Joe Fleener

Lover of Christ & His Gospel, Husband to Mandy, Father to three wonderful children, & Servant to the Local Church. Joe earned a Master of Divinity degree from Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003, completed his Masters of Theology courses in 2005 and moved to New Zealand with his family in 2006. Joe has served as a Bible College lecturer and “lay preacher” (churches, camps, conferences, etc.) in the US and New Zealand. In addition, Joe has taught courses for Bible Colleges in South Africa, Romania, Ukraine, and Australia. From 2010 to 2014, Joe served as the Associate Pastor at Howick Baptist Church in Auckland. Since August 2014, he has been privileged to serve as Pastor of Rolleston Baptist Church. Joe also serves in the following ministry roles here in New Zealand: Steering Committee, Stand for the Gospel | Coordinator, TIM Training Course | Board Member, Gospel Training Trust | Adjunct Lecturer, Grace Theological College. Finally I serve as a trainer for BibleWorks. Infrequently, Joe blogs on his personal blog where you can learn a lot more about him and his family over the years.

Fellowship of Reformed Baptist Churches: Roving Classroom – Saturday, 24 August

We have the opportunity and privilege to host our Fellowship’s Roving Classroom in August.All from RBC are welcome to attendWe will have visiting attendees from other Fellowship and area churchesCloser to the time we will seek volunteers to serve with catering. Watch this space… 🙂 FRBCNZ Roving Classroom – Rolleston When: Saturday, 24 Aug 2019Topic: Ruth–God Gives a Harvest of Sovereign Lovingkindness… Read more →

Liar, Lunatic, Lord or Maybe Legend

C. S. Lewis’ very memorable way of putting this… Stated in a radio talk in 1942 later published in Mere Christianity in 1952: “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God.’… Read more →

Resources for Home

Over the past few months we have been making use of the book Small Talks on Big Questions by Selah Helms and Susan Thompson Kahler during our “children’s story”. This book is essentially a teaching tool for working through a Children’s Catechism based on the Westminster Confession of Faith & 1689 The London Baptist Confession. We have also started in our 9:30 Bible Class a series where… Read more →

A Christian Call to Prayer

On Sunday, 17 March 2019, less that 48 hours after the horrific attack in two Christchurch Mosques resulting in the massacre of 50 people created in the image of God, I preached this sermon as part of this service. Today, 22 March 2019 when marking one week since this evil attack, New Zealand’s media outlets (online, TV, radio) will broadcast the Islamic “Call… Read more →