The advent of democratic change in South Africa in the 1990s led to an exodus of many
White Afrikaans-speaking Christians from South Africa. They settled all over the world.
One of the countries of choice was New Zealand. A group of these emigrants came together
in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1998 and founded an Afrikaans church. The Church grew
from one congregation to a denomination that currently has nine congregations. This article
describes the history of the Afrikaanse Christen Kerk van Nieu-Seeland [Afrikaans Christian
Church of New Zealand]. It focuses on the founding, growth, Church Order, ministry and
challenges of the Church. The sources for this article are primary documents collected by the
author in New Zealand.