TBC, called in Christ: to community, to the world, to God’s glory
We’re a church with a strong sense of call to community, whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whatever you’re facing you are welcome.
We’re a community with a strong sense of place in our world, we’re keen to serve right on our doorstep and in far flung places.
We’re a community in this world with a focus on living to God’s Glory. What we’ve found in Jesus is life that fills every moment and every aspect of our days with wonder and strengthens us for the hard times.
We’re glad you’re here! Whether you’re just checking us out, accessing info or a regular part of our church life, you’re welcome.
Titirangi Baptist Church
MINISTRY STAFF TEAM:
Music Ministry Leader: Josiah Carr
Every Sunday morning 10am
Kaurilands Primary School, Atkinson Road, Titirangi
Every Other Sunday evening 7pm Check calendar (below) for dates
Hosted at Titirangi Presbyterian Church, Atkinson Road, Titirangi
Click here to listen to our previous sermons
Meet the Staff Team
Andy was born and brought up in Liverpool, England. Studied theology in Scotland and worked alongside university students for 22 years before joining the team at TBC in 2015. He and his wife, Ines, moved to NZ in 2005 and love it here. They have three adult kids, and live in Laingholm. They are enjoying life in the wild west.
Andy leads the staff team and is energised by the complexities of preaching, balancing the competing needs of a growing church with the desire to build strong community. He also provides a coordinating perspective across the church’s diverse ministry. He’s passionate about justice, truth, design and chocolate.
PA to Andy
Catherine is a photographer, a lover of the outdoors, a Westie (no mullet though) and an admin genius. She’s married to Nathan with two lovely daughters. Her secret power is a sense of humour in the face of the complexities of keeping Andy on track. She’s involved in church music teams and is a dab hand with a screwdriver.
Associate Pastor (Youth/Community)
Matt is starting as Associate Pastor in Dec 2019… watch this space.
Childrens Ministry Leader
Jodi is married to Steve and is mum to two young men. She has an amazing ring tone which reveals her love of minions. She’s passionate about children’s spiritual development and is a bit of a Star Wars officionado.
Tor is wife to Mark and mum to Christina, Jacqui and Belinda. Prior to working for TBC Tor had a job for the government that she’s not allowed to talk about. Don’t ask her about it.
Michelle is of Dutch stock but Kiwi born and bred. She is married to Keith and between them they have 5 adult kids. She moved from East to West Auckland in 2015 and is surviving jungle life, fighting off the spiders every day. Michelle is bringing order and harmony to the church systems.
Brianna Haurua- Long
Green Bay Youthwork Team Leader
Brianna is a proud Westie who loves living among the trees and within a short drive to beautiful beaches. She works with the awesome team of Youth Workers at Green Bay High School in their mission to support students and staff. Brianna is passionate about teenagers and also enjoys long conversations about various flavored teas and watching Jamie Oliver.
Office Admin Support
This key team are elected by the congregation to work with the pastors in steering TBC in line with our vision and values.
From left to right: Lynda, Charles, Jan, Murray (Chair), Ruth, Rob and Andy (Senior Pastor)
Together the elders provide spiritual, doctrinal, and moral oversight, they lead us and are accountable to the congregation for the overall direction of our mission. Through prayerful discernment, hard work, late nights and a whole lot of friendship and laughter they are the key mechanism of our governing our life as a church
What we believe
we have core convictions that arise out of what God has said in the Bible…
The Bible is our authority
The Bible is uniquely inspired by God and is therefore entirely authoritative and trustworthy in all Christian belief and practice.
God is eternally Three in One
There is only one, living, true and eternal God, the creator of all. He is holy, just and infinite in wisdom, love, and power; sovereign over all things. He reveals Himself as Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. God is at the same time One and Three: united in the one nature.
Salvation is in Jesus Christ alone
God created all people in His image but each person has rebelled against Him and we are therefore subject to God’s just judgment of death. Jesus Christ died as a sacrifice in the place of sinners so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but receive eternal life. This gift of salvation is given by God’s grace, received in faith, and is not because of any human merit or work.
Jesus is fully God's Son in full humanity
Jesus Christ is the eternal sinless Son of God, through whom and for whom the universe was created. In fulfilment of the scriptures He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is fully God and truly human. He was crucified and died for the forgiveness of sins. He rose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven to be Lord of both the living and the dead
God, The Holy Spirit, equips God's Church to make Christ known
The Holy Spirit convicts, converts and makes alive forever everyone who believes in Jesus; joining them to the body of Christ, The Church, and indwelling each one so as to guide, empower and equip all for godly living and service
The Church is God's people, local and global
God has established His Church as the community of all those who are saved by faith in Jesus through grace alone. We are part of that global community, the Body of Christ, and united with it by faith in glorifying God, advancing his kingdom.
God will judge justly, all people from all time, and save those who trust in Jesus
At the return of the Lord Jesus, God will draw history to a close and judge all people. Before God those who have received forgiveness for sins by faith in Jesus will be granted endless joy serving God in the new heavens and new earth; those who are not reconciled to God through Jesus Christ will face His just judgement.
Download "Foundations" a document which unpacks our statement of faith
How we behave…
We believe in leadership that...
This is our Leadership Kaupapa – these are the values that govern and shape how we behave toward one another, this is modelled by our leaders but to be seen at every level of our interactions with each other.
Seeking His will above our own, and is commited to discerning God’s lead together in prayer and discussion.
we value relationships and seek to honour and build up all in the Body of Christ.
sacrificially seeking the good of others above the needs of self, acknowledges the call to serve above the desire to be served
acting patiently, encouraging the good in all circumstances, building up the individual believer, and the body of Christ, at TBC
the words and ways of speaking to and of one another, and how we behave toward each other, are consistent with Biblical exhortations to be inwardly transformed
we value the work of the Spirit in equipping the whole body and each member with gifts to contribute; we value and harness the perspectives of others toward the common good.
Releases and empowers
affirming the work of the Spirit in the people of God, we trust others to use their talents, gifts and skills in doing God’s work.
leaders seek feedback, respond positively to critique and criticism, are quick to acknowledge mistakes and seek to be the first to forgive.
Our Church Constitution..
We have a guiding document that sets out who we conduct our lives as a corporate body of believers. We last reviewed this document in 2015. You can view it by downloading it – CLICK HERE
What we do…
Every other Sunday evening service.
Blueprint is fun, deep and challenging. Less formal than Sunday mornings, more opportunities to share, to engage and to go deeper in relationship, learning and worship. Led by our youth team for our whole church and anyone who wants to come along – come with friends, or come alone, you’ll be welcome and made to feel part of the gang.
7pm at the church buildings: 32 Kaurilands Road. Check the church diary below for details.
TBC Youth is for High School students (Years 9-13) and is fun, friendly and leads to discovering more about Jesus.
Deeper friendships, greater understanding and so much FUN! Weekly homegroups, monthly socials and two camps a year PLUS a tonne more stuff. Come along, bring you mates, and get stuck in.
7eight9s – Intermediates matter.
At a time of massive changes our intermediates need to know what matters, what lasts and what a great plan God has in store for them. At a time of huge questions our intermediates are encouraged to anchor deep in Jesus, test out and trust in God’s Word and to discover that He is truly faithful.
School years 7,8 and 9 have a time of going deep together in the service on Sunday mornings and that’s complimented by regular socials. Everyone is welome to the large and lively group of young men and women.
Our kids ministry on Sunday mornings and through the week.
Great teaching, tonnes of fun, age appropriate faith engagement that encourages and deepens faith in Jesus. We value our kids, not just for who they might become but who they are right now and because they are loved by God.
THROUGH THE WEEK…
TUESDAY: mainly music
Thousands of kids all over the world have joined in and loved mainly music programmes.
Come along Tuesday mornings with your preschool children for songs, dance, company and a bit of a laugh.
There are two 30 minute sessions. 9:30 and 10:45 with tea/coffee served 10:00-10:30. $3 per family, per session.
The evergreens are all about thriving in the latter years, There’s a wide and varied programme including social outings and monthly communion – Thursday mornings 10-12 the gang can be found laughing, singing, playing, chatting, eating and generally being the rowdiest group who use the church buildings during the week (and being proud of that reputation). All welcome! Gold coin donation welcome but not essential.
FRIDAY: Weekly Grind
Coffee, cake & adult conversation
Sometime in the week carers of young kids need to chill out and connect with each other, adult conversation with people who get where you’re at. Weekly Grind is Friday mornings, barista coffee and great cake at an amazing price $4.50, the kids get to play and you get to talk.
10am-12noon every Friday during term time.
Join one to get the most out of church.
We connect beyond Sunday morning and that means we build community around content, based on friendship and commitment, growing together in character and knowledge. It means to have more together than we do on our own. We need one another. We need these home groups to grow, connect and serve together. Mid-week and sometimes weekend groups are an essential part of our life together.
Use the contact form below to find out more.
We run this practical introduction to budgeting course.
The CAP Money Course is a free, revolutionary money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that really works.
Over 3 evenings, this course will help you prioritise the things that are important to you, manage any debt that you have, live well within your means and save for your future – just as it has for thousands of New Zealanders!
Contact the church office to find out when the next course is running…
Life and faith don’t always make sense,
Alpha is a great place to ask and answer questions, explore what it means to believe in Jesus and puzzle things out among friends.
This course includes great food, good company, lots of laughs and engaging content.
The next course will start on July 26th
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Green Bay Youth Work
A TBC partnership with Green Bay High School which is part of the 24/7 youthwork network – providing support, mentoring and encouragement to students.
Find out more at greenbayyouthwork.com
When life is all hard yards, when you are discouraged, isolated, ill, struggling, grieving or needing a helping hand there are networks of people and resources available to give you some help to get through and move on. We can help, you don’t need to go through tough stuff on your own.
Use the form below to ask for help.
Here’s what we’re up to…
44 Kaurilands Road, Titirangi, Auckland 0602
The church office is open Mon-Thu, 9am - 4pm
Registered NZ Charity: CC24640
PO BOX 80119 Green Bay, Auckland 0643