New Zealand Outreach
We have many different partners in ministry that work alongside GCC in Northland and South Auckland. Our mission is to encourage and mentor pastors and leaders from all denominations throughout the Northland region, seeking to see breakthrough and strengthening in our own 'backyard'. We are on hand to support smaller churches in the Northland region and provide tools that will see a lasting impact in the community.
Alpha is a course designed primarily for non Christians wanting to know more about the Christian faith. It is a safe and comfortable place for anyone wanting to ask questions and learn more, and of course eat some good food and enjoy good company. We run several Alpha courses throughout the year, including classic Alpha, Hindi Alpha and Student Alpha.
For more info go to: Alpha
Outreach Team 2014/15
Sara Jane Elika, Beth Harper,
Steven Chen, Andrew Ramsbottom
Our Mission Statement
The GCC Outreach team exists to strategically partner GCC with NZ based Christian organisations actively building the Kingdom of God. It is our desire to encourage the GCC family to support these ministries through practical steps and direct engagement. The outreach team will oversee the equipping and supporting of GCC members to serve these ministries in their areas of giftedness.
THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR 2014/15
A Girl Called Hope
Support and accommodation for young NZ women facing abuse, depression self harm, eating disorders and unplanned pregnancy. Ministry opportunities include: Prayer, Practical help at the home like gardening, participation in annual fundraiser ‘A Walk for Hope’.
Bible in Schools
Support the traditional bible in schools programme and its transition into the new ‘Champions‘ programme now running in over 30 Auckland schools. Ministry opportunities include: Volunteer teachers, Champion leaders, Support crew for ‘Champions’, Financial Supporters.
TEAR Fund Poverty Cycle
Combating human trafficking and building safer communities for our children through youth mentoring organisations ‘Brothers in Arms’ and 24-7 Youth Work. Ministry opportunities include: 2x 6 member cycle teams in Clevedon on Saturday August 30th 2014.
Scripture Union (SUNZ)
Support the ministry of Children, Youth and family camps particularly during the school holidays. “YouthServe” is for youth to put their faith into practice serving the local community for a week during the July and October school holidays. These "SUPAkidz" camps are for primary school children. Ministry opportunities include: Camp leadership, kitchen, setting up equipment, modelling Christianity to the children and leaders.
To answer the national problem of debt by opening and sustaining a Greenlane CAP Debt Centre which delivers debt help services and financial education courses.Ministry opportunities include: volunteer debt coaches, support persons for CAP centre manager, donations for food bank, event fundraising coordinator and confident public speakers.