Welcome to City Campus!
Haere mai! Welcome to our whānau! Wherever you are at with God and wherever you are at in life, you are extremely welcome to join us! We love our City and are passionate about showing love, bringing hope and inspiring faith in all areas of our lives.
Coming to a new church or finding a church to call home can be rather daunting, so we’d love to help you however we can! We’d love to meet you at any of our services on Sunday! You’re also invited to come to one of our regular newcomers' lunches – held on the last Sunday of each month.
At City Campus, there are a number of easy ways to get to know others. Joining a Lifegroup or joining us on TEAM will be the easiest way to connect quickly. Also look out for the opportunity to jump on to GROW – our four week journey that is designed to help you know our church family, grasp more of God’s heart for you and gain clarity in understanding your purpose for life!
Hi! My name is Sophie and I’ve been coming along to Grace since 2009. I’m interested in how faith and creativity intersect, and how art can be used to draw people to God.
During the week I study Art at Ara. I also love music and worship so you might see me around Grace on one of the worship teams. If you’re a creative, come and chat to me. I'd love to meet you!
Kia ora! I’m Katie and have been coming along to Grace since 2015. I work part-time at a cafe called Addington Coffee Co-op as well as being part of the visual content and design team at a company called Limitless.
Community is such a valuable and vital aspect of who we are! Jesus encourages us to engage in relationship and journey alongside each other, and I feel like Grace really embodies this. Part of the way I've come to find community at Grace had been through volunteering as a Barista and joining the worship team. The team at Grace is so good at intertwining the passions you have into your time at Church and connecting you with others!
I’m so grateful for the environment Grace cultivates that helps us grow in our spiritual lives, our strengths, and teaches us how to hear God and see the value within ourselves. I have felt so welcomed and supported through many different seasons. Cheers Grace!
Cameron James & Chris McFadden
Born and bred in Christchurch, we've been really good mates for a long time through sport and faith. We understand the importance of community and brotherhood and although not blood related, have the chance to call each other brothers in Christ and lead a young adult's life group for guys.
Working as a Physio (Cam) and an Engineer (Chris), we both get the opportunity to be lights to those around us at work, and by helping out at the 6pm service at City Campus. We wholeheartedly believe faith isn’t always about the big leaps we take but the hundreds of little steps we take every day that bring us closer to God.
Faith is not designed to be boring or a list of rules, but an opportunity that we have decided to grab by the horns and hold on as tight as we can. Being in sport at a national level has helped both of us realise that there is more to life than gold medals. Instead, we should choose to run this race of life in such a way to get the prize at the end.
Stu, Emily, Molly & Toby Metcalf
Stu and I, Emily, have been married 8 years and have two beautiful (and strong-willed) children, Mollie (4), and Toby (2). We have been a part of Grace city campus for over 14 years with Stu nearing 18 years. We have both been youth group leaders in the past and are now home group leaders. Stu is a mechanical engineer and I'm a part-time psychiatric nurse who works with young people and a full-time mum.
We are passionate about about our church family at Grace and have so appreciated them journeying with us through the ups and downs of life, we could not imagine doing life without you all. We are so excited about this new season that the church is coming into and we are looking forward to what it may bring to our young family.
Brad & Paige Adamson
Brad is a builder and I’m a receptionist at city campus. We first came to Grace City Campus 3 ½ years ago, and it quickly became part of the fabric of our lives. We love the way our now-teens Scarlett-Rose and Flynn, were enveloped wholeheartedly into Passion Kids, were connected in and engaged with. We so enjoy the richness of community Grace offers, the worship, the opportunity for growth and involvement at church. We also love being part of the wider reach Grace has across our city, by loving on and supporting our community.
Hi, I’m Logan, in my mid-twenties and having a blast wrestling with God to know who He really is and what He is inviting us into.
I am a banker, but believe it or not, I have a personality too! Amazing right, the Lord is good.
I am part of Grace City campus and love the people here. It can be hard to feel connected though as it is so large, so please feel free to say hi to me and make a joke about the above to help break the ice 😉. I love connecting with people so don’t be shy!
John & Bec van Ameyde
Hi, we are both CHCH born and raised and have five daughters with extra foster lovelies joining the family from time to time. We started worshipping at City campus mid-2017. Reflecting back Awesome is the word. Our God is an Awesome God and the awesome city team are excited about worshipping, encountering and sharing the awesome. They were awesome at making us welcome and telling us we were awesome. We are still learning how to roll with the awkward awesome moments in worship and are expectant for what God has in store for his people here. We now enjoy serving and helping the team spread the awesome to others.
Hi, I’m Tai Hwan Kim. I came originally from South Korea in January 1995 with my wife Mi Suck and two daughters Jenny and Jenna. I am a registered secondary science/maths teacher in New Zealand as well as in South Korea. I spent most of my career in teaching after I worked for a Korean government corporation for nearly 10 years in the 80’s, but I’m currently retired turning 66 in May 2019. I was brought up in a Christian family as my great grandfather planted a church in Korea in 1907 and became a minister. I accepted Jesus as my Saviour at Easter in 1977.
My wife and I came to Grace Vineyard Church about 11 years ago. I have been much blessed with GVC and with my life group which I joined several years ago when Harry and Christine started it. City Campus is a big church, so it’s good to join a life group and to serve in the areas of needs with our gifts. I served as a communion organiser as we worshipped at Spreydon after the earthquakes. My wife and I serve as welcomers and recently I started to serve as a prayer ministry member at City Campus. In addition, I started to serve for Healing on The Streets (HOTS) of Beach Campus on Saturdays.
I love worshipping the Lord in the presence of the Holy Spirit and Word of God being proclaimed. I love to see what God is pleased to see. I believe that Grace Vineyard Church is called by God for rebuilding and reviving Christchurch. We all are called to serve as Jesus did for us. Blessings!
Hi, I'm Pam. In 2008, some very dear friends of mine brought me along to Grace Vineyard Church, following a stressful time in my life. From the very first day, I felt loved and supported, and my journey of healing began.
I've been part of a Lifegroup for several years, and find this really important when you're in a large Church. Good to do life together as a smaller 'family'.
I enjoy being on the welcoming team since I still remember what it's like to walk through the doors and see the smiling faces of friendly and caring people. It's a way of reflecting God's love.
I love being a part of the outreach at Latimer Square on a Friday evening. It's a real blessing to serve alongside such amazing people and to hear the stories of our friends, who come along regularly for something to eat, and a chat about how life is going for them. God is faithful and will use these conversations for His purposes.
Bert & Karen Maponga
We are Bert and Karen originally from Zimbabwe and have been in New Zealand since 2003.God has blessed us with two beautiful girls Keisha ( 11years) and Mikyla (6years).We have been in ministry as a couple since 2009 and have loved serving God and sharing our testimonies with the people around us. We love being a part of the diverse city campus family where we always feel loved and welcomed.
Neil & Karen France
We have been married for 38 years, have two married children & 4 grandchildren.
Neil is an accountant and Karen a teacher.
We came to Grace about 12 years ago after our children both got involved in Youth.
We love both being involved in the church family in various capacities. It is so encouraging to be part of a Church that tries to be genuinely welcoming, has a strong outreach focus & a united leadership that portray grace in action.
Pete & Val Clements
Peter is a retired airline pilot and now a novelist. Val is a retired physio and now a dancing teacher and artist under training.
When we walked into Thorrington Primary School on the first day of Grace we decided that this would be our spiritual home. It has been ever since.
Grace gives us Spiritual worship and Spirit-led sermons that teach us how to grow as Christians, love God and love each other.
Grace loves and cares for people too and we have been blessed by it.
Join our GROW sessions to find out how to connect
Lifegroups are happening all around our city
Being part of a small group in a large church is the only way to get to know others and be known. Grace Vineyard is a large church made up of small groups called Lifegroups. We have three types of Lifegroups: Home groups, Activate groups and Growth groups.
150 Ferry Road
150 Ferry Road
PO Box 12-006
We have services every Sunday at 9am, 11am & 6pm.
Kids and Youth environments at both morning services
+64 3 379 8463
Parking is available in the Hampton's ITM Carpark across the road, or alternatively, Ferry Road, Leeds Street or Phillips Street.
Children's programmes for 0-13 year olds at Passion Kids.
Youth program available for year 9 -13 with our GVY Lounge.