• Service times

    Services times are:

    Saturday night 7:30 pm for our Chinese/English service. (Pastor Daniel Choi.)

    Sunday 10 am for our English language service (Senior Pastor Jeff Whittaker).

    Sunday 11:30 am for our Chinese (Mandarin) language service. (Pastor Daniel Choi.)

  • Contact details…

    Physical and postal address:
    4 Inverary Avenue,
    Epsom,
    Auckland 1023,
    NEW ZEALAND.

    Email:
    epsombaptist@clear.net.nz

    Telephone:
    (0064 9) 6306010

    Contacts:
    Rev. Jeff Whittaker
    Pastor Daniel Choi

  • Church Officers…

    Church Treasurer: Ann Guan

    Church Secretary: Margaret Whittaker

    Church Deacons: Anne Bartley, Ian de Stigter, Kristy Choi, Willa Hui, Donglan Zhang and Alfred Zhou.

Let’s Chat in English…

Epsom Baptist Church’s primary contact with the community is through English conversation classes that we’ve called ‘Let’s Chat in English.’ Those who attend the classes – Thursdays in term-time from 1pm – 2:40pm – are mostly Chinese folk. This reflects the evolving nature of the Epsom community. The classes are free, although students are asked to contribute a gold coin each session to help with refreshments and consumables.

There are three classes, with beginners making up the bulk of the students. The tutor of this large group is a retired teacher, helped out by several volunteers who translate as required.

An intermediate group is tutored by an Auckland University post-grad student, again with a volunteer to help with translation as needed. This tutor has (in mid-August 2017) completed a certificate in ESOL Home Language Tutoring.

A last group with more advanced English skills is tutored by a CELTA trained teacher.

The convenor of Let’s Chat – Donglan Zhang – has a Masters degree in teaching English language, as well as a couple of post-graduate diplomas in related subjects.

Contact the church office (09 6306010) for information…

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