What did the Gospel mean to those who first heard it? How does it speak into our lives today? Who does God say I am?

Join us each week as we explore these questions and more in the company of others from all stages of life and faith.

Our heart is to see ordinary, Holy Spirit empowered women and men transform communities as they are strengthened in prayer and knowledge. Each study is designed to be Biblical, practical, and life transforming as we unfold the Word of God together.

Study groups are run on-site at Orakei Baptist Church at the following times:

8:30AM - 9:30AM

Free Sunday breakfast at 8:00AM

7:15PM - 8:30PM
10:00AM - 11:00AM

ESOL: English as a second language. All welcome

7:15PM - 8:30PM

John's Letter

for 2021 



Evangelical Bible College
of Western Australia

Global Gratis: A Faith Mission

In association with EBCWA, study groups include Diploma of Theology material.

Established in the late 1980s to train Maori and Polynesian Youth Workers for Urban Ministry, the course was exported to Australia and has since travelled the four corners of the world.


God made possible what EBCWA might have never even imagined. The course through the internet today is now used in hundreds of sites in over fifty countries. It has been battle tested in some of the Third World’s toughest slums, and used in South African Prisons to turn prisoners into pastors.

All material required to complete the course is offered online completely free. This means no money is ever asked for; no fees, no appeals, no fund-raising. For the past thirty years thousands have been trained for Biblical worldwide ministry for free, as the Lord continues to provides funds exactly as the work has need.


“My greatest passion is bringing believers into passionate engagement with the Word of God, to truly know the One who is revealed there on every page.”

When street development cut off access to his place of business, what should have been a disaster for John instead brought his offices to Orakei Baptist Church. Since then, he’s lead four weekly study groups designed to empower believers in their life journey.

As a professional counsellor of more than thirty years’ experience, John brings a unique wealth of practical understanding and Biblical knowledge to each study. Specializing in counselling stress, grief, burnout and depression-anxiety, as “Dr Stress” he regularly speaks at “Mental Skills” seminars and counsels in the business and sporting worlds.

John C. McEwan

MA (Hons), DipTchg, PhD, VRD, MNZAC


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