Those who are involved in women's ministry have found healing, bonding, deeper friendships and greater fellowship in the Lord through small groups, Bible studies, prayer meetings and prayer partners and women's conferences and retreats. Women are encouraged to discover their spiritual gifts and through prayer, learn where their passion to serve lies. It is our hope that women's ministry will equip and empower them to then carry out a ministry of service to the Church and outreach to the community.
Every third year since 2007, a women’s retreat has been held at El Rancho – Waikanae Christian Holiday Park on the Kapiti Coast near Wellington. They have been a wonderful experience for the women who have attended from around New Zealand and Australia, and sometimes the Pacific Islands. The presentations from our guest speakers and the testimonies of our ladies have been inspiring. The most recent retreat was February 2019.
The next retreat was postponed due to the pandemic, and it was decided that rather than hold a denominational gathering, the women of the Church would be encouraged to attend regional non-denominational gatherings. Ideas were sourced for suitable retreats to attend.