We believe in equipping and empowering you to be on mission for God

Equippers Church is a global movement of local churches, in over 45 locations across 14 countries. We believe in equipping and empowering the whole church to be on mission for God. Whether you have been called to education, healthcare, media, business or family, to an office, a field, a building site or a church, we want to champion you to extend the Kingdom in your world.
Our Mission
Equipping people for life through Faith in Jesus Christ
Our Vision
Win Souls | Make Disciples | Transform Communities | Transform Nations

Our Values

We seek to honour God, God’s Word and each other.
We excel by having a spirit of excellence. We excel in giving God the best of our time, talent and treasure.
Greatness comes from serving others and being more like Jesus. We advance the Kingdom of God when we use our gifts by serving God, our city and one another.
We are intentional about reaching out to those who are close to us, but far away from God.
We love doing life together. We’re not just people who are in the same room together but united together, together. Sharing a common vision to love God and to love others.

Our Beliefs

We believe there is one true living God, who eternally exists in three persons in unity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures.
We believe in the original perfection of creation; the inherent corruptness of humanity through the Fall; the necessity of repentance and regeneration by grace and through faith in Christ alone, and the eternal separation from God of the finally unrepentant.
We believe in the virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, triumphant resurrection, ascension and continuing intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ, His second coming and eternal Kingdom reign.
We believe in the justification and sanctification of believers through the finished work of Christ, their security as they remain in Him, and their future resurrection in an incorruptible body.
We believe in the sacraments of baptism by immersion and of the Lord’s Supper.
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit for believers with supernatural signs, empowering the Church for its mission in the world. We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit for the building up of the Church and ministry to the world.
We believe in Christ’s leadership of the Church through the ascension ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, for the unity, maturity and growth of the Church.
We believe in the privilege and responsibility of wise stewardship of all that God has given, including the practice of tithing to the local church.
We believe that marriage is ordained by God in Scripture for the exclusive union between one man and one woman, for their mutual help and comfort.

Our Story

1904 - Welsh Revival

The journey of Equippers Church starts all the way back at the 1904 Welsh Revival. Out of the Welsh Revival the Apostolic Church was formed. The vision of the Apostolic Church was to ‘belt the globe with the gospel’ - and they did exactly that!

1984 - Auckland, New Zealand

On the opposite side of the world, a young couple, Bruce and Helen Monk, became part of the Apostolic Church in New Zealand. Although they were successful, young farmers they couldn’t shake off the deep call of God that had been placed on their lives. In 1984 they moved to Auckland, New Zealand and planted a church in the heart of the city. Over the next 15 years, Auckland City Church thrived and saw many people encountering God.

2000 - London

Bruce and Helen had a vision to see 10 significant churches in 10 major cities around the world. In response, Bruce and Helen stepped out in faith and moved to London, UK to plant the first of these significant churches. In the year 2000 they handed over the leadership of the church in Auckland to their son Sam and his wife Kathy.

Bruce and Helen named the church they planted Equippers Church London. At roughly the same time Auckland City Church changed its name to Equippers Church.

2008 - Surrey

In the mid-2000s, Bruce invited Peter and Jacquie Prothero to be part of what God was doing through Equippers Church London. In 2008, Peter and Jacquie were tasked to revive a struggling church, Jubilee Church in Surrey.

2015 - Richmond and Essex

Jubilee Church became known as Equippers Surrey. There are now 3 thriving Equippers Churches in the UK; Equippers Surrey, Equippers Richmond, and Equippers Essex.

2019 - Global

Peter stepped down from his role as Senior Pastor to join Bruce and Helen in the Equippers Global Team. Mark and Monica Collard took on the leadership of Equippers Church Surrey, also giving leadership to Equippers Churches in the UK.

In the last 20 years, Equippers Church has grown significantly throughout the world. There are now over 25 Equippers Church locations in New Zealand and a further 20 Equippers Churches around the world in 14 different nations; Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Ghana, the Philippines, India, Tonga and Fiji.

We believe that God has given us a new vision as we enter a new season of moving from addition to multiplication. Watch this space as our unique expression of the Kingdom of God continues to expand!

Handcrafted with love by Diego Favaretto
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