A united effort to keep the celebration of CHRIST in CHRISTmas

WHY?

Hope Project Christmas is about celebrating authentically, to keep the Christ in Christmas, to keep the traditions and story alive. 

Together we keep the Christ in Christmas — remembering the history through which our cultural values of equality, tolerance, honesty and charity came.

Watch the 60 second vision here

Watch the 30 second poem here

Hope Project Christmas Vision

Hear Dave explain the vision afresh – while outlining items for prayer. Recorded Nov 2023

Our invitation is that you be intentional about using nativity-based CHRISTmas themes in your areas of influence.

Click each button for multiple fresh ideas to inspire you

Ideas for Individuals

A great time to get creative, visit your local Christian bookstores or search online at various retailers

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Links to find these resources – and more…

Ideas for Businesses

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Downloadable Resources

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Print quality Vector graphics for print Collateral. Click on image to download ZIP file – 4MB.

Digital graphics for websites, Emails, Powerpoint and video use. Click on image to download ZIP file – 9MB.

Portrait Retail poster or Counter Stand. Editable Print-Ready PDF & imagery. Click on image to download ZIP file – 107MB.

Pohutukawa beach background imagery for billboard signage. Click on size to download from Dropbox LARGE (4mtr) 86MB. SMALL (2mtr) 15MB

Printer ready Billboard with graphics for LARGE size up to 4m. Click on image to download PDF from Dropbox 340MB.

Ideas for Churches

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More Ideas for Churches

ENCOURAGE THE ‘BIG IDEA

– Download ‘Wanted’ posters JPEG or PDF or one with photo examples HERE

– To share with a group or your church, use this amazing power point, supported by this 1min video on youtube.

– Model and share the ideas above for individuals and businesses.

 

COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONcollaborate to remind your city of the Christ of CHRISTmas! 

Use creativity and courage for united CHRISTmas events to share the Hope that we have. 
Some brilliant examples below.

  • New Plymouth — churches have combined previously to present CHRISTmas dramas and theatricals to thousands of school children –  also in 2019 there was united effort with nativity stickers they created for many cars, plus window decal in many windows around the city. 
  • Levin — the churches float was a multi-stage story — and won the competition in 2019 – for more CLICK HERE. 
  • Tauranga — a ‘walk-through’ nativity theatrical called ‘The Road To Bethlehem’ is hosted annually at the SDA Church, with a dozen churches uniting in the effort. Also a Hikoi is organised by the central churches from church to church. 
  • New Lynn, Auckland — a local church is invited back yearly by the Business Association for the Christmas Family event — they share what they’ve done CLICK HERE
  • Ngāruawāhia, Waikato — have run a successful Nativity Booth for over 5 years — check out their STORY HERE
  • North Shore, Auckland — a ‘next level’ exceptional interactive light display held over 5 days leading up to Christmas each year. CLICK HERE
  • Cambridge (and other places) — combined carol gathering and concerts are hosted. 
  • What about a Billboard? — Churches can rally together to sponsor a nativity billboard!  
    Graphics downloadable on this page and we invite you to use the Hope Project’s design HERE. This can promote the Hope Project OR your own sponsors. Contact us for resizing or logo change-outs. 

Resources for Kids

A great time to get creative, inspire your children, grandkids, wider whānau, schools, kids groups, friends etc

Video Resources

PRODUCTS – that will help achieve the goal

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The New Zealand Church has the capacity to see Christ re-established in CHRISTmas in this nation – but only if we have a vision for this, and will work in unison toward it. Together we can!