human history. Finding the answer is an innate desire of every rational being.

Christians believe God has a plan for each individual. Every person born in this planet came into existence to fulfil a purpose. You have a purpose and God has a plan for you. It must be mentioned, though, that human beings corrupted God’s original perfect plan, causing us to lose complete understanding of who we are, where we came from and where we are going.

Nevertheless, we were not abandoned. While we were still sinners, Christ came and died for us. God devised a new plan. In His new strategy, His light still shines, and each person still plays an essential role – but their talents and gifts need to be united in order to rise above the dominant corruption.

More than ever, we need one another. Why are we here? To love and to be loved. We are here to be a blessing to someone. In turn, we are also blessed. As we connect, we realize our common weaknesses and we grow in empathy. We understand better than ever that all deserve compassion. We also realize that our individual strengths can contribute to greater good.

God has called us to unity, a church – a great network of saved sinners – and He commissioned His church to connect to the world so more people could plug in to experience the love, hope and security that we benefit from. Papanui Church believes in this mission. We have a purpose. We believe our members have invaluable individual gifts and together we can contribute to a better world.

But we are not satisfied with just believing. We are moving into action.

Under What do We do in Christchurch you will find a description of the latest efforts we have made as a church in order to improve the quality of life of hundreds of people in our local community.