Grace Presbyterian Church of New Zealand
|Grace Presbyterian Church of New Zealand|
|Associations||World Reformed Fellowship|
|Separations||Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand|
Grace Presbyterian Church of New Zealand (GPCNZ) is a Presbyterian denomination in New Zealand which was formed in 2002. It currently consists of 21 churches and missions, which are in the process of becoming fully established churches.
Many members of the GPCNZ are former members who left the largely liberal Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) seeking a more biblically faithful alternative. In practice this means that the GPCNZ holds different views to the PCANZ on the Bible, salvation, the gospel, preaching, homosexuality and the ordination of women. In 1974 the Evangelical Presbyterian Church was founded in ChristChurch. In 2000 like minded churches formed Grace Bible Churches ( Reformed, Presbyterian). In February, 2003 a fully fledged denomination with common constitution called Grace Presbyterian Church in New Zealand was formed.
The Grace Presbyterian Church describes itself as "Presbyterian in government, Reformed in theology, and Evangelical in spirit."  It confesses the truth of the Trinity, the centrality of Jesus, the unconditional and yet particular love of God the Father, and the irresistible calling, present power and ministry of The Holy Spirit. Grace Presbyterian Church holds to the Westminster Confession of Faith as its official confession of faith. Grace Presbyterian Church believes in the sovereignty of God and subscribe the Solas of the Reformetion (5 Points of Calvinism):
- Grace Alone (Sola Gratia)
- Faith Alone (Sola Fide)
- Christ Alone (Solus Christus)
- Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptura)
- God's Glory Alone (Soli Deo Gloria)
Grace Presbyterian Church teaches that homosexual practice is sinful. In relation to abortion, it maintains that the Bible does not distinguish between prenatal and postnatal life. GPCNZ believes that women are valued members of the church, but that the Scriptures limit the office of pastors and elders only to men.
GPCNZ is in the process of forming formal links with the Reformed Churches of New Zealand, the Presbyterian Church of Australia, and the Presbyterian Church in America. A member domination of the World Reformed Fellowship.
GPCNZ does not operate its own theological college, and has approved the courses at the Grace Theological College  as the churches' official training institution in New Zealand. Grace Theological College is a non-denominational institution for leaders of churches in the evangelical and Reformed tradition. It was established in 1995.
|Redeemer Grace Presbyterian Church||Flat Bush||2005||Wally Rakete|
|Covenant Presbyterian Church, Manurewa||Manurewa||Peter Reynolds|
|Trinity Presbyterian Church||Takanini||2001||Geoff Macpherson|
|Providence Presbyterian Church||Mangere||Uaita Levi|
|City Presbyterian Church (Mission Church)||Central Auckland||Travis Scott|
|Grace Community Church New Plymouth||New Plymouth||David Farr|
|Grace @ Wellington||Wellington||Ian D Bayne|
|Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Christchurch||Christchurch||1974|
|Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ashburton||Ashburton||David Bayne|
|Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Fairlie||Fairlie||David Bayne|
|Grace Bible Church, Dunedin||Dunedin||Mark Smith|
|Grace Presbyterian Church Waihola||Waihola||Alf Bradfield|
|Catlins Evangelical Church||Owaka|
|Grace Presbyterian Church, Gore||Gore||Sam Duthie (Student Supply)|
|Wyndham Evangelical Church||Wyndham||Andrew Young|
|Grace Presbyterian Church||Invercargill||Barry Swann and Peter van den Brink|