Youth @ WCBC

Cityouth is a vibrant youth community which exists for teens in year 9-13 at High School level. Cityouth is run by a team of dedicated paid and volunteer adults who care about the youth of Whangarei. Cityouth is run out of Whangarei Central Baptist and exists to provide community and support for young people from any walk of life.

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Frontline – Wednesdays.
Running during term time, this is for high school age students. We start at 5.30pm and finish by 8.00pm. The programme includes an awesome dinner – kai and dessert for only $3. We also break into smaller groups for some of our programme. Big events & Groups nights.
Ring Cityouth 09 4383948 to find out what’s on. The youth team will fill you in on the latest info. Alternatively suss us out on Facebook.

Forms: Yearly youth permission slip

Camps: Easter Camp, Fridge (for guys), Hydrate (for the ladies), Queens Birthday and Xtend – we have camps totally covered. Details, registration information and payment portals for all Cityouth events can be found on our FaceBook page.

Pastoral Staff
Associate Pastor Stephen Battye leads a heroic team of dynamic youth leaders. If you or your teenager needs support, Stephen or a member of his crew are happy to talk or meet with you. You can email Stephen here.


Morning Service every Sunday morning 10am – 11.15 am.

Evening Prayer Meeting every 1st Sunday of the month 6pm – 8pm. Led by our very own youth worship band and Pastor Russell Watts

Evening Hands-On-Church every 3rd Sunday evening of the month at 4.00pm to 5.30pm. This is an interactive, family friendly service that welcomes all. Led by Pastor Stephen Battye


24-7 YouthWork is a network of YouthWorkers from local churches working in local schools, that believe in long term presence based youth work. Cityouth has three dedicated YouthWorkers, who work 10 hours per week in Whangarei Boys’ High School and Whangarei Girls’ High School while also volunteering their time for Cityouth. They are involved throughout the school, coaching sports teams, working with student committees, mentoring, running programmes, running lunch time events, camps, class trips and more. They have a real heart for journeying with youth and helping them to see their potential.

For more information on 24-7 YouthWork head to or send any questions to Helen Erceg or call her at 4383948.