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.

3seventeen Evening Service 
On the first Sunday of every month (except long weekends) from 7-8pm. Run by Kassie, our Youth pastor, this service is for young people, young adults & the young at heart. Invite your friends along!

Come along and see what Birkenhead Community Church is all about this Sunday.


p1040297Kidzchurch  (ages 4.5-Y6)
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.

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

JAM Preschool Playgroup
On Tuesday mornings during term time, preschoolers and their carers come along for some singing, games and morning tea at 10-11.30am.


Recharge (Y 7-9) Sundays 10.15-11.15am. Helping young teens go deeper into scripture, develop community, and own their own faith.

The Base (Y 7-9) – Every 2 weeks on Fridays 7-8.30pm. Social hangouts and activities for Intermediates.

Newth (Y 9-13) – Tuesday 7pm. An active youth bible study focused on deepening faith, alongside friendship.

Summit (Y 9-13) – Fortnightly on Fridays 7-9pm. Social hangouts and activities for High Schoolers. 

If you’d like to know more about our Youth programmes, please email Kassie, our Youth Pastor.




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 Leader Impact for Campus Crusade for Christ International, REAP through GC3 (Sarawak, Malaysia), EGM Brilliant Students Scholarship Fund through Bright Hope (Pakistan), Christians Against Poverty NZ (CAP), Te Whakaora Tangata, Alpha NZ, with the New Zealand Air Force (Blenheim) and with Athletes in Action (Auckland).