30 Hilltop Road, Flat Bush, Auckland 2019

Kids Church

Description

From its earliest days, Redeemer has been concerned to help the children of the Flat Bush community learn about the Bible and the good news of God’s salvation through his Son, Jesus. While it is always the desire to see whole families coming to worship on Sunday mornings, where this is not possible and parents are willing, children are collected and join in the Kids Church activities during the second half of the service. There, the stories of the Bible are told creatively and reinforced by craft and other activities.

Home Groups

Description

Home group meetings are also an important part of the life of Redeemer. At these, small, close-knit groups study the Bible together to understand how God intends people to live, and how that applies to individual lives and families. Group members also share their lives with one another, pray for each other, support each other in times of need, and help one another reach out to their neighbours and friends. Visitors and new members are always welcome to these groups.

Missions

Description

Redeemer church has a vital interest in both national and overseas missions. One of the founding members of the church has been serving in Africa as a missionary nurse for the past 9 years, and one of its elders has pioneered and now oversees a large missionary work in Pakistan. Recently, the opportunity has arisen to support a village church in India. Within New Zealand, church members head up a Christian preschool network, as rest home ministry, and an online writing ministry.

Egg Ministry

Description

In 2020, a free-range egg distribution company offered the Manukau Christian Charitable Trust, which is closely associated with Redeemer Church, the opportunity of selling surplus and cracked eggs. The income from this helps support ministry workers in Redeemer church as well as providing a means of making community contacts and helping families in need.

Community

“Redeemer” is a community focused church, which started in the Flat Bush area early in 2005. After starting with a morning Kids Church in Chapel Park and an afternoon worship service at a different location, in 2008 we moved to Chapel Downs School Hall and in 2010 we began worshiping within the Hilltop Community Centre where we now combine a Kids ministry with a Family Worship service.

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Pastors/Elders/Ministry Apprentice

Our People

Andrew Young

Founding Pastor Andrew was the founding pastor of Redeemer when it commenced as a church plant of the Grace Presbyterian Church in 2005. He subsequently served the Wyndham Evangelical Church (2008-2011) before returning to Auckland in 2012 to care for his disabled wife. Since that time, he has served in an interim pastoral role at Redeemer when it has been without a pastor. He has recently taken up that role again, and regularly preaches and provides leadership and pastoral care for the church. In addition, he serves as Director of the Ezra Ministry, a research, writing and teaching ministry aimed at the spiritual formation of Christians (www.ezraministry.org.nz). Andrew has four grown children, Mark, Katherine, Deborah and John.

Tony Bracefield

Elder Tony is an elder in Redeemer, and has served as its community pastor since its commencement. He has been responsible for developing the Hilltop site, overseeing the construction of the Sunshine preschool (where the church meets on Sunday) and the ministry houses that form part of the Hilltop complex. He has a passion for the needy and disadvantaged, and collects children and families from the community on Sunday to meet with the church for worship. Tony and his wife Sue have five children, three of whom are married and two – Lisa and Daniel – who are still at school.

Alexander Lourduswamy

Ministry Apprentice Alex was originally from India and serves as a ministry apprentice at Redeemer. He has a heart for migrants and especially for Tamil speaking Indian families seeking to adjust to life in New Zealand and the small Tamil churches they belong to. He also heads up a student outreach ministry at MIT Manukau in addition to occasional preaching and regular pastoral ministry at Redeemer. Alex and his wife Stella have three young daughters.