Hope Project – the big idea

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.

Hope Project Easter 2020 – what’s different?

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.

THE REQUEST:  Could you please help with the delivery? 

> 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)

> If you are in Auckland – see this webpage here,  Wellington Central are here, and Blenheim here.

Safety Briefing for delivery

Our safety briefing form for use with groups is here.


  1. Show the 3mins safety video here – or read the small print on the reverse of the above form.
  2. Take a photo of those who heard – and email it to admin@shininglights.co.nz – with your name and a description of the group (your city, or church etc…)


  1. Watch the 3min video here.
  2. So we have a record that you have watched it, email your name, phone and suburb/city to admin@shininglights.co.nz

Thank you!

Promotional resources

Please get what you need from the right-hand column of this webpage including not only promo video via YouTube here (or to download here), powerpoint here; sign up form to print here; and a safety briefing form here – but more!

Please donate, volunteer and subscribe

  • Donate here
  • To volunteer, click here
  • To subscribe for free monthly prayer updates, go to the bottom of this webpage.

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2019 Church marketing material below.


  • 2020 Hope for all booklet – Titled ‘Everyone matters’ here 

Promotional materials for churches – 2020

Small group/youth group discussion guides on Hope Project booklet topics 

  • The origins of our national values re healthcare for all (2020 booklet) here
  • The origins of our national values re charity (2019 booklet)  here
  • The origins of our national values re ‘equality of genders (2019 booklet) here
  • The origins of our national values re slavery (2018 booklet) here
  • The origins of our national values re education for all (2018 booklet)  here

For non-church audiences

  • Posters for non-church audiences for 10 Day Challenge here or Hope Project here
  • 10 Day Challenge business cards here


  • Easter TV ad – 30sec spoken word with Jade here
  • Easter TV ad – 15sec spoken word with Jade here
  • Easter 2020 booklet TV ad – 15sec with Dave here
  • ‘Conversational’ website about hope: HopeProject.co.nz
  • Discipleship website and app: 10DayChallenge.co.nz / Search ‘Why Jesus?’ at the app store.

Will you help the Christian message be heard throughout New Zealand each Easter?

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