Phil Pawley was appointed by the Waikato Baptist Association as MISSION SHAPED CHURCH COACH to assist pastors and their churches address and explore what effective mission in postmodern Aotearoa New Zealand might look like.
Phil is Senior Pastor of Morrinsville Baptist Church and dedicates one day a week to this task.
PO Box 256 Morrinsville
Office: 07889 5683
Mobile: 022 607878
Shannan is the current Waikato Regional Youth coach, as well as the Associate Pastor at Hamilton South Baptist.
As part of the role, he aims to help resource and support pastors and youth workers at the local church at intermediate and high school level.
He is also in charge of co-ordinating the termly regional worship nights, and one day would love to see this grow into a Waikato combined camp.
Steve Whittle has been Pastor at Te Aroha Baptist since 2003 he is passionate about the gospel making more in roads into our region and being of service to the Waikato in this role on the executive.
Office: 07 884 7875
Markus Schonberger was elected onto the executive in 2015 and Pastoring Putaruru Baptist Church, eight years and counting. He is passionate about Church growth, Heaven invading Earth and seeing people discover the abundant life Jesus has for them (John 10:10).
Markus would love to have any testimonies of what God is doing in your fellowship passed on to him so they can be shared amongst the Baptist Churches of our region and beyond,
Revelations 12:11 tell us that we overcome the enemy by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus, and by the word of our testimony.
PO Box 96 Putaruru 3443
Office: 07 883 8465
Mobile: 021 613 759
Len Caley was elected to chair the Waikato Baptist Association in November 2015 having previously served as an Elder/Trustee for Hamilton South Baptist Church for 6 years.
He lives in Hamilton, attends the Hamilton South Baptist Church and practices as a lawyer specialising in criminal, traffic, mental health and mediation.
His primary focus for the WBA is to promote church health, growth and planting.
Hi, my name is Mike Walker and I’m currently the Regional Mission Leader (RML) as well as the Senior Pastor at Whitianga Baptist
The role of the RML is to encourage and facilitate a cutting edge for prophetic missional thinking. Accountable to the Regional Association Executive and AGM and the Baptist National Leader the RML must think nationally but act regionally.
Primary responsibilities are …
Encourage our churches in the work of mission to New Zealand and beyond.
To encourage a missional focus in our Waikato churches through:
Coaching Pastors in the Association and empowering the person not just the role.
Resourcing and encouraging best practice
Resourcing and empowering church plant initiatives in viable areas.
Encourage and support our pastors and helping ensure they thrive in the pastoral and church context through seeing networks providing resourcing, accountability relating and encouraging, ensuring and providing regular opportunities for this to happen.
i.e. Pastors Clusters, Conferences (Budget for combined clusters, guest speakers, special events)
Ensuring the Association has appropriate resources to deal with:
Issues of conflict i.e. a team that responds to such issues (Budget to assist this team)
Pastoral calls i.e a pastoral placement person
The RML would meet regularly with the National Leader and other RML's from other Associations
Build unity through prayer and support for our Baptist family.