Strategic messages

This page contains some strategic messages from Dave and the team, and a few of the guests at Engage Conferences and other Shining Lights Trust platforms

The Treaty of Waitangi today
— with Dave

A stirring 45 minute presentation on the little-known background to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, concluding with a challenging strategic forecasts from Dave on where biculturalism is going in New Zealand, and the implications of this for the Kiwi Church – in view of how we might (or might not) achieve things we may be hoping for.

Engage Pastors’ Morning: The need for a united national and city voice
— with Dave

A strategic presentation by Dave on the role and function of city pastors’ groups in relation to the wider mission of the church, and of the relationship of these to denominations, para-Church and local churches. This message gives a context for some ‘next level’ united function.

Engage Pastors’ Morning: The DNA of a pastors’ group that brings change to the city
— with David Dishroon

A presentation and reflection on the dynamics involved, and therefore importance of, the united function of the Church at a city level – spoken with the past 25 years of consistent effort in the Tauranga Moana in view.

Engage Pastors’ Morning: Story-telling and discussion panel
— with David Dishroon, Colin Shaw and Dave Mann

A question and answer time related to the role and function of city/town pastors’ group – and related thoughts, observations, concerns and strategies.

What it means to have a mission
— with Dave

A strategic presentation for local churches about the ‘four pistons of outreach mobilisation’ – clarifying the strategic place and significance of each ‘piston’ to the greater-accomplishing of our mission within our nation as the Church (united).

Connecting Christ with Maori on the Marae
— with Jade Hohaia

A heart-felt answer from Jade on how we might continue to see Maori connecting with Christ on the Marae, highlighting challenges while raising awareness of the opportunities and journey.

The ‘Expelled – No Intelligence Allowed!’ story
— with Logan Craft

An inspirational story about the production of a now-acclaimed movie documentary purposed to challenge hypocrisy in academia, and of the journey through some wide-reaching reactions and opposition to it that followed.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi – a document to be proud of
— with Jay Ruka

An excellent presentation, that imparts an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi), it’s remarkably Christian context, and the implications of this for us today.

The Call to Change Culture
— with Dave

A 45 minute strategic presentation made at Engage Conference 2017 in Auckland, NZ, about cultural challenges and opportunities facing Christianity in the West, followed by a summary of 3 broad areas of needed response — one of which will be considerably new to the thinking of most NZ believers.

Changing the outreaching culture of your local church

A message from the pastors’ morning at Engage 2017 — in which Dave communicated his perspective on how to build an authentic outreaching culture in a local church through a habit-based approach, to see members actually mobilised (as contrasted with an approach that is based around running programmes).

When we all think differently we will all act differently.

The results could be greater than we ever expected!