Located in West Harbour, Auckland - FaithPointe Church was birthed in the heart of Pastors James and Viv Anson. Over a period of 30 years in full-time ministry, James and Viv have served the Lord in both small and large churches. In 2013 they experienced a sovereign call with a divine encounter on the streets of East Auckland. This encounter confirmed a prayer they had prayed only a few hours earlier, asking the Lord to confirm His word to their hearts. A complete stranger walked up to them and bought a prophetic message from the Lord detailing the walk of faith ahead.
In February 2013, a group of 20 people met together to begin the journey we now know as FaithPointe Church. The name was given to us with a strong emphasis on a church that will establish many 'points of faith' for people to believe and turn to the Lord in the years to come.
James and Viv have had many years experience in Pastoral leadership and Global Mission, having ministered in over 20 nations around the globe. Inside their hearts', they carry a church that God has been forging and forming over many years through many different experiences. FaithPointe Church carries the Apostolic seed within it of other churches and church planters being raised up both here in NZ and also overseas. With an emphasis being placed back on the need for NZ to rise to its prophetic destiny, there must be a return to the roots of the New Testament church - Holy Spirit power, every member a minister, reaching the lost through prophetic evangelism, missional intent in our neighbourhoods, passionate followers abandoned to God in worship.
Pastors James and Viv believe wholeheartedly that unless the church comes back to its ACTS 2 roots of Divine displays of God's glory, the return of Christ to the earth will be delayed. Jesus said the end will not come until every tribe, tongue and nation have heard the gospel first hand. What a great cause the church of the 21st Century has to invest in!
1. We are called to be faith-filled, big thinking, believers
We don’t want to insult God with small thinking and safe living
2. We are spiritual contributors not spiritual consumers
The church does not exist for us. We are the church and we exist for the world
3. We will laugh hard, loud and often
Nothing is more fun than serving God with people you love!
4. We want to always bring our best
Doing things well honours God and inspires people
5. We will seek the face of God often and with humility
Prayer moves the hand of God and invades the impossible
6. We seek to honour God with wholehearted praise and worship God is
Seeking worshippers who worship in spirit and truth
7. We seek to live our lives on Mission – here, there and everywhere
Winning people to Christ and discipling them is the heart of the gospel
8. We believe in a culture of Honour
Honour means relating to someone according to his or her God-given identity
9. We honour the Holy Spirit as our enabler in all we do
The prophetic and supernatural of God are released through the Spirit’s ministry
10. We believe family is the core building block of the church
The church is built through a culture of Sonship. Son’s build the house