What Makes a Great Church?
…people like you and I walking in our identity and God given destiny.
What’s our point of difference? Our worship. We believe in spending time touching the heart of God and seeing lives transformed in His presence. One of our core values is hosting the Presence of God, because in God's presence there is power - power to live a supernatural life - in your family, your home, your marketplace.
Church is family and being real is important to us. Our teaching is practical and life related. As a spirit filled church we believe that everything Jesus died for belongs to us. God is good. He thinks you’re amazing, and He has great plans for you!
We invite you to join us in our passionate pursuit of Him.... discovering who He is and who He has created you to be!
Pursuit is the home church of The Secret Place. The album Pursuit of His Presence was recorded live during our services. Use the player below to listen.
This song is a wonderful example of the heart of passion we have for the presence of God. It is a song that captures what God was doing in 2004, when we rebirthed the vision of the church and renamed it to Pursuit.
Click the "play" arrow on the music player (click it just once and wait a few seconds) and join us for a few minutes in Pursuit of His Presence!
Ray and Pam have been in ministry since 1987. As co-pastors of Pursuit, they bring a rich blend of anointings to the church. Ray’s gifting is intimate worship, prophetic exhortation and preaching. Pam is a gifted teacher with a heart for relationships and the kingdom of God. Together they bring a love for God’s presence with a desire to see people grow, change and come to maturity.
The morning and evening meetings differ in flavour and focus. Sunday morning incorporates both worship and teaching. Worship is a central part of the morning meeting and a time of intimate encounter with the Lord. It often includes times of singing in the spirit and soaking in His presence. The evening meetings are more specific in focus and vary each week.
Click here to view our Sunday Meeting Calendar.
Our emphasis is on hosting God’s presence and allowing His goodness to be experienced through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We expect to see miracles happen in our midst.
At Pursuit Church, we love to teach on the wonderful gift of God's amazing grace and the righteousness of God imputed to every believer. We hold firm to the belief that such teaching produces victorious Christians, destined to reign with Christ in this life. Listen to the message preached, or read a summary of the transcript of Pastor Ray’s teaching, on the importance of the doctrine of grace following his visit to Pastor Joseph Prince’s New Creation church in Singapore, July 2011.
Ministry Core Values Statement - A List of Core Values for Pursuit Church
Touching the Heart of God... Impacting the Heart of Man
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Similar Streams to our Auckland Church
Who are we? We are a christian charismatic church pursuing the presence of God in the central Auckland city area. We are typical of the spirit filled pentecostal Auckland churches pursuing His presence. God is restoring and refreshing the church with a new move of His Spirit. We embrace the full expression of the Holy Spirit in our meetings as part of the emerging wine skin to host the current move of God.
We are a full gospel church with meetings similar to the Vineyard charismatic renewal churches birthed out of revival. We hold healing meetings, and pray for the sick. We teach that healing is for today, and also preach on the other new testament gifts of the spirit, including the baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. Signs and wonders are a part of the end-time move of God bringing revival to the earth.
We seek to build an Auckland House of Prayer. While not specifically based on the IHOP model, we are a place of His presence with harp & bowl type praise and worship. We are establishing a soaking prayer church worship centre based in central Auckland city NZ, with teaching, ministry, and practical sessions of soaking in God's presence.
Bethel Church Auckland - Pursuit Church has strong ties with Bethel Church, Redding California, and is associated with Bethel through their Global Legacy Program. Global Legacy (GL) is an apostolic, relational network of revival leaders whose purpose is to bring Heaven to earth (Matt. 6:10). Following the New Testament model for apostleship, GL seeks to establish Kingdom government and to build empowering cultures.
Recognizing that relationship is the foundation of God's government, GL helps build relationships between revival leaders by developing and sharing resources, through relational gatherings at conferences, ministry events and mission trips, as well as through the internet.
GL also offers resources that equip leaders, and those they lead to transform their spheres of influence and surrounding culture into Kingdom cultures.
"By utilizing our growing resources and relationships, Global Legacy is dedicated to helping fulfill the mission of Bethel Church, which is REVIVAL: The personal, regional, and global expansion of God's kingdom through His manifest presence!
As GL works to carry out this mission, we recognize the importance of remaining an emerging wineskin. As Bill Johnson teaches, "it's all about the wine (God's presence)," and the wineskin must remain flexible in order to receive, carry, and pour out the wine in whatever way God chooses to come today and tomorrow." www.igloballegacy.org
Bethel Global Legacy Leader Development Progam
The leader development program offers development of an apostolic plan to change your church's culture with monthly program-focused video conferences, regular encouragement, practical helps, an annual gathering of those involved in this program and other special events. Pursuit Church is part of the local regional Global Legacy fraternal for bringing Kingdom cultural transformation to New Zealand.
We are licensed through:
ICFM (International Convention of Faith Ministries) a world-wide affiliation of ministers founded by Kenneth Copeland (Believer’s Voice of Victory), Kenneth Hagin (RHEMA Bible College), Terry Mize and Norval Hayes. We have a strong Word of Faith heritage.
We Also Draw from these Ministries
Joseph Prince Ministries
International House of Prayer - Mike Bickle - 24 hour prayer Kansas City
Joyce Meyer Ministries
World Revival Church - Pastors Steve & Kathy Gray - Kansas City - Home of the "Smithton Outpouring"
Catch the Fire Ministries: Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship: The "Toronto Blessing" Canada
Hillsong Church Music Australia
Extreme Prophetic – Patricia King, Rob & Lyn Packer XP NZ
Bethel's "Supernatural School of Ministry” video Bible School curriculum.
ibethel sermon of the week mp3 podcasts
Bill Johnson, Danny Silk, Kris Vallotton
The Hem of His Garment (Bethel Healing rooms)
When Heaven Invades Earth
School of Transformation Centre, Sozo
Directory List Contact Information - Churches Auckland New Zealand
Pastors Ray & Pam Watson
P.O. Box 27-077
Phone:(649) 832 2289