Kia Ora

“The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into His harvest.”

- Matthew 9:37-38

Welcome to Firm Foundation New Zealand! We are a nondenominational, evangelical Christian ministry in Dunedin that partners with New Zealand churches and ministries in the areas of disciple makingconversational evangelism, inductive Bible study, expository Bible teaching, and biblical worldview training.

We invite you to tour our site. Please let us know if we can assist you, your church, or your ministry in any way.

In Messiah Jesus,
Jeff Coleman

Current Opportunities

How Do We Make Disciples Like Jesus?

Disciple making is the primary mission of the church. Jesus' last words (Mt 28:19-20; Ac 1:8) are our first work! Yet few seekers and believers are personally mentored over a long period of time in an intentional way, in the manner of Jesus and the disciples.

In November-December 2020, at Caversham Community Church, we will be focusing on the topic of disciple making. The Sunday messages will focus on various aspects of disciple making, to help believers know what to do practically in order to make disciples. We hope this focus on disciple making will result over time in the multiplication of disciple makers in Dunedin.

Would you like to learn more about disciple making? Is God calling you to be personally mentored or to mentor others? Please contact us and let us know about your interest!

Join Our Evangelism Team

Every week our Dunedin Evangelism team shares the gospel on the streets of Dunedin and on the campus of the University of Otago. We've been doing this in Dunedin for two years and have had good success sharing the gospel message with hundreds of Kiwis in a friendly, conversational way.  We use the Gospel Diagram and other methods to try to make the gospel message crystal clear, so that those we meet may understand the eternal choice they must make about Jesus.

Would you like to share the gospel on a more regular basis but don't know where to start? We encourage you to come along and observe what we do. We love to train new evangelists and to set them on a course to fulfil the Great Commission right here in New Zealand. Contact us and let us know of your interest!

Study the Bible In-Depth with Others

Would you like to be more disciplined in studying and applying God's word? Would you like to meet with other believers every week who are serious about Bible study? If so, check out our inductive Bible studies!

Several inductive Bible studies meet in Timaru and Dunedin, and there's sure to be one that fits your schedule. You can attend in person or online, and there are various studies for adults, women, and youth. Contact us to learn what studies are happening now.

Many of us have been studying the gospel of John since February 2020. You are welcome to join us at any time!

Sharpen Your Understanding of the Bible

Would you like to sharpen your understanding of the Bible? Are you motivated to explain biblical truth to others?

We are on a mission to create a commentary on all books of the Bible from an evangelical, dispensational, premillennial, free grace viewpoint. We also plan to publish study notes on all major biblical subjects. Our commentary and study notes derive from our inductive Bible study of the Scriptures. A menu of our commentary and study notes may be found here.

Additionally, we invite you to join us via Zoom on Tuesdays at 7pm for Online Bible Study. We are currently studying John 6 and the Order of Salvation. Check out our YouTube channel for past messages.

Apologetics for Ages 9-13

It's hugely important for our children to get grounded in the Christian faith before they leave home. Otherwise, they will drop the faith and adhere to worldviews like Secular Humanism, Marxism, or Postmodernism.

Case Makers Academy is a school holiday programme that will take place at Mornington Presbyterian Church, Dunedin, from October 5-9, 2020. The goal of the programme is to show kids the Christian faith is not a fairy tale but firmly based on historical facts, especially the resurrection of Jesus. The cost is only $50 per child. Click here to learn more!

Weekly Dunedin Schedule


  • Online Bible School via Zoom, 7-8pm


  • Women's Inductive Bible Study via Zoom, 10-11.30am
  • Adult Inductive Bible Study, Brockville or Henley and via Zoom, 7-8.30pm


  • Conversational Evangelism, Octagon, noon-2 pm
  • Youth Inductive Bible Study, Cornerstone International Bible Church, 26 Filleul St., 6.30-8.30pm
  • Adult Inductive Bible Study, Caversham Community Church, 17 Playfair St., 7-8.30pm


  • Conversational Evangelism, University of Otago, 2-4pm

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