GPC Partners

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Working Together for Christ


We partner with various organisations who share the same goal as we do: growing a great community and sharing the gospel. 

Below you can read a bit about each of our Partnerships and how you can help us to help them. Please click on their websites to find out more. 
 

Te Waipuna Puawai 


Te Waipuna Puawai is a thriving community development initiative, based in the heart of the Tamaki Community.  Together with the Sisters of Mercy and our community members, we build pathways of success and positive change for our whanau, embracing a collaborative, holistic, family and community-based approach.

"Working together to strengthen women, strengthen families and strengthen community"

Through education and self-development programmes and family support services, we play an active role in the community, fostering well-being for people, families and the community as a whole. 

Every Sunday GPC collects non-perishable food for Te Waipuna Puawai foodbank, supporting struggling families in Glen Innes. 
 

Island Child Charitable Trust

Island Child is a small grassroots organisation with a big heart making a sustainable difference to the lives of whanau facing a housing crisis.

Vision:  Warm, safe, appropriate and sustainable housing for all whanau.

Mission: We provide shelter, care, support and opportunities for whanau experiencing a housing crisis. 
 
What we do: Transistional housing for up to 15 people; a 12 week personalised residential programme; Access counselling, budgeting, social work and medical services; Link whanau to support systems and government agencies; identify future education and job possibilities; Deliver an animal assisted learning programme; Assist whanau into appropriate, healthy and sustainable homes; Network with housing providers and government agencies.

GPC collect eco-friendly cleaning products for Island Child, to assist them in helping families with this transition. These are delivered to Island Child at the end of the month. 

Launchpad

Formally Bible in Schools, Launchpad provides Christian education in state schools. 

Our Launchpad Champions programme is a fun and engaging 30 minute session presented to our Tamariki each week by our volunteer presenters. Our presentations encourage tamariki  to be courageous, have respect and be helpful. Our tamariki are given opportunities to consider applying positive values in their own lives in situations such as being a good friend, working together, having self-control and over coming challenges. Our presenters share korero from the Bible and other inspiring champions to present positive values. Tamariki explore the korero through games and activities, then discuss how these values might apply in everyday situations in their whanau, kura and community. 

Some of GPC’s members are part of this program and GPC supports our local team financially and with a place to pray before their program.
 

Empower Asia


EMPOWER ASIA was established in 1990 and now operates in six Asian nations; Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bhutan, Kolkata (India) and Nepal. Around 265 teenagers receive 24/7 care while residing in one of our 18 safe-houses so that they may receive nutritious meals, come to grow in their knowledge of God and also attend school (or tertiary institutions). This is all carried out in a loving family environment.

EMPOWER ASIA has had a very strong emphasis on empowering local indigenous leaders of good reputation and standing within their communities to "own" the various projects. This is why we have expanded so effectively. These quality local leaders have real power to make real decisions about how their work can be both maintained in quality and expanded in quantity.

Their aim has been to build and maintain a network of indigenous operated Christian leadership development homes for impoverished teenagers so that in time, these educated young people will move out as adults to become change-agents within their own communities.

 

Global Mission


Our Church has key partnerships with the presbyterian Churches of Vanuatu and Myanmar, and the Church of North India. We also have important relationships with networks of churches across Asia and the Pacific, and international bodies like the Council for World Mission. 

Through these Partnerships we respond to the call of Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations and help provide much-needed resources for Christian mission overseas. This also enriches the life of our Church through our mutual sharing and growing together in the worldwide body of Christ.

 





 

 

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 9.30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team who will be wearing a Welcome lanyard.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits after our service. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 9.30am with a warm welcome from one of our team members. Then follows a time of sung worship, led by our band. We typically have 2 or 3 songs lasting approximately 20 minutes. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the bible. One of our leaders will give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song. There is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.

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What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

GPC Kids for children from birth to age 11 (school year 6)
GPC Youth for young people aged 11+

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go into our church lounge for GPC Kids/ GPC Youth.  You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy. Whilst you are dropping your kids off at their groups, we pause to take time to chat to someone sitting near or next to us, giving folk a chance to come back before the sermon begins.


The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

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Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Music Team Ministry
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

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