WHAT WE DO

LIFE OUTSIDE OF SUNDAY!

Check out the brochure of all the things we have available:

It is awesome how many things MCBC offers.
We are a church that offers plenty of opportunities to be involved, where you can meet others, grow, get needs met and serve others as well.

We know you will find something for you!

OUR VISION

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WHAT WE DO

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OUR COMMUNITY

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PRACTICAL HELP

GOD CARES FOR YOU, SO DO WE

We can say we care, but it sometimes helps to show we care too.

 

We want to be a church that cares well for people
because we know that God cares for you!

We offer practical assistance for individuals and families with such things as:

FRESH BREAD

Every Sunday at Morning Church

We have bags of fresh bread and buns available.

KIDS CLOTHING XCHANGE

Kids grow out of clothes so fast. So we offer a free kids clothing exchange.
You can drop off clean, tidy kids clothes here at church, and then on the first Sunday of the month, you can help yourself with up to five items of kids clothing per family for free. Some of the clothing is even brand new.

Just a great way to help each other and stretch the family budget.

FROZEN MEALS

In conjunction with a food rescue charity, we usually have frozen meals that we can help people know need it. Pick up or deliver.

FOOD PARCEL CONTACTS

We work with Papatoetoe Christian Food Bank and the Salvation Army and are able to refer people for required food parcels.

HELPING HANDS

If you need help with practical things around your home eg sick and need lawns mowed, we have a team of people that can help you.

 

PERSONAL HELP

SOMETIMES WE ALL NEED HELP

 

Sometimes, we need that conversation with someone who is outside our current situation; and church is a great place to get some of that advice.
We are happy to help in practical ways or in personal ways with advice, pastoral care, prayer or counselling.

LIFE EVENTS

We are available to help with significant events such as baby dedications, baptism, weddings or funerals. We also offer counselling. Counselling allows you to take charge of your own life and explores additional choices for you.


COUNSELLING

Our church offers professional trained counselling services at a significantly reduced cost as an affordable service to our community. Fees are based on a sliding scale based on your income and what you can afford.


We offer family counselling, children’s, relationship and personal issues counselling. This can be with family groups, individuals, children, teens or couples. Counselling is confidential and will be worked within the guidelines of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors Code of Ethics.
With a team of qualified and registered counsellors, we’d like the opportunity to meet with you and walk the journey with you.

PRAYER

Prayer changes lives! Do you have a real need and not know where to go, or who to go to? God does not want you to be burdened, bowed down or feel bound. Our Prayer Ministry team are willing to listen, share, pray for you.

Prayer is available on any Sunday after the services. Our Prayer team are also available to pray one on one, outside Sunday services, and through houses or land. Prayer is always confidential, so you can safely share what's on your heart.

It is exciting to see what God does when we give Him access to our hearts. Lives are changed. Relationships healed. Physically we can be healed. Emotional healings – the sense of relief needs to be experienced. Houses feel warmer and more comfortable. Children sleep without nightmares.

Invite God into your situation and see what He does.

For prayer, contact: prayer@citybaptist.org.nz

For more information, please contact the church office.

FAITH DEVELOPMENT

DEEPEN YOUR FAITH

 

This is central to what we do as a church – we offer an opportunity for you to discover a God who cares deeply for you. But this is an opportunity that you have to decide if you want to accept.

We would love to help you with any questions you have and to help you grow in your faith.

ALPHA COURSE

This is an amazing course that explains the basics of believing in God.

It is well presented, fun and involves food and getting to know others.

BIBLE STUDIES

The Bible is an amazing book – but often some help to understand it is great as well. We have a variety of bible study option available.

CONNECT GROUPS

We grow when we learn off others. Connect Groups is a way to meet people and grow in our faith, while journeying with others.

We can then offer each other help and encouragement – we all need that.

LIBRARY

We have an awesome free resource library with modern books, DVD’s, kids books and movies that can help you develop your knowledge and faith.

PRAYER

We encourage people to pray for each other. We also have staff or the Prayer Ministry team to also be available to pray for you.

BAPTISM

Baptism is an outward display of what happens for us when we decide to follow Jesus. We love baptisms – they are a great opportunity to celebrate someone’s commitment to faith.

COMMUNION

This is an important reminder of what Jesus has done for us. We celebrate communion once a month at both Morning and Night Church.

This is open to anyone who chooses to follow Jesus.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

GROW YOUR SKILLS

 

We offer great, practical opportunities to grow and develop.

TOASTMASTERS

Confidence and leadership are great qualities to develop. You can do this through our Toastmasters group. Meeting weekly and growing in a positive environment! We even have a Youth Gavel club so 11-17 year olds can develop their communication and leadership skills.

Contact Warren Christie for more info:

christiewarren@xtra.co.nz  - 021 202 81 84 82

SUPPORT GROUPS

We offer a variety of support groups such as support groups for those who have suffered the death of a spouse or those who are in the role of caregivers. These groups have a faith component to them, but anyone is very welcome.

TE REO CLASSES

Develop your skills in Maori Language.
You will also learn more about Maori culture and faith.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESOL)

If you are developing your English Language skills, we have a free class to help you meet others and grow in your English speaking skills.

SOCIAL

MAKE GREAT FRIENDS

 

FOR HERS AND BLOKES

“Blokes Church” on Father's Day is special – you might find a V8 parked in the foyer, a bbq cranking out front and more drummers on stage than you could wave a drum stick at! And “Her Church” on Mothers’ Day is nothing short of special – encouraging, uplifting and with style! During the year, there are other events too – maybe a speaker, a movie night, a service day… a great opportunity to meet and encourage other Hers or Blokes!

FLAVOR CAFE

Great to have a coffee machine in church. Great to have a place to hang out.

 

Tuesday mornings from 10am

 Mums, Dads and under 5’s hanging out – with a huge indoor area for Little Tikes cars and bikes, two outdoor playgrounds, occasional bouncy castle and great coffee and cake for just $2 each.

Sunday nights it’s dinner for $3 and dessert for $2 after Night Church.

Sunday mornings a great place to grab a tea or coffee after church.

DINNER GROUPS

Meeting in people’s homes once a month to share a meal. In groups of eight that change every six months – a great way to meet people.

OTHER

There are plenty of one off social activities & events…and regular ones too!
Get involved and check them out.

SPORTS

GET UP AND ACTIVE

Indoor bowls club – free.

Unicycling club learn to ride or enhance your range of tricks – free.

24 hour gym – and it is the cheapest in the country at only $10 a month.

It has equipment like weights, treadmill, cross-trainer, bike, rower and more. This is available for church members – apply here.

Monday Night basketball and touch drop in, sports camps, one off sports events, coaching in local schools.

Our facilities: 2/3 size indoor basketball court – with a 70 seat grandstand

outdoor floodlit grass field, table tennis tables, and a range of equipment.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

We do events for our community and for us as a church family.

Our major community events are:

LIGHT PARTY

The alternative event instead of Halloween. Literally thousands of people in our community agree that it is a great idea! A free event for all ages with bbq, candy floss, shaved ice, drinks, bands, sideshows, trailer rides, under 5’s zone, bouncy castles, inflatable boxing AND MORE! All free.

MCBC attendees, sign up to be a volunteer for this year (we need 200+)

CINEMA UNDER THE STARS

An outdoor Cinema experience with food, live music, good food and great coffee. Bring a rug or a deck chair and enjoy the outdoor experience.
It’s always free.

OSCARS TALENT SHOW

A fun evening of great talent and great food – all tied around a theme.

 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

A mixture of performance and participation – just what you need to get into the Christmas mood.

There are other events in the church calendar too: church ball, camps, outdoor concerts, picnics, Blokes Church, Her Church, sports events, Good Friday dawn service & breakfast, Lunch in the Hood – and plenty more!

Great to serve our community, and great to meet our church family.

For information on what's happening this week,
download our church newsletter.

 

FAMILY LIFECARE

SUPPORT IN THE COMMUNITY

Family Lifecare Centre is a place to meet with others, gain help and inspiration, find resources in the community, attend courses or just have a cuppa.

We have available parenting courses, budgeting courses, a job club for those looking for employment, English for speakers of other languages classes, subsidised counselling, practical assistance and more.

We are open 9-1pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Click the link below for more information

 

CULTURAL GROUPS

ROOM FOR ALL CULTURES

You head down to the Manukau mall, and there is such a mixture of cultures.

We hope you find the same here at church.

We believe we are called to be a multicultural church. That means we interact with others, but also have room to celebrate and enjoy our own heritage.
Faith fits into any culture, and we hope any culture can be part of our church.

There are different cultural groups such as:

Te Roopu Awhina

Hui, kai and whanau - uniting people in Christ.

Pacifika in Christ 

Sing, dance and encourage each other in our faith.

Fillipino Group

Meets fortnightly with plenty of food, laughter & good teaching.

Indian Fellowship

Has a monthly get together and always with food as well.

​International Group

A mixture of cultures, including kiwis.

 
 

CREATIVE

GOD LOVES CREATIVITY

There are plenty of opportunities for music, performance, drama, dance, multi media and production… if you have gifts, we love seeing them used.

Music is something we do together – and something that others can lead us in. We have a number of music teams who love playing together and using their gifts and talents to honour God. These start with our High School GAP Band, through to our Sunday Morning & Night Teams, and the young adults’ Embassy Worship. If you have vocal or musical skills, we love to use those in worship and develop them further. We want an encouraging team environment where creativity and skill can grow.

 

OVERSEAS

SPREAD THE GOSPEL

Telling others and showing them the love of Jesus needs to happen in our own back yard, throughout New Zealand and around the globe.


Internationally, we have a number of missionaries from our church around the world in places such as Thailand and the Philippines. There are also missions organisations we support in Israel, through Tranzsend and in places round the globe. This is done through Manukau Global Missions – our missions team here at MCBC. We also encourage our people to do a short term mission – if you haven’t done one yet, we say: “Why Not?!” Annually we do a missions focus over several weeks with prayer and self denial.


Nationally, we are involved with the Baptist movement, Christian Fellowship for the Disabled, Bible Society, CEC Bible in Schools, and Easter Camps.
Locally, we have various activities enabling us to take the good news of Jesus to our community. We also work closely with Papatoetoe Adolescent Christian Trust, local schools and churches and other organizations in our community. We also encourage individual responsibility to achieve our corporate goal of reaching people with the good news we have.


Mission matters. It matters to God, and it matters to us as a church.

 

LIBRARY

NOT YOUR USUAL

Modern, up to date and well maintained, our library is open any time the church is open. It offers a large range of books, DVDs and other resources. Including kids stuff, novels, practical topics or some grunty theology. 
Located just off reception with some comfy chairs, come on in and browse through a wide range of Christian resources as long as you like.

All you need to do to borrow a book is to have a postbox here at church.

We accept donations of any good quality items – how often do you really read a book more than once? Why not make it available to bless someone else.

 

MAINLY MUSIC

FUN FOR LITTLE ONES

An interactive morning for parents/caregivers and their preschool aged kids to enjoy dancing, music and instruments. Cost is $2 per family per visit.  Concession cards available. Every Tuesday (except over the school holidays)

 

9:30am-10am. Followed by our Flavor Playgroup and Café.

 

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