Welcome to the International Service page! The 2pm service started in 2017 as a part of the ministry of OTBC. We decided to commence this Service due to a vision that God revealed to us in a dream four years ago, that God would flourish His Kingdom on earth in this place both to the kiwis and the internationals.
欢迎来到国际堂敬拜网页！作为 OTBC教会的一部分，这个下午2点的聚会始于2017年。我们定意开始这个国际敬拜堂，是因为神将祂的异象借着一个梦启示给我们, 就是祂要在这教会，在本地人和国际人士当中复兴祂的国度。
According to the vision we received, here is a vision statement for the afternoon Service, which is also in line with the church big vision – “People, Location, Renewal.”
Our Vision Statement: We are a group of people originally from local and overseas, chosen by the Lord Jesus, being trained as His true disciples – a new creation, being led by the Spirit of truth to walk and to do His will. We will be like an instrument of righteousness, to be His workers into His harvest field, to sow and to reap from locally and overseas; with the help of the power of the Holy Spirit, we will be fruitful and able to make disciples of all nations to glorify Jesus’ name.
We thank God for His faithfulness throughout the last three years. We have witnessed God’s marvellous work in our midst to save, restore, reconcile, heal, and deliver, which were all based on His truth and His promises. We also have seen that He has been doing what the vision statement declared.
We currently have Filipino, South Korean, Chinese and Kiwis together to worship and serve our Lord Jesus in unity with their gifts, energy, love and passion. We are also looking forward to seeing you to be a part of us to seek and serve Jesus together with all our heart and soul and strength in this place.
We seek a deep and intimate relationship with the Lord personally, and loving connection with others in the church community and beyond. This is in order that we may grow mature in faith, to be fully prepared as His co-worker for His Kingdom’s use. Therefore, some of the ways to practice our faith in the church community can be to join a small group, use our gifts to serve one another, engage with the church in many programmes, and so on.
No matter your nationality, background, culture, or language – you are welcome to be part of our International service and to join our worship team if you are talented in playing any instruments. We deliver the Sunday message in English and Mandarin. But we read the bible verses in different languages with English, so that everyone may enjoy the beauty, diversity, and unity of the creating work of God in language and in love.
不论你是什么国籍、背景、文化和语言，我们欢迎你成为我们国际堂中的一员, 并且如果弹奏乐器的恩赐，也欢迎你成为我们敬拜团中的一员。我们每周的主日信息以中英文的形式来分享。 盼望每位肢体都能享受神的爱，和祂创造语言的不同又统一性的美妙。
We value being a multicultural and interethnic group together as we seek to be Jesus’ true disciples in the last days and seek His Kingdom to come and His will be done in this place. We look forward to meeting you at the International service!