Hobsonville Community Trust

The Hobsonville Community Trust is focussed on empowering, supporting, serving and connecting the people of Hobsonville Point and the surrounding area.

We recognise that every person, family and community has a range of emotional, physical, social, educational and spiritual needs and that it takes a whole community, working together, and operating in its strengths, to help those needs be met.

The Trust was founded by three churches that chose to unite and work together in order to help meet the needs of new community developing in Hobsonville Point as well as those living in the existing surrounding area. The three churches are Lincoln Road Bible Chapel, Massey Community Church, and Te Atatu Bible Chapel.

Gavin Gunston, an early resident of the new Hobsonville Point community, was appointed in a three-prong role as a Community Coordinator, Chaplain, and Youth Worker.  We also have a second youth worker (Ben Cameron-Strickland), and a families coordinator (Gordon Summerville). Gordon leads our Hobsonville Resident Street Initiative, and a group of volunteers that help us with various community events and initiatives. Two of our volunteers are trained as school chaplains.

Key areas of focus currently include but are not limited to:

  • Connecting families and supporting/providing opportunities that connect the wider community right across the ages including the development of our Hobsonville Point Resident Street Initative through our partnership with Neighbourhood Support Waitakere.
  • Offering 24-7 YouthWork support to local schools and their students in and around Hobsonville Point.
  • Developing a new youth community which will focus on providng a safe place of belonging, character development and leadership empowerment
  • Working closely with a range of stakeholders across Hobsonville, residents and the council to improve the sharing of information, community collaboration and advocacy
  • Chaplaincy, discipleship, and pastoral care
  • Supporting/collaborating with other local youth groups and organisations that work in our area.

If you or your business would like to get involved or financially support the work of the Hobsonville Community Trust, please don’t hesitate to contact our Community Coordinator or Chairperson.