Live for Jesus & share His love.

Our Pastors

Steve & Carlene Murray

Pastor Steve Murray and family, Lifezone Church, Tauranga

Steve and Carlene have been pastoring Lifezone Church since 2008.

They met in Rotorua spending their teenage years in the same youth ministry. In their late teens they both moved to Auckland & then lost touch. Years later they reconnected and started dating. Two weeks later they got engaged & four months after that, they were married.

They have since had four children: Tyla, Malachi, Xara, and Bayleigh, and often have many more children/ teenagers/ adults filling their house - whether living with them, or just visiting what Carlene affectionately calls the "the Murray zoo”!

Steve loves hunting in the bush, cooking on his Weber, and has the biggest sweet tooth. Carlene is a gifted seamstress and enjoys looking after her vegetable garden.

Come as you are. Grow Deep. Live Large.

Come as you are.
Grow Deep.
Live Large.

Our Mission

Lifezone exists to help people live for Jesus and share His love. We do this by creating communities where people can come as they are, grow deep, and live large.

Come as You are

God loves us as we are, not as we should be. Whether you feel as though you have your life together or not, we are saving a seat for you.

Grow Deep

God loves us too much to leave us where we are. Everyone, regardless of age or stage, has a next step to take in their growth. We want to help you take yours.

Live Large

God's love is too good to be kept to ourselves. Living large means living a life that’s bigger than ourselves; spending it on loving others. We believe everyone has a significant part to play in God’s transforming work in the world.

Statement of Faith

The Bible

We believe in the divine authority and inspiration of the bible. Inspired by God and written by men, the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The Trinity

There is one God, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

God the Father

All people can trust the Father of creation to provide their earthly needs, but Christians can also trust their heavenly Father to provide for their spiritual needs. He also expects His children to talk to Him in prayer.

God the Son

The virgin birth, humanity, and deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit’s indwelling, sealing, and empowering of all believers in Christ.

Mankind

The perfect creation of humanity by God. The sinfulness of the entire human race is a consequence of sin by the first man, Adam.

Sin

Sin is disobedience to God. God has established that the penalty for sin is eternal separation from Himself, but has provided a way of reconciliation with Himself through Jesus Christ.

Salvation

Salvation is made up of three aspects: 1) God’s grace in reaching down to us 2) our faith in reaching up to God, and 3) our belief that the death and resurrection of Christ removes the barrier of sin between us and God.

The Church

Christ is the Head of the church. Each individual church is a group of believers who meet together for teaching, worship, fellowship, sharing communion, and prayer. The church also prepares God’s people for evangelism and service.

Statement of Faith

The Bible

We believe in the divine authority and inspiration of the bible. Inspired by God and written by men, the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

Learn More

God the Son

The virgin birth, humanity, and deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Learn More

Sin

Sin is disobedience to God. God has established that the penalty for sin is eternal separation from Himself, but has provided a way of reconciliation with Himself through Jesus Christ.

Learn More

The Trinity

There is one God, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Learn More

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit’s indwelling, sealing, and empowering of all believers in Christ.

Learn More

Salvation

Salvation is made up of three aspects: 1) God’s grace in reaching down to us 2) our faith in reaching up to God, and 3) our belief that the death and resurrection of Christ removes the barrier of sin between us and God.

Learn More

God the Father

All people can trust the Father of creation to provide their earthly needs, but Christians can also trust their heavenly Father to provide for their spiritual needs. He also expects His children to talk to Him in prayer.

Learn More

Mankind

The perfect creation of humanity by God. The sinfulness of the entire human race is a consequence of sin by the first man, Adam.

Learn More

The Church

Christ is the Head of the church. Each individual church is a group of believers who meet together for teaching, worship, fellowship, sharing communion, and prayer. The church also prepares God’s people for evangelism and service.

Learn More

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