Our ministries

Get involved

Church doesn’t just happen on Sunday… we have lots of other groups, events and ministries happening every day, and we’d love you to get involved. So have a look around and see what interests you.

Sunday services

At BCC we meet weekly on Sundays at the Rawene Centre for a Family Service.

Family Service – 10am
A relaxed, hour-long service that includes modern worship music, a talk and the opportunity to take communion. We meet after for morning tea and a chat.

So why not come along and see what Birkenhead Community Church is all about this Sunday.


Every Sunday morning in the school term, during our Family Service, our action-packed Kidzchurch is on for primary school aged kids. Along with games and lots of singing, kids enjoy a lesson from their enthusiastic teachers about stories from the bible.

Young people from age 11-14 have a separate session called ‘Recharge’ and older teenagers are encouraged to participate as full adult members of the church on a Sunday morning.

If you’d like to know more about bringing your children to church, then email Emily who oversees our 0-18s ministry.

While our Family Service is on we run a crèche for preschool children. Two leaders look after the kids in our fun crèche, which is full of fantastic toys, books and activities.

Mainly Music
Every Tuesday morning during the school term the Rawene Centre is overrun with little feet dancing and voices singing. Our mainly music group welcomes 25 community mums, dads, grandparents and their kids for a 30-minute singing and dancing session. A beautiful morning tea is always provided .

Please contact Arlene, our coordinator, prior to coming as spaces are limited and our sessions are usually full each week. We’d love to have you!


p1090508The Base – this is a social group that meets every other Friday evening during term time.  There are milkshakes, music and games when we meet in the youth room but often the group goes out bowling, eating or adventuring.  Email Emily or ask Shannon for more information and for a term programme.

NEWTH – this is a small group running every Tuesday evening at a church member’s house.  It is well attended by young people with questions about faith and a desire to eat pizza!  Contact the church office or ask for Russell at church on Sunday in the first instance.


seniors2Alpha The Alpha Course is an internationally renowned introduction to the Christian faith.  We encourage every Christian to attend this course at least once in and challenge you to come along with an open mind if you are not sure what you believe!  It is great fun and involves a lovely meal, a video presentation, a personal story of faith and the opportunity to ask all the big questions that are too intense for Sunday lunch with the inlaws!  Please get in touch or follow us on Facebook so you don’t miss the next one.

Seniors Group – Our Seniors Group meets fortnightly on Wednesdays at the Rawene Centre to play games, socialise and have afternoon tea together. The group includes many from BCC and friends from the local community too.

Men’s & Women’s Ministries – BCC puts on irregular but frequent events for men or women which are some of the high points of church social calendar.  The men have walked the Tongariro Crossing, eaten breakfasts together, fished for our community meals and gathered to watch movies and sports events over the last couple of years.  The women have had events with a renowned singer/songwriter, heard testimonies, gone on conferences and much more.  Come up with a good idea and we’re all ears!  Follow us on Facebook so you don’t miss out…

Small Groups – Here at BCC we believe being part of a home group plays a key role in helping you grow spiritually and we encourage everyone to join one. We have a whole range of different groups to choose from and new ones are forming regularly.  Please ask the person sitting next to you on Sunday about their group!


Alpha – an 8 or 9 week course that allows people to explore life, faith and meaning.  Each session involves a meal, a talk and a time for discussion. For details of the next Alpha Course at BCC will be published here.  More info on the Alpha website

Reaching Out

Community Meals – Through our bread ministry we have developed a network of people now enjoy getting together every 6 weeks or so to share a meal and offer support to each other.  Working with local service providers and Christians Against Poverty we are keen to develop these links into a sustainable long-term outreach in our community.

bread ministryBread Ministry – We deliver bread to those in need, donated from Bakers Delight (local bakery)

Pastoral Care Meals
 – We want to take care of our church family and one way we do that is by providing meals for people when in need. Whether they’ve just had a new baby or they’ve lost a close family member, a roster is organised and homemade meals can be delivered as needed.

Missions Team
 – A group meet regularly to discuss community, national and overseas missions and how we can be involved here at BCC. We also support some individuals on mission trips.

We currently support Missions partners serving with Tandem (Florida), REAP (Sarawak, Malaysia), Manara (Jordan), with the New Zealand Air Force (Blenheim) and with Athletes in Action (Auckland).  All our partnerships are supported by CCCNZ.