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SOUTH CITY C3 CHURCH

510 COLOMBO ST, CENTRAL CITY

SERVICE TIMES: 10:30AM & 6PM

We believe that church is meant to be something more than just a place you go to on a Sunday. We believe that church is meant to be a gathering of passionate people who see themselves not just as a community, but as a family.

We believe that church is meant to be a place for people to belong, to believe, and to become something more than they had ever thought possible.

At South City C3, we seek to be a welcoming, passionate people following Jesus. We long to see the people of our city transformed by the radiant love of God and live satisfied by His presence. We believe that transformation happens best in the context of a spiritual family who refuses to settle for anything less than all that God has for his people and for this city. 

We are grateful to God for where we as a church have been and we're excited for the journey ahead.

We'd love to have you come along with us!

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SUMMER SCHEDULE

Dec 18 - Last 6pm Service of 2022

Dec 24 - Christmas Eve SERVICE: Nibbles 5pm, Service Begins 6pm

Dec 25 - No Services on Christmas Day

Jan 1 - 10:30am Service Only

Jan 8 - 10:30am Service Only

Jan 15 - 10:30am Service, 6pm 2023 Kick-Off Service

PASTORAL TEAM

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JOHN & KRYSTAL THWAITES

Senior Pastors, South City

John and Krystal moved to New Zealand from British Columbia, Canada in 2019. They are passionate about the Gospel and creating meaningful community as they work to see the people of God belong, believe, and become all that He intended them to be.

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KARIN DE KEIJZER

Associate Pastor, South City

Karin joined staff after 29 years of serving faithfully as a missionary overseas, working in Europe and Central Asia. Her passion is for pastoral care and championing prayer for the nations. Nothing gets her more excited than seeing lives set free from bondage!

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JOSH TAYLOR 

Associate Pastor, South City

Josh and his wife, Sarah, followed the call of God and moved to New Zealand in 2015. Josh looks after our young adults ministry and our 6pm Service, and cares a whole lot about helping people grow in loving God, loving others, and loving themselves in the way God intended. He's also once survived an encounter with a charging bear using nothing but his wits and the front end of a Honda Civic, and is said to be particularly fond of Tim Tams.

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EMILY SMITH 

Children & Families Pastor, South City

Emily has a passion for families and desires to see the families in our church thrive in their relationship with God, each other and their children. She believes that investing in children is a vital part of our church community, and she feels privileged to be able to guide them and their families into deeper faith in God.  

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SARAH TAYLOR

Intermediate Youth Leader

Sarah Taylor hails from Michigan, USA, and moved to New Zealand in 2015 with her husband, Josh. She brings all of her American enthusiasm into everything she does, and she’s passionate about seeing youth grow as individuals and in their walk with Christ.

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BRAD MARAIS

Teen Youth Leader

Brad is originally from South Africa but has embraced New Zealand as home. He loves the outdoors, especially fishing and hiking. He has a passion for working with young people and seeing them live their lives to the full and growing in faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

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EMMA & JEREMY LORD 

Worship Directors

Called to Christchurch from Wellington in 2018, Emma & Jeremy are committed to growing the culture of Worship at South City C3. Inspired by the vision that worship is the response of all of me to all of God, they are excited to follow God’s lead shaping the worship ministry for our Sunday services and beyond.