West Baptist Church

A place of shelter, faith and laughter

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Our integenerational approach to church life (see kids) means that teenagers are involved in all the ways that other kids and adults are.

As well as all the other stuff, Get Real is a regular event for all young people from year 7 up, their friends, families and mentors. Get Real meets once per month for a mix of social and study activities.

Knowing that most teenagers in Taranaki end up leaving home for at least a while to study and train elsewhere, we think carefully how to prepare them for a life of following Jesus without the familiar world of West and their families.  We are committed to helping them connect meaningfully in a healthy local church in the area they move to.  And we delight in praying for them while they’re away, and in seeing them in the holidays!