About tcc

Takanini Community Church, 160 Great South Road, Takanini
Location: 160 Great South Road, Takanini, Auckland, New Zealand
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How We Rolled:

We Were:
An open family of believers seeking to follow Jesus Christ and live out His teaching while we watch for His return.

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Our Vision and Action Commitment as a Church Family:

• We worship God with passion, as a lifestyle choice, and love one another in practice.
• We teach, equip and disciple through sound Biblical theology with practical, personal application.
• We welcome and incorporate all people, and develop each person’s gifts, to build the Body of Christ and benefit the wider community.
• We share the Gospel of Life in Christ in all ways possible – especially through our personal networks.
• We have a local, national and international community focus, rather than a self-focus.
• We do all this in obedience and with an expectation of Christ’s return to reign as King.

Leadership Team:

tcc leadership team June 2016L-R:
Garry Schäche – elder
Jim Burge – deacon
Glenise Burge – deaconess, secretary, treasurer
Dr Matthew Flannagan – teaching pastor
Ernie Schache – elder, missions
Rev Penny Vann – elder, teaching pastor, ministry & leadership development
Rev Jefferson Vann – elder, teaching pastor, ministry & leadership development

Also on staff:
Margaret Fuemana – children’s ministries (on health leave)
Vicki Alexander – mainly music coordinator

Sunday Worship – 10am:

Sunday Morning Teaching• We met at 10am on Sunday mornings to worship God and encourage one another in our Christian walk.
• Our service style was not too formal, but neither was it irreverent.
• Our music was blended worship – a mix of traditional hymns, classic choruses and contemporary worship songs.
• Our Bible teaching was expositional, practical and drawn from a variety of Old and New Testament texts.
• We celebrated Communion weekly and on special occasions (Easter, Christmas etc). Our table was ‘open’ – if you love Jesus you were welcome to join with us.
• We encouraged children to be involved in our Service. Our children participated in reading the Scriptures, playing instruments in the Worship Team, sound engineering, and the younger children did colouring or bible quiz activities as we were taught from the Scriptures.
• After the service we met for fellowship and morning tea in the lounge at the rear of the church hall.


• We had two ‘Crying Rooms’ with double-glazed windows facing into the sanctuary. They were equipped with toys and books if you preferred to sit with your children as they played. There was an adjustable speaker in each room and in the entrance lobby so you could also hear the service.
• We had wheel chair access via the hall entrance on the outside left of the church.
• Our sanctuary was air conditioned for cooling during the hot months, and warmth during the cooler.

Take a ‘Visual Tour‘ of our building.

Messy Church

Messy Church TakaniniOn the third Sunday monthly we held a Messy Church Service. This was an all-age Sunday School designed for all generations to participate together in a meal, activities, crafts and a simple lesson from the Bible.
Click for photo galleries on the Takanini Messy Church website

During the Week

playgroup logo_sep2015_smallSunday
10:00 a.m. Worship and Communion time commenced.
12:00 p.m. B.Y.O. Picnic Lunch together in the church lounge – on the 1st Sunday of each month.

From 9:00am until 11:30am we had a Playgroup in the church hall which included a Mainly Music session. An excellent program for pre-schoolers and their mums and dads.

From 7:00pm until 9:00pm a Home Group met for fellowship and reflection on the Scripture lessons from our Sunday sermon series (refer to ‘Teaching‘).

family movie night 3rd FRIDAY MONTHLYFriday
7:00 p.m. Family Movie Night in the church lounge, 3rd Friday monthly. Complimentary coffee/tea, gold coin koha cakes, soft drinks were available for sale – All proceeds were donated to Christian Screen Trust. There was NO CHARGE for viewing the movie.

Some Youth GroupSOME Youth Group for teens+ met most Saturdays for various activities including Bible studies, community service and entertainment.

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International Workers We Supported:

Cliff & Leonie Ireland 2015Cliff & Leonie Ireland
Cliff & Leonie were Takanini Church members who manage a ministry and trust called Christian Screen – resourcing video and DVD libraries in the Pacific Islands, the Philippines, Thailand and in Glenbrook, Auckland.

Maeo Wipada Middlewood
Maeo Wipada Jan 2015Through our mission organisation acmissionz we supported Maeo who overseas the church and ministries of Christian Mission of Ban Naratchakwai in Nakhon Phanom, NE Thailand.

Naomi Vann
Naomi VannThrough Teach Beyond we supported Naomi as she serves in Southeast Asia

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acconzOur membership of Advent Christian Conference of New Zealand reflects our foundational belief that eternal life is found only in Jesus Christ, in His death for our sins, in His rising again, and particularly in the hope of His coming again.

Doctrinal info:
Declaration of Principles
What is an Advent Christian?
What is Conditional Immortality?


Takanini Community Church Property Trust
PO Box 202162 Southgate, Takanini 2246, Auckland
Email our secretary, Glenise Burge:

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