Joy Ministries

Hi, Welcome to Joy Ministries National

Joy Ministries is an interdenominational Christian organisation that gives individuals with an intellectual disability the opportunity to come together to worship and learn about God. As many traditional services are not able to cater to the special needs of these people, Joy Ministries provides a safe and positive environment where they can come … Read More...

Regional Groups

Here are all the areas around New Zealand where we meet together.

Auckland Central / West

We are invited to join other church services throughout different times of the year, for more details, check our newsletter.

We now have a leadership team to coordinate activities around the Auckland region – including our annual picnic at Cornwall Park on Anniversary weekend.
To find out more or join us at our next service or event, call Jan on 09 818 3858 or email

Auckland East

Welcome to Joy Ministries in East Auckland!  We are a warm and friendly group that meet on the 4th Saturday of each month (February to November). Our time starts at 10.00am with morning tea together in the Cafe.  After a time of fellowship, we gather in the Church for our service. We have a wonderful time of worship together, sharing news and celebrating any birthdays. We have a wonderful teaching time which is often accompanied by an activity along the same thoughts as the Bible lesson taught.
We have a wonderful time together and would like to extend a warm welcome to you to come along and join us soon.

If you would like to come and be with us or, have any questions you would like to ask, contact Christine McGill  09 576 3363  E:



Welcome to Joy Ministries in Hamilton!
We have a wonderful time together and would like to extend a warm welcome to you to come along and join us soon.

If you would like to come and be with us or, have any questions you would like to ask, contact Jeni Hawker: Email:, phone: 07 855 0946.



Welcome to Joy Ministries Marlborough!  We meet together at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on the first Thursday of the month (from February –December).  At 5.15, we gather together to enjoy a time of worship and praise, followed by a time of fellowship (dinner together in the hall provided by our local churches or cell groups). We enjoy outings together and have groups visiting us also. Recently, we decided to raise funds for the Riding Disabled Association (RDA) – we baked and sold cookies! Lots of cookies – but it was a great success and a wonderful time was had by everyone involved.
St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is located at 5 Henry St, Blenheim. We welcome you to come along and join us soon.

Ring David on 578 0598 or Johanna on 579 1164 to find out more

Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay Joy Ministries


Joy Ministries Hawkes Bay has been meeting together since 1995. Our main goal is to minister the love of God to people with disabilities, bringing spiritual input that many don’t have anywhere else. We keep things simple with the ministry and allow God to do the rest – it has been wonderful to see His hand working in and through us all.


Our meetings have a time for praise and worship where everyone is encouraged to participate whatever their gifting (we have hand held instruments for those who wish to use them). This is followed by a time of sharing together, this is a great time hearing about what God has been doing in their lives. We regularly have a visiting speaker or do crafts or even a skit – it is a wonderful time of fellowship enjoyed by everyone together. Finally, that all important afternoon tea – it is lovely for everyone, including the caregivers, to relax, enjoying a cuppa and a biscuit together.

Currently we are not meeting due to the Covid-19 pandemic and looking for new leaders to run this group.



We are currently in a transition for Taupo Joy Ministries. Details will be updated here once they are available.




Joy Ministries

Whakatane JOY ministries meets (fortnightly from 0930–1130) at the Whakatane Baptist Church centre, located at 67 Keepa Road, Coastlands, Whakatane.

We meet at the church at 9.30am with other church goers, and go into church and take part in the church singing/praying/notices etc. Once this first part of church is over, we go out to another room, where we have a Bible lesson, more singing, sharing and an activity. We also pray for one another during this time. As a group, we sponsor a deaf child from the Philippines.

After our JM time is finished, we join the other church goers, for a cupa (and hopefully a bikkie) and socialising.

Our fortnightly meetings always start sometime in Feb and goes through until mid Dec.

We welcome any new faces to this area..or old faces – and any other Whakatane faces that would like to join us….

Wanda Hughes
Leader Whakatane JM Email:



Hi – we meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 2.30pm, 117 Ngamutawa Road, Masterton.

We have a great time of fellowship, craft and songs, with stories to be told – all are welcome!  We have a cuppa and biscuit at the end,

If you’re interested, Philip and Brenda Morgan are the people to contact on: 063773125 or

We look forward to seeing you!

From the Joy Ministries Blog

Brenda, Helen, Vanya

Devotion 14th October 2012

July 19, 2013

DEVOTION with the Notice of the Auckland Central/West Joy Ministries Sunday 14 October 2012 service “The Ten Commandments” I hope you are enjoying going through them this year – taking a closer look at one each month, when we met together for our monthly Central/West Auckland Joy Ministries service. Read the rest in the pdf […]

Central/West Auckland Newsletter

April 25, 2013

This is to let you know when our next meeting is. If YOU aren’t there, then part of OUR GROUP is missing and it’s not as much fun! Read the rest of the newsletter by clicking below March Newsletter

Holiday as a HOLY day

April 25, 2013

DEVOTION with the Notice of the Auckland Central/West Joy Ministries Sunday 14 April 2013 service I (Malcolm Dixon) hope you all had a great Christmas and summer holidays during January. We have been blessed with lovely fine weather. My wife and I had 3 weeks holiday away from Auckland in January, the first 10 days […]

Example Event

April 10, 2013

Auckland Camp 2012 with Colin Chitty

September 13, 2012

Colin Chitty was the speaker at our 2012 Auckland camp. You can listen to these messages below.     Friday evening Saturday morning Sunday morning

Auckland Camp 2011 Living Life to the Full

June 30, 2011 The audio messages from the camp can be found here.