We're a bible teaching church....


....serving the Strowan area in the city of Christchurch.


We are all about Jesus. We believe Jesus is the most significant person in history and is vital for our lives today and into eternity. You can find a statement of our beliefs here.


Our name is linked to our location. We meet at Waimairi School which is located next to the bike track and train track that run north through the city - hence Church by the Tracks. 


We have a range of ministries to kids, teens and adults to serve our city and make Christ known.

Our Sunday service is at 4pm. We run small groups throughout the week — they're a great way to get to know the church community. We run groups for people asking questions about Christian faith and wanting a place to explore those ideas. Find out more about our ministries here.


We are independent in governance, linked in fellowship with like-minded churches across New Zealand.



We grew out of a church planted in Waimairi School shortly after the earthquakes, with a particular desire of sharing the good news of Jesus to everyone in our city starting from our local community. 


In 2012, a trust and constitution was established to form what is now the Church by the Tracks Trust. The trust deed defines our structures including the position of a Senior Pastor, Elders, an Administration Team and an appointed External Board of Reference. You can find out more about our governance here.