The Hope Project is seeking to bring an awareness of Christ back to the public square. The plan is to have THREE annual media efforts that represent the wider Christian community.
(i) Hope Project Easter – putting Christ back into Easter
(ii) Hope Project Christmas – putting Christ back into Christmas (from 2019 onwards)
(iii) Hope Project Family – highlighting what Kiwi churches are doing for families (date of first effort yet to be determined).
Affirming the significance of the Christian influences that have defined many of our nation’s most-treasured values, and which also helped establish Te Tiriti o Waitangi, is a priority to us.
2019 REPORT: This project achieved fantastic levels of public engagement again. A report is in the right hand column of this webpage. But how could we improve this?
2020 THEME: The wider 2020 theme is the origins of healthcare, again revealing how significantly our national values have come from the Christian faith within our history. (See new booklet online here)
2020 CHANGE: The delivery of booklets will now be done by volunteers in all cities and towns of 5000 or more people.
Due to Covid 19, and in the thought of public safety, we have requested that as of midnight 25th of March, when the Government ‘lockdown’ began, all delivery cease. For the sake of clarity, this even includes deliveries during personal walks for exercise, with no exceptions. Only national postal companies, newspapers, couriers etc. are permitted to continue, and do so with a number of health protocols in place.
In spite of all this, please follow down the page and register to help us. Once these restrictions have been lowered we will make contact and restart deliveries.. Please just note our maps may not be up to date for a while as we are processing all that was done in the short window of time before the lockdown started. Our admin staff are working hard to correct this as soon as possible.
> If yes, contact your pastor, or tell us you volunteer here. (Pastors’ groups nationally are uniting to prayer-walk all streets while delivering to letterboxes)
Our safety briefing form for use with groups is here.
EASY APPROACH FOR GROUPS:
FOR CHURCH PROMOTION
Promotional materials for churches – 2020
Small group/youth group discussion guides on Hope Project booklet topics
For non-church audiences
PUBLIC MEDIA LINKS