Nelson, New Zealand
Victory Church is a diverse community of people who seek to live by faith in Jesus Christ, to be known by love, and to be a voice of hope. We are a church made up of different cultures, ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. We’re not a perfect church, but we’re real people with a real heart to love one another and love God’s world. We welcome everyone from all walks of life, regardless of where they are in their spiritual journey.
Rev. Greg Holmes - Vicar
Kia Ora, A warm welcome from Victory Church. Whether you’re simply curious or seriously seeking, you will find life and belonging in our growing church family. Our vision statement is simply ‘Cross culture. Life in Jesus shared.’ Jesus said that he came to bring life – more and better than we can ever dream of. He calls us to discover our life in his, and to live our life in community. We celebrate the fact that we are such a diverse people of different cultures, ages and backgrounds. We love how God is bringing us together into one family with Jesus at the centre. We are committed to forming deep and supportive friendships, and reaching out to our community with the life-transforming goodness that Jesus brings.
We welcome and invite you to be part of this extraordinary life-changing, life-challenging community that Jesus has called us to be. We look forward to meeting you. Greg Holmes
SERVICESWhen We Worship
1st Sunday of the Month 10:30 am Whanau, Food & Fun
A service with something for everyone. All ages meet together over a choice of activities including a variety of games, crafts, a bible talk and reflection. Our time together is very sociable, completely informal and so much fun. The service ends with a short celebration and is followed by a shared lunch.
Sunday 9:00 am Communion
The more traditional of our two Sunday services, but a good mix between Anglican tradition and the informal style that we have at Victory. Communion and hymns, all are welcome.
Sunday 10:30 am Contemporary Service
Informal and relaxed with a band leading us in contemporary worship. We place a high value on studying God’s word and listening to the Holy Spirit. We love to share testimonies (stories) and encourage one another. Children play a significant part in this service, contributing to the music with instruments and singing before joining with other kids for the Victory Kids programme. Our creche area has comfortable couches for those with very young children. All are welcome. Services are followed by tea and coffee. We share lunch together on the first Sunday of every month – a great opportunity to grow friendships and have fun.
Wednesday 10:00 am Communion
A relaxed communion service followed by refreshments. All are welcome.
Day Time Service Theme
1st Sunday 10:30am Whanau, Food & Fun A service with something for everyone. All ages meet together over a choice of activities including a variety of games, crafts a bible talk and reflection.
Sunday 9:00am Traditional Communion A reflective service of Holy Communion.
10:30am Together in Worship A contemporary service of music, scripture reading, preaching and prayer.
Wednesday 10:00am Communion Mid Week A time to reflect, refresh and be renewed with Communion.
ConnectConnect Community For Adults | Young People | Children
Single, coupled, young or old come just as you are. Our social calendar caters for all life situations. Be involved in helping out at church and in the community. We get together for socials, meals and BBQs and build good friendships. We have lunch together as a church family every month – the first Sunday after the 10:30am service. Join one of the Life Groups which meet on various days and times during the week. Victory Seniors runs on Tuesdays at 1:00pm. To find out more contact us.
Our nine years and older meet during the 10:30am Sunday morning service to explore the Christian faith and how it impacts their lives. Through creative approaches such as DVD’s, YouTube clips, Mp4’s and an age appropriate programme they engage, debate and discuss real life issues. The aim is to allow the young people to encounter truth by sharing stories and asking questions whilst building friendships and drawing closer to God.
We welcome children of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. They are a gift and blessing to our community. Our 10:30am Sunday service is a hive of activity. Children and adults begin by participating together in the church auditorium. We put out a variety of musical instruments for children to play. There are flags to wave and bubbles to blow. After a few songs the kids leave the service to join the Victory Kids programme. For the five to eight year old’s we have an action-packed, fun-filled programme of age-appropriate games, creative crafts and story via the Jesus Storybook curriculum helps children learn about the Christian faith and grow in their relationship with God – whilst having a great time of course. The nine year old’s and above join the youth for an engaging programme using multimedia. We also have creche facilities for those that are under five with comfortable couches and play dough. Our Under 5 Jive programme starts at 9:45am every Friday during term-time. It’s a fun creative music and movement class for pre-schoolers and their parents or caregivers.
OUTREACHLocal & Global Missions
Reaching our Local Community
As William Temple once said, the church is the only organisation that exists for the benefit of its non-members. Victory Church is called to reach out in love and service to our wider community. We want to reflect the gospel mandate by being Jesus’ hands and feet – “to proclaim good news to the poor…to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” (Isaiah 61:1). There is a great deal of spiritual, emotional and physical need in the Victory area, and we believe that God has called us to reach out to this need. We don’t want to be a comfortable Christian clique, but a people that get out and get involved. Our Vicar and church members have worked with the Victory Community Centre on several initiatives. Highlights include hosting a free Christmas Eve Lunch at Victory Square, supporting the Victory Rainbow Treasure Hunt, and helping at Food for Families on Friday evenings. Our Victory Seniors’ group and Under 5 Jive programmes offer ways to reach out to the community, and foster relationships through which we can care for people and help them to know the love of Jesus.
Missions to The World
We support several missions and partners working abroad.
CONTACT USReach Us For Prayer & Information
Victory Church, 238 Vanguard Street, Nelson (03) 546 9057 firstname.lastname@example.org