2018 Hope Project Easter

The Hope Project 2018 – and beyond

Many have noticed that public media becoming increasingly silent about the true meanings behind Christmas and Easter. Awareness is increasing that our nation’s churches may need to somehow work together to create this visible presence for the Christian faith themselves.

In response we are proposing that the Hope Project happen annually as a simple, known and already-tested solution that could return this presence to the Easter period.

The focus of the Hope Project 2018

A WIDER THEME: Where the 2014-2016 projects told of the invited arrival and spread of the Christian faith within New Zealand, the next few projects will tell stories that reveal how the Christian faith gave us many of our most treasured values as a nation.

A GOSPEL FOCUS:  Each effort will continue to also communicate an aspect of Christian belief or thinking that is relevant to the stories, as well as the core Christian message of God’s love shown through Christ.

Help to make a difference by donating now

RECEPTIVITY: New Zealanders have warmed to these projects (The third effort in 2016 received less than 20 complaints nationally – most related to booklets that incorrectly ended up in ‘no circulars’ letter boxes). People are loving learning about our nation’s history, while hearing uplifting stories of hope and faith.


  • TV ads (Dave Mann briefly re the booklet ,then Jade Hohaia with a spoken word about Easter)
  • Booklets to 85% of NZ homes
  • New 10DayChallenge app (search ‘Why Jesus’)
  • 230,000 additional booklets printed for church use during this year (for free)
  • 2 primary equipping resources. (1) Equipping videos on conversational skills here, and 2 new sermon series (message outlines + small group discussion guides) on ‘teamwork’ and ‘conversation’ found here.


A vital part of each Hope Project campaign provides high-quality, multi-page booklets to every New Zealand household. Having done this three time to date, here you can view a draft copy of BOOKLET-4

Your help is requested

Together we can achieve this!

(On current giving averages, contributions from 240 churches and 410 individuals would do this! By the end of January 2018 we had contributions from 77 churches and 138 individuals – and an exciting 7 weeks to go)

The budget is $6o0,000. This equates to

  • E.g. 600 churches or individuals giving $1000 per year
  • …or 1000 giving $12 per week ($600 per year).

Donate via the ‘donate’ page HERE

For more information contact admin@shininglights.co.nz

During 2018 we will add to this page


  • 2018 Promo Videos – 1 minute or 30 second (or 1 minute about booklet).
  • OR download 1min video here
  • Posters for non-church audiences (re 10 Day Challengehere or here
  • 10 Day Challenge business cards here
  • Poster for your church members (for notice board) here
  • Church powerpoint (insert video yourself) here
  • Self-print flyer (2 on page) for giving to members here
  • A5 flyer (single as jpg) for Newsletters here



  • Easter 2018 TV ad – 15sec spoken word with Jade here
  • Easter 2018 TV ad – 30sec spoken word with Jade here
  • Easter 2018 TV ad – 15sec booklet ad 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?

To do this we need 1100 people or churches to give $12 per week ($600 per year)