Who we are?
Global is an International Church that knows how hard it is for people to settle in to a new country. People describe us as a “Big Family”. We really love to show people Kiwi – International friendship.
Together in the heart of the city, expressing God’s heart for the nations.
Our church’s mission statement is, “Together in the heart of the city, expressing God’s heart for the nations.” True to this statement, Global welcomes people from all over the world who come to New Zealand for education, work, migration, or simply a better life. Most of us came to New Zealand for the same reasons so we know what it is like adapting in a new land!
Global is a community where you can find friends and support, and most importantly, the motivation that drives it all – the love of Jesus Christ. Sunday services are conducted in easy English, so it is a great place to practice speaking English! We start with a simple, yet a meaningful time of music worship followed by a message. Our style of delivering messages are creative and varies each week with different speakers. We sometimes even have interactive dramas or musicals as part of the service!
Unlike most churches, we sit at round tables in small groups where we have opportunities to meet new people, share stories and pray for each other’s needs and enjoy lunch together at the end of the service.
The highlight of the service is definitely the discussion time, where we all have the opportunity to discuss the messages from the bible and ask questions about Christianity.
So, if you are new in the city, it doesn’t matter if you’re not a Christian, please feel most welcome!
Come along on Sundays at 10.30 am where you will meet many people who share similar experiences as you. Our entrance is located at the side of the building or simply lookout for one of our friendly greeters at the door. We look forward to welcoming you!
Here at Global, we discover the love of Jesus Christ together through small group discussions, Bible study and Alpha courses.
What people have said about their encounter
There is parking behind the church and underground. Access is via the driveway to the north of the church — on the right-hand side of the photo. Parking is free when attending church events or activities. Note that the parking facilities are run commercially during weekdays and so unless you are attending a church event or activity you will be required to pay commercial rates.
If the church car park is full, overflow parking is available in a number of commercial parking buildings nearby. On Sundays, the parking building on Upper Queen Street generally offers free parking.
There is no charge for parking on Sunday.
On Sunday take a ticket at the barrier arm. On entry to the church, validate your ticket (you will be shown where).
Extra paid parking is available at the Mercury Lane car park, accessible via Mercury Lane. The Sunday rate is reduced. Parking is also available at 20 Upper Queen Street.
The parking equipment is similar to other car parks in the city. You take a ticket from the machine when you arrive which raises the barrier arm. When you come to leave, you will require a voucher to validate your ticeket. Once validated you put your ticket into the machine as you exit, and this raises the barrier arm.
Again, take a ticket that raises the barrier arm as you enter. Before you leave validate your ticket at the validation machine which is situated inside the side door. There is no charge. You may park anywhere.
You will be required to pay the standard fee based on the length of time parked.
Either come back the next day or contact the after hours number to have the barrier arm raised for you. This will incur a fee of $40 which you will need to pay in advance. Please contact the after hours number in either situation.
Definitely NO! This has caused several near misses as following cars are unable to fully enter the driveway and have almost been collected by cars coming down Queen Street. A towaway company has full authority to tow all cars in the driveway.