Riccarton Community Church is an independent, every-generation church.
A group of local people had a vision for starting a church in Riccarton, beginning in 1948 with a Sunday School in the Riccarton Town Hall. For over seventy years, Riccarton Community Church has maintained that focus on sharing the hope that Jesus brings in this community and further afield.
To see our city become a place of Christ’s transforming hope for the world.
To help see our vision come about, we focus on four building blocks:
Our city knowing God
We believe God has called us to engage, influence and partner across our city to share the hope that Jesus Christ brings.
The marginalised flourishing
We believe we are called to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the poor and disadvantaged so that they can be difference-makers too.
People finding freedom & purpose
Following Jesus is the beginning of a journey that leads us out of brokenness and into new possibilities.
Our world transformed
We aim to spread the good news of hope through Jesus by sending people to, and supporting local people in reaching, many people-groups around the world.
We seek to be a genuine, relevant Christian community where every person can connect with God, can connect with other followers of Jesus, and connect with people who are searching for freedom and purpose.